The new route will begin on October 28 and give travelers from Northern Greece quick and easy access to the global network of the German carrier through its hub in Frankfurt.
According to Lufthansa Group’s general sales manager for Greece and Cyprus, Konstantinos Tzevelekos, the airline company decided to resume the Thessaloniki-Frankfurt route due to the high tourist traffic between Greece and Germany, as well as the commercial and business relations between the two countries. It is noted that Lufthansa had stopped the connection between the two cities 17 years ago.
“Thessaloniki has made significant progress as a tourist destination. Apart from its personality as a city, its culture, gastronomy and entertainment options it offers, it is an ideal starting point for hiking and exploration of Northern Greece or passage to Southeastern Halkidiki,” said Tzevelekos.
Flights for the Thessaloniki-Frankfurt route will operate every Friday and Sunday. On Friday, the flight will depart from Thessaloniki at 11:30 and on Sunday at 15:25. Accordingly, the Frankfurt-Thessaloniki flight will take place on Friday at 07:10 and on Sunday at 11.05.
The route will be operated with an Airbus A320 aircraft, the duration of the flight will be around two and a half hours and the distance covered is 1,542 km (833 nautical miles).
Tickets for the Thessaloniki-Frankfurt route are already available for reservation either through partner travel agencies or via Lufthansa’s website.
Additional Lufthansa Group carriers, Austrian Airlines and Eurowings will also continue operating flights from Thessaloniki to destinations in Germany and Austria in the upcoming winter schedule as well.
This summer, Lufthansa Group airlines – SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and Brussels Airlines are offering 52 flights per week from Thessaloniki, connecting the city with Zurich, Geneva, Vienna, Graz, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Hannover, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and Brussels.