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Lufthansa launches new route from Toronto to Munich

On June 5, Lufthansa and Toronto’s Pearson Interational airport welcomed the first direct flight from Munich.

Lufthansa has expanded its long-haul services from Toronto to include the city, its second German destination, the first being Frankfurt. The new flight will connect travellers from Toronto to the award-winning global Munich hub throughout the summer travel season, daily, effective now through to October 24, 2014.

The new flight, LH 495, is operated by an Airbus A330-300 aircraft and will feature the new First and Business Class with a configuration of First, Business and Economy Class seats. This is the first time Lufthansa has flown from Toronto to Munich.c

“Lufthansa is very pleased to offer Canada’s largest city access to a second German destination, increasing access to more than 450 destinations in 118 countries,” Hans DeHaan, Director, Lufthansa Group Canada said.

“This reflects Lufthansa’s commitment to the Canadian market and the high level of demand we are seeing here. The new route is a great addition to our services by adding more than 1,500 additional seats to Germany and beyond every week.” Lufthansa already operates daily non-stop flights between Frankfurt and Toronto.

So why go to Munich? As the capital of Bavaria, it is the third largest city in Germany and home of the world-renowned Oktoberfest celebration. It attracts numerous tourists from around the globe due to its rich German history and culture. The city houses some of the most prominent museums and galleries including the Deutsches Museum, the world’s largest museum of science and technology.

The Lufthansa global hub in Munich offers a broad range of connectivity options for travel to and within Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and Russia.

The Toronto-Munich service is the second new route introduced to Canada this year. On May 16, 2014, the Montreal-Frankfurt service was the first new Lufthansa flight launched in Canada this year. The two Canadian routes are the only new services Lufthansa will be launching in North American this year.

Bookings for the new non-stop service are now available via Lufthansa’s official site at www.LH.com or through the Lufthansa call centre by phoning 1 (800) 563-5954. Customers can also book their flights through Lufthansa travel agency partners or at Lufthansa airport ticket counters. Lufthansa is a part of the Star Alliance network.


The new route at a glance: Munich-Toronto
Flight duration (on average) Munich – Toronto: 8 hours 50 minutes Toronto – Munich: 8 hours 00 minutes
Distance 6,624 km / 4,116 miles
Aircraft type Lufthansa Airbus A330-300
Seating capacity A330-300 – 217 seats(8 First Class/48 Business Class/161 Economy Class)


Lufthansa operates six nonstop routes from Canada to Germany:

o Toronto – Frankfurt (daily)

o Montreal – Frankfurt (summer operation)

o Vancouver – Frankfurt (daily)

o Vancouver – Munich (daily, summer operation)

o Montreal – Munich (daily)

o Toronto – Munich (daily, summer operation)