Lufthansa to Launch Non-stop Service Linking Frankfurt & San Diego

Curated from San Diego International Airport:

Lufthansa will offer direct flights between its largest hub, Frankfurt, Germany, and San Diego on a year-round basis beginning March 25, 2018.

The flight represents a speedy, efficient and convenient connection between Europe and Southern California for both business and leisure travelers, said Kimberly Becker, President/CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority.

“We’re pleased to add Lufthansa to our growing list of international air carriers,” Becker said. “Lufthansa will tie us into a new European hub system year-round. It will enable San Diego businesses and leisure passengers to reach new destinations not currently accessible via London Heathrow.”

The flight will operate out of Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) five-times weekly. The flight, which will maintain year-round service to the European Union, will connect to over 85 destinations in Europe, Africa, Middle East and the Indian sub-continent.  New destinations available with a single flight connection include Bangalore, Casablanca, Florence, Gdansk, Kiev, Krakow, Nuremberg, Riga, Riyadh, St. Petersburg, Sofia, and Zagreb.

This will be the only European flight serving San Diego International Airport (SAN) with a morning departure. It will take off from Frankfurt at 10 a.m. (Frankfurt time) and arrive at SAN at 1:20 p.m. local time. The return flight leaves SAN at 3:20 p.m. and arrives in Frankfurt at 11:40 a.m. (Frankfurt time, the following day). Flights will operate every day except Wednesdays and Fridays.

Lufthansa, which has never served SAN before, will use the 279-seat Airbus 340-300 aircraft on the route configured with Business, Premium Economy and Economy class cabins.  The flight will be co-marketed and sold in conjunction with United Airlines.

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