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Lufthansa Launches Flights from Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN to Frankfurt

Great news for travelers in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area! Today, Lufthansa begins its brand new, non-stop service between Frankfurt, Germany and Minneapolis-Sait Paul, MN. With the commencement of this flight, the Twin Cities will receive convenient year-round access and streamlined connectivity to Germany, Europe and beyond, as a result of the vast Lufthansa Group network that spans the globe.

“We are thrilled to connect the vibrant Twin Cities, and the entire state of Minnesota, with Lufthansa’s Frankfurt hub, offering a direct link for Minneapolis-St. Paul residents to Lufthansa Group’s extensive network across Europe and beyond,” said Dirk Janzen, Vice President Passenger Sales, The Americas, Lufthansa Group. “The launch of this route serves as a main bedrock of our summer expansion plan in the United States, the most important market outside of the Group’s home markets, and we could not be happier to add more opportunities and capacity into and out of the U.S.,” he added.

Flight LH482, operated with a Boeing 787-9, departs Frankfurt Airport at 11:10 a.m. touching down at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport at 1:15 p.m. Eastbound flight LH483 departs Minneapolis-Saint Paul at 3:05 p.m. and will land at 6:30 a.m. the following day in Frankfurt. All times are local. This non-stop route operates five times weekly on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, Saturday, and Sundays.

“We are excited to welcome Lufthansa to MSP as our newest international airline,” said Brian Ryks, CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), which owns and operates MSP. “This new service addresses growing demand for travel to Germany and other European destinations. More than 35,500 passengers are projected to travel from MSP to Germany, while nearly 365,000 are expected to fly to Europe from MSP. Lufthansa not only helps meet that demand, but also gives passengers new options for reaching other parts of the globe.”

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