Lufthansa joins the battle of Chinese expansion by becoming the next European carrier to launch flights to a secondary Chinese city next year.
Effective 26th March 2012, the German carrier will be launching flights to Qingdao and Shenyang out of Frankfurt. It will operate a three weekly Airbus A340-300 service on the route. The capacity for this route comes from the cancellation of the Guangzhou route.
LH784 FRA 2215 – 1430+1 SHE 1550+1 – 1720+1 TAO 343 135
LH785 TAO 2105 – 2245 SHE 0015+1 – 0530+1 FRA 343 246
Lufthansa’s China network as of 26 March 2012. New route is in red, while the existing routes are in blue. Click on the image to view in full size.
Lufthansa is the first long haul carrier to launch flights into Shenyang, while it had a brief stint in Qingdao out of Munich, in 2009.