FRANKFURT — Lufthansa City Center has welcomed the 100th country in its global network – Canada – with office number 550 in Calgary.
The Lufthansa City Center Canada Travel Office is the latest new franchise member of Lufthansa City Center, and has been operating in the market since 2002. The corporate-focused agency belongs to Airnets International.
Sam Patel, owner of LCC Canada Travel Office, said: “Selling Lufthansa for the past 30 years and understanding the highly regarded and well-recognized airline brand, we could not pass the opportunity of joining the Lufthansa City Center family. The opportunities of the LCC network are endless. Working with other DMC’s, corporate and leisure agencies in over 100 countries, gives us the reach to work and expand our business to continue to grow.”
In the first quarter of 2023, Lufthansa City Center International reached the largest network growth in its history, with 32 new LCC agencies and seven new countries. Lufthansa City Center focuses primarily on corporate travel, and also DMC expertise.
“We are thrilled to have reached this milestone and welcome Canada as the 100th country. This achievement speaks for the dedication of all our team members establishing a strong presence in key markets worldwide, for the power of our trusted brand and the top-notch quality of our independent expert’s network of our 550 LCC members, providing exceptional services to LCC travelers worldwide,” said Martina Groenegres, Managing Director of Lufthansa City Center International (LCCI).
“Our latest expansion allows us to better serve our global corporate customers and strengthens our position as TMC,” Groenegres added. “With a commitment to excellence and a deep understanding of local cultures and customs, Lufthansa City Center is uniquely positioned to provide tailored solutions to our customers worldwide. Our latest entry, Airnets International, delivers exceptional customer services with a top reputation in the domestic Canadian and global market. Rebranded to LCC Canada Travel Office, they will be the perfect fit to our entrepreneurial network, offering tickets and tours from and within Canada to the global LCC network and servicing international LCC corporate customers as fulfilment partner already.”
And Brendan Shashoua, Head of Sales Canada Lufthansa Group, said: “The Lufthansa Group is thrilled to finally see the first Lufthansa City Center agency in Canada. Our mutual customers will enjoy the global corporate and leisure network of top quality service providers, global vendors, as well as top-notch technology environment Lufthansa City Center enhances the existing portfolio.”
To celebrate ‘100 LCC countries’, Lufthansa City Center Headquarters is encouraging its members to share stories, photos, and videos of their LCC experiences and journeys using the hashtag #LCC100.