Strengthening the regional network: one of Lufthansa Group’s ambitions in France
Lufthansa Group is strengthening its presence in France with the opening of the new Bordeaux-Frankfurt regional route. This new route will be added to the 699 weekly frequencies already offered by the group from the major French airports.
“We are very pleased to see this project of opening a new Bordeaux-Frankfurt connection become a reality, a project that illustrates our commitment to regional development, particularly along France’s western coast. This launch will allow French travellers to benefit from direct access to the largest Lufthansa hub in Germany, which is truly a gateway to our global network. This new route will also improve tourists’ access to Bordeaux and the tourism attractions of this beautiful region,” says Michael Gloor, Senior Director of Sales for France-Benelux, Lufthansa Group.
“Germany is now more connected than ever to the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. Frankfurt is the 4th German city to become accessible from Bordeaux, following Berlin, Munich and Hamburg. Considering how powerful this international hub is for Lufthansa, it is particularly important as part of our mission to develop Bordeaux’s connectivity to the rest of the world,” explains Pascal Personne, Chairman of the Bordeaux Airport Management Board.
A Bordeaux-Frankfurt connection in just two hours
The new connection will be operated by Lufthansa and will offer 2 flights per week. In less than two hours, passengers leaving from Bordeaux will be able to travel to Frankfurt on Thursdays and Sundays and take a return flight on the same days. Lufthansa will use an Airbus A319 for this flight, which has a passenger capacity of 116.
The first Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt will land on the runway of Bordeaux Airport on 2 April at 5:55pm. That same evening, the 1st airplane leaving for Frankfurt will take off from Bordeaux airport at 6:35pm, headed for the Hesse region in Germany.
Frankfurt, a business and tourism destination
Frankfurt is the largest Lufthansa airline hub. It provides access to the largest global airline network, that of Lufthansa Group airlines and its many partners throughout the world, which includes 170 destinations in 71 countries.
About the Lufthansa Group
Lufthansa Group is a global airline group made up of over 540 subsidiaries and other investment companies. Its strategy is based on 3 main areas: airline networks, point-to-point business activities, and service companies. The airlines that make up the Lufthansa Group serve 308 destinations* in 103 countries, and offer 11,738 weekly frequencies. The group’s air fleet is comprised of 617 aircraft. 205 new airplanes are set to be delivered by 2025.
* beginning next summer