First Lufthansa flight from Munich touches down in Toronto

TORONTO — Lufthansa celebrated the first flight from Munich touching down at Toronto’s Pearson Airport with water cannon salute, a taste of the impressive first class cabin, a ribbon cutting ceremony and more.

Lufthansa expands its long-haul services from Toronto to include a second German destination, Munich. The new flight will connect travellers from Toronto to the award-winning global Munich hub throughout the summer travel season, effective June 5, 2014 to Oct. 24, 2014.

The new flight, LH 495, is operated by an Airbus A330-300 aircraft and will feature the new First and Business Class with a configuration of First, Business and Economy Class seats. This is the first time Lufthansa has flown from Toronto to Munich.

“Lufthansa is very pleased to offer Canada’s largest city access to a second German destination, increasing access to more than 450 destinations in 118 countries,” Hans DeHaan, Director, Lufthansa Group Canada said. “This reflects Lufthansa’s commitment to the Canadian market and the high level of demand we are seeing here. The new route is a great addition to our services by adding more than 1,500 additional seats to Germany and beyond every week.”

Lufthansa already operates daily nonstop flights between Frankfurt and Toronto, but this is the first time Lufthansa has flown from Toronto to Munich.

Munich, the capital of Bavaria, is the third largest city in Germany and home of the world renowned Oktoberfest celebration. It attracts numerous tourists from around the globe due to its rich German history and culture. The city houses some of the most prominent museums and galleries including the Deutsches Museum, the world’s largest museum of science and technology.

The Lufthansa global hub in Munich offers a broad range of connectivity options for travel to and within Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and Russia.

The Toronto-Munich service is the second new route introduced to Canada this year. On May 16, 2014, the Montreal-Frankfurt service was the first new Lufthansa flight launched in Canada this year. The two Canadian routes are the only new services Lufthansa will be launching in North American this year.

Photos from the event at Toronto’s Pearson Airport are available to view.

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