Lufthansa to launch new destination to Tampa

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Frankfurt, November 21, 2014 (STAT):-Lufthansa has confirmed that it will launch a new route to Tampa, its third destination in Florida, from the autumn of 2015. The predominantly leisure market of the Tampa Bay area, the gateway to the West Coast of Florida, will see the destination served by the new ‘Jump’ business of Lufthansa which will fly up to 14 Airbus A340-300s reconfigured in a higher-density, three-class, 298-seat arrangement under the Lufthansa brand.

The Star Alliance member will offer a five times weekly link between Frankfurt and Tampa from September 25, 2015, reducing to four times weekly during the winter schedule. The Tampa - St Petersburg-Clearwater area, a rapidly growing metropolitan region with nearly three million residents, sits on the Gulf of Mexico and boasts some of America’s best beaches. It will join Miami and Orlando in Lufthansa’s Florida network.

“We’re delighted that our passengers will soon be able to fly in comfort non-stop to the West Coast of Florida on flights to our new US destination at Tampa,” said Karl Ulrich Garnadt, chief executive officer, Lufthansa German Airlines and member of the Lufthansa Board. “We’re expecting the new direct connection to elicit huge interest and demand, especially from leisure travellers.”

Tampa and its surrounds abound with attractions for holiday-makers to visit and enjoy, such as the Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, the Florida Aquarium and the Legoland theme park. Cultural highlights include the Dali Museum and the white-sand beaches around Clearwater and St Petersburg attract no end of tourists to the region, as do its many golf courses.

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