Lufthansa launches new route from Munich to Jeddah
Wider choice of flights to Saudi Arabia / Direct flight via Riyadh
This coming winter Lufthansa is launching a new service from Munich to Jeddah. The new route via Riyadh will be served from 31 October 2011 with an Airbus A340. Riyadh is currently served with a Boeing 737-800 operated on behalf of Lufthansa by the Swiss business jet operator PrivatAir. In the winter timetable, Riyadh and Jeddah will be served thrice weekly from Munich, supplementing the daily flights already operated by Luft¬hansa from Frankfurt. “Saudi Arabia is becoming increasingly important for the Bavarian market. Deploying a larger aircraft on this route will enable Lufthansa to offer its customers a much wider choice of connections to Saudi Arabia,” says Thomas Klühr, who is responsible for Munich & Direct Services on the Lufthansa German Airlines Board.
Jeddah is Saudi Arabia’s main port and has a population of three million. The city is considered to be the principal gateway to Mecca and has many historic sights to offer. Jeddah is also an important industrial centre on the Red Sea.
Riyadh has a population of about 4.1 million and is the largest city in Saudi Arabia. The country possesses the world’s largest oil reserves and is consequently one of the biggest oil producers. It is also a leading member of OPEC. Other important exports are petrochemical products, fertilizers, cement, steel and textiles. Throughout its history, Riyadh has been an important stopping-off point in the Arab region. The city lies at the crossroads of the pilgrimage routes to Mecca and Medina, the most important holy cities in Islam.
Lufthansa is offering a round-trip fare from Munich to Riyadh and Jeddah starting at 789 euros. This price applies to Economy Class and includes all taxes, fees and the Lufthansa Ticket Service Charge if the booking is made online at www.lufthansa.com. Miles & More members can earn miles on these flights. For more information about the new, direct service to Jeddah or to make a reservation, please log on to our website, or contact the Luft¬hansa Call Center in Germany on 01805 805 805 (calls made within the German landline network cost €0.14/min; calls from mobile networks will be charged at the maximum rate of €0.42/min). Customers can also book their flights through Lufthansa-designated travel agencies or at Lufthansa sales counters at airports.
The new route at a glance
Munich – Riyadh/Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Time zone (summer
Munich (MUC); UTC + 1 hrs
Riyadh (RUH); UTC + 3 hrs
Jeddah (JED);UTC + 3 hrs
(all times are local times; winter time)
NEW from 31 October 2010 (inaugural flight to Jeddah from Munich)
Flights operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
LH 608 Munich 11.50 hrs – Riyadh 19.05 hrs
Riyadh 19.55 hrs – Jeddah 21.40 hrs
LH 609 Jeddah 23.10 hrs – Riyadh 00.40 hrs
Riyadh 01.30 hrs – Munich 05.25 hrs
Munich - Riyadh: 5 hours 15 minutes
Riyadh – Jeddah: 1 hour 45 minutes
Munich - Jeddah
3,830 km / 2,380 miles
Airbus A340 - 300
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