Lufthansa will soon start offering long-haul
flights to Asia from Düsseldorf.
From 1 June 2012, Lufthansa will offer its
passengers the first non-stop flight from North Rhine-Westphalia
to the Japanese capital of Tokyo. The new route will operate six
times per week with an Airbus A340-300.
“Following the introduction of intercontinental
routes to the major North American cities of New York, Chicago,
Miami and Toronto, we are now expanding our offer towards Asia
with a direct flight to Tokyo,” said Oliver Wagner, Senior
Vice President Direct Services at Deutsche Lufthansa. “As one of
the most important economic nations, Japan is of major
significance to Lufthansa and at the same time, Düsseldorf’s
central location in Europe’s most important conurbation makes its
“Japan’s capital on the Rhine”. In addition, the integration of
Tokyo will help to develop and strengthen our route network at
Lufthansa’s Düsseldorf hub and will offer passengers attractive
connecting flights to over 50 direct destinations in Germany and
The Düsseldorf region has over 500 Japanese companies located in the
region. A quarter of all Japanese citizens in living in Germany
live in the North Rhine-Westphalian capital, making it the third
largest Japanese community in Europe, behind London and Paris.
The return flight from
Düsseldorf to Tokyo and back will be available from 849 euros. The
price applies for Economy Class tickets and includes all taxes, fees and the Lufthansa
Ticket Service Charge. Terms and conditions apply.
Miles & More passengers can collect up to 37.600
miles on these flights – depending on booking class and status.
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