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Lufthansa Takes Delivery of World’s First A320neo

Lufthansa Takes Delivery of World’s First A320neo

Lufthansa announced that it took delivery of the world’s first Airbus A320neo aircraft.
The carrier said it received two of the planes at Hamburg-Finkenwerder Airport. The first, with the registration D-AINA, has been flying scheduled service since last month.
The plane was outfitted with a special logo, reading “First to fly A320neo – Less noise. Less fuel. Less CO2.”
Lufthansa says that the second will be added to its fleet in the near future.
The …

Fraport to Take Over 14 Greek Airports in 2016

Fraport to Take Over 14 Greek Airports in 2016

A consortium led by Germany’s Fraport signed a €1.2 billion ($1.32 billion) deal Monday to privatize 14 regional airports in Greece.
Fraport and its Greek partner Copelouzos Group will operate, manage, develop, and maintain the 14 airports, located on popular tourist islands including Corfu and Santorini, starting in the fall of 2016. The group will also invest €330 million to upgrade facilities at those locations.
The contract is “a strong message to …

Lufthansa Launches Flights from Frankfurt to Three New Destinations

Lufthansa Launches Flights from Frankfurt to Three New Destinations

Lufthansa announced the start of three new routes from Frankfurt this week. The carrier began service to Cancun, Mexico on Tuesday, followed by flights to Malé, located in the Maldives, on Wednesday, and service to Mauritius on Thursday.
Flights to Cancun depart Frankfurt Airport at 2:25 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays and arrive at Cancun International Airport at 8:55 p.m. From Cancun, flights depart at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays, …

Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Munich – Review

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The Bayerischer Hof is perhaps Munich’s most traditional (i.e. Bavarian) hotel, one built in 1841 at the behest of King Ludwig I. who wanted comfortable lodgings for his guests and, at least based on one source, hot running water for his own bath, something his palace apparently lacked.
Once Europe’s largest (in the early twentieth century), the 340-room hotel, located on the Promenadeplatz, continues to attract heads of state as well …

Delta to Begin Detroit-Munich Flights

Delta to Begin Detroit-Munich Flights

Delta Air Lines announced that it will launch new service between Detroit, Michigan and Munich on May 26, 2016. The carrier will operate the service six days a week, using Boeing 767-400ER aircraft.
Flights will depart Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport at 9:55 p.m. on every day except Saturdays, and arrive at Munich Airport at 12:25 p.m. the next day. From Munich, flights will depart at 12:30 p.m. on every day …

Frankfurt Airport Sees New Daily Passenger Record in August

Frankfurt Airport Sees New Daily Passenger Record in August

Fraport AG, the owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport, announced traffic figures for August 2015.
The airport’s passenger traffic for the month increased 3.2% year-over-year.  Additionally, the airport registered a new daily passenger record on August 2, with approximately 217,500 passengers passing through the facility.
Aircraft movements at the airport were up by 0.2% to 42,787 takeoffs and landings.
The airport also reported a rise in maximum takeoff weight, with an increase of …

Condor Airlines to Offer Flights Between Munich and Halifax, Canada

Condor Airlines to Offer Flights Between Munich and Halifax, Canada

Condor Airlines announced that it will launch new seasonal, weekly service between Munich and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada next year.  Condor will operate the service on Fridays, using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
The carrier will offer flights between the two cities between June 2016 and October 2016.
Flights will depart Munich Airport at 10:50 a.m. and arrive at Halifax Stanfield International Airport at 1:40 p.m.  Flights from Halifax to Munich are scheduled to …