The first scheduled service to be operated by the new
Lufthansa Italia airline is scheduled for take-off at 6.15 hours on 2
The maiden LH1790 flight is from Milan to
Barcelona. A second flight, LH1770, will take off for Paris 35
Customers from Milan and the Lombardy region
will in future have a choice of eight new non-stop connections
within Europe from Malpensa.
The initial first two flights will be followed
in early March by others to Brussels, Budapest, Bucharest and
London (Heathrow) and Lisbon will be added to
the network in the 2009 summer flight schedules at the end of
Following the discontinuation of a number of flight
connections in Milan-Malpensa, Lufthansa decided to lay on a range
of new services ex Milan with its new Lufthansa Italia airline.
Karl Ulrich Garnadt,
Executive Vice President Services and Human Resources at Lufthansa
Passenger Airlines said, “Lufthansa is for the first time
launching a new airline outside Germany. That
underscores our confidence in the strength of the
Italian market and shows how great our support and
customer base is in this important market.
Simultaneously, it demonstrates Lufthansa’s capability
to stay on its successful course even in the present
difficult operating conditions in the airline industry
and further strengthen its position in the European home
The first two Airbus A319 aircraft
in the fleet have already been named Milan and Varese. They are
configured to seat 138 passengers in Business and Economy Class.
Awaiting passengers on board are in-flight services labelled “Sentirsi
a casa“, which have been specially developed for Lufthansa Italia
and designed to help customers feel at home.
Cornetti filled with
vanilla cream will be served for breakfast. During the day,
tramezzini sandwiches with cheese and pesto will be offered as
snacks. On lunch-time flights and in the evening, the menu in
Business Class includes ravioli stuffed with gorgonzola with
pumpkin sauce or veal cutlets with gnocchi and lemon sauce.
from the usual juices and wines, the Italian-speaking flight
attendants will offer passengers in both Business and Economy
Class typical Italian drinks like spumante, grappa or averna. A
wide choice of free Italian newspapers and magazines will help keep
In the coming weeks, Lufthansa
will in cooperation with the Milan SEA Airport company be
successively improving the infrastructure at Malpensa to make the
flight experience for passengers faster and more comfortable on
the ground. The existing Lufthansa lounge will shortly re-appear
in a new and modern design, equipped with improved
amenities. Dedicated check-in counters and more Quick Check-in
terminals as well as refurbished gate and baggage reclaim areas in
the Lufthansa design will be available from February. The passage
from the multi-story car park to the gate will also be shortened
to help passengers get more quickly to their departure gate.
Flights with Lufthansa Italia can already be booked from 99
euros for the round-trip, including taxes and fees. Special
inaugural fares are available to Lufthansa customers at lower cost
to mark the start of the new connections. Until 10
February, passengers can book two tickets for the price of one
from 99 euros to all Lufthansa Italia destinations.
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