Lufthansa will increase its available seat capacity by 9.1% this winter compared with the same period last year.

The Star Alliance carrier will operate 12,218 flights per week in the 2010/11 winter season, a 3.5% increase over last year.

"From now on, we will also be flying a number of seasonal routes, such as Munich-Montreal or Dusseldorf-Venice, in the winter months, making those cities all-year-round destinations for the first time," says Lufthansa German Airlines Board member Karl Ulrich Garnadt. "The increased capacity reflects the impact of the changed seat configuration of our new product on European routes."

The 2010/11 winter timetable comes into effect on 31 October 2010.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news