The lure of South America has touched Lufthansa.
The airline recently announced its intent to further expanding its route network to South America. Come 16 November 2015, Lufthansa will offer year-round flights to Panama City for the first time, subject to government approval.
The route will be operated with an Airbus A340-300 aircraft which will fly five times a week between Frankfurt and Central America. Flight LH 484 will take off at 10.15 am and arrive in Panama in the afternoon at 4.40 pm (local time). The return flight LH 485 will depart from Panama City in the early evening as a night flight and land at Frankfurt Airport the following morning.
“The new route is good for both our leisure and business passengers here in the Middle East. With booming trade between the UAE and Panama especially as both countries are important port operators, the new connection via our hub in Frankfurt opens more channels and possibilities to reach South America,” said Karsten Zang, general manager, UAE and director Gulf and Pakistan, Lufthansa German Airlines.