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Lufthansa confirms Charlotte-Munich flight

Lufthansa AG officially has announced the launching of a daily flight between Charlotte and the airline's hub in Munich, Germany. The new flight will begin March 26; an introductory roundtrip fare of $199 is in effect until Dec. 15.

Daily departures leave Munich at 11:10 a.m. and arrive in Charlotte at 3:00 p.m. The return flight will leave Charlotte at 5:10 p.m. and arrive in Munich at 8:00 a.m. the next morning.

Low operating costs at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport and the significant presence of German companies in the area helped Charlotte win the Lufthansa gateway, says Al McAulay, head of the Charlotte Chamber's aviation committee.

There are 12,800 German nationals living in Mecklenburg County and 168 German firms in the 15-county Charlotte region, according to chamber statistics.

Orlando and Pittsburgh also competed for the flight.

The introductory rate will increase to $269 after Dec. 15 before rising to $360 after Christmas.

An Airbus A340-300, equipped with 266 seats, will be used for the flights.

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Here is the official Press Release from Lufthansa...I found it humorous:::

Lufthansa flies to business centres of Charlotte and Guangzhou

Customers profit from the further growth from Terminal 2 in Munich

10.12.03

As of its summer timetable 2004, Lufthansa will substantially increase its offer of flights for customers from its Munich hub. It has already been decided that, as of 26th March, the airline will provide a daily service from Munich to Charlotte. As early as 1st February, Guangzhou will be on Munich's flight plan with a flight continuing from Shanghai five times a week. As of 28th March, this connection will then be extended to a daily service. Charlotte, the metropolis in the American South, will simultaneously be a special event for Lufthansa: "The fact that for the second time a new long-haul destination is served not from Frankfurt but rather from Munich, is an indication that Terminal 2 is continuing its success story as Lufthansa's second hub", says Ralf Teckentrup, Lufthansa Executive Vice-President Network Management, IT and Purchasing.

The new connection with Charlotte opens up a dense network of connections in the USA for customers. As the hub of Lufthansa's partner US Airways, in particular, Charlotte is a springboard to the Southeast of the USA: Passengers can conveniently and quickly reach a further 15 destinations with code-sharing flights from here. With a population of 500,000, Charlotte is the largest city in the federal state of North Carolina and for years has been regarded as the "boom town" in the South of the USA. The "Bank of America", the USA's largest bank, has its headquarters in Charlotte, thus making the Southern state metropolis the second-largest financial centre in the United States. 168 German companies have settled in the region around Charlotte, including large companies in the textile industry, metal processing and the electronics industry.

The region also has much to offer holidaymakers. The federal state of North Carolina is located on the East coast of the United States halfway between New York and Florida. In geographical and historic terms, the state belongs to American Southern states whose colonial charm is still to be seen in many towns in North Carolina.

In addition to 1,300 restaurants, first-class cultural facilities and a lively scene, North Carolina fascinates its visitors with its diverse natural recreational attractions. Richly contrasting landscapes and breathtaking national parks invite visitors to undertake trekking and rafting tours, anglers and water sportsmen will get their money's worth on the rivers and lakes. In addition, the Atlantic coast with its beach resorts and offshore islands is within easy reach. With its many spectacular championship courses, North Carolina is regarded as an Eldorado for golfers from all over the world.

The Airbus A340-300 to Charlotte takes off daily at 11.10 hrs., the return flight arrives in Munich at 8.00 hrs. In the forthcoming summer timetable, from its second hub Lufthansa will be flying to eight cities in North America and will thus depart 55 times a week to the American continent.

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