Lufthansa offers nonstop service between Denver and Munich
OCT 26, 2015: Lufthansa and Denver International Airport (DEN) announced nonstop service between Denver and Munich, Germany. The service begins on May 11, 2016 and will be operated by an Airbus A330-300 five times per week.
“Denver has been an important U.S. gateway for Lufthansa since 2001. Nearly three million travelers have flown Lufthansa to and from the Mile High City, and the return of direct flights to Munich displays just how important the Denver market is to our airline,” said Juergen Siebenrock, vice president The Americas at Lufthansa German Airlines. “With all classes now offering the newest onboard product, our passengers traveling to Munich will experience the highest level of quality, as well as the premium customer service, that Lufthansa is known for.”
“Each new nonstop, international flight generates economic activity, creates new jobs and raises Denver’s profile on the global stage,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “Lufthansa’s Munich service is estimated to generate more than 700 new jobs and $24 million in new wages for the state, as well as boost statewide economic output by more than $80 million annually.”
The Denver-Munich flight, which has a capacity of 236 seats, represents the first time that the A330-300 aircraft has been scheduled for regular service at DEN. The new First Class product, which has a five-star rating from Skytrax, provides outstanding comfort and comprehensive service. The new Business Class has 30 seats, which can each be transformed into a comfortable bed with a horizontal reclining area of nearly six and half feet at the touch of a button. Located between Business and Economy Class, the new Premium Economy Class offers enhanced services, as well as seats that feature adjustable head and foot rests and have a pitch of 38 inches. Lufthansa’s Premium Economy seats are up to 1.2 inches wider than standard Economy. The A330-300’s configuration also includes 177 Economy Class seats.
“Lufthansa’s nonstop service between Denver and Munich will stimulate travel between two regions that are already rich with synergies – from world-class beer festivals to innovation and entrepreneurship, Colorado and Bavaria are deeply connected,” said DEN CEO Kim Day. “Europe ranks as Denver’s largest international market by region, accounting for nearly 30 percent of total passenger volume. This new service will increase Denver’s transatlantic capacity by 23 percent, and increase our number of nonstop destinations served to 21.”