Star Alliance carrier Lufthansa is to open a new transatlantic connection to Canada, with services to the capital Ottawa.

It is to operate to the city from its Frankfurt base from 16 May next year.

Lufthansa says it will operate Airbus A340-300s on the route, configured with 279 seats in three classes including a premium-economy cabin.

The airline already operates to three Canadian cities – Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

It will fly five-times weekly on the new Ottawa route.

Star Alliance partner Air Canada already operates the service from Ottawa to Frankfurt, and also connects the Canadian capital to London Heathrow.