With the introduction of its 2010/2011 winter timetable
on 31 October, Lufthansa has confirmed it resume flights to the Colombian
Five flights per week are scheduled between
Frankfurt and Bogotá, operated by an Airbus A340.
Bogotá, which is situated in the northwestern corner of South
America, until 2002. Once this service is resumed, Lufthansa will
offer its customers a total of 60 flights per week to four
destinations in South America.
Colombia is one of the
growth regions in South America, said Dr. Karl-Rudolf Rupprecht,
Lufthansas Head of Hub Management Frankfurt. This winter, Bogotá
will become the fourth destination in South America after Buenos
Aires, São Paulo and Caracas to be served non-stop by Lufthansa
With a population of about seven million,
the Colombian capital Bogotá is one of the most important
financial and industrial centres in Latin America. More than 700
international companies have set up business operations in the
city, which is conveniently situated in the heart of the country.
Bogotá is a popular tourist destination, thanks to its historic
Old Town and its rich and varied cultural life. Due to its
geographical situation and frequent flight connections to neighbouring countries, Bogotá is also an important hub for the
countries in the Andes region such as Ecuador and Peru. Lying at
an altitude of about 2,600 metres above sea level, Bogotá is also
one of the highest cities in the world.
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