Lufthansa launched new non-stop service this month between Austin and the airline’s Frankfurt hub. Flight LH468 now departs Frankfurt Airport at 10 am local time and touches down at Austin’s Bergstrom International Airport at 2:05 pm local time. The eastbound flight LH469 departs the Texas capital at 4 pm local time, as the third gateway and destination served by Lufthansa in Texas.
The new service uses the Airbus A330-300 in a three-class cabin configuration. The aircraft includes 42 Business Class, 28 Premium Economy and 185 Economy Class seats to accommodate a total of 255 passengers. Arriving in Frankfurt, passengers can connect to over 1,300 destinations worldwide through Lufthansa Group carriers and Star Alliance partners.
The new Austin service is now operating five times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. As Lufthansa already provides daily service to Dallas and Houston, the addition of Austin gives the German carrier’s customers access to the state’s largest metropolitan areas.
“Austin is our third gateway in Texas, offering not only a connection between two culture-rich cities, but also an important link for the city’s local bourgeoning technology ecosystem and the global technology hubs which Lufthansa serves,” said Heike Birlenbach, Senior Vice President of Sales for the Lufthansa Hub Airlines and Chief Commercial Officer of the Frankfurt Hub. “Central Texas residents can now access Lufthansa’s network of destinations in Europe and beyond via Frankfurt.”
As the only five-star-rated airline in the Western Hemisphere (as per Skytrax), Lufthansa brings an onboard experience that includes comfortable seating in all classes, notable culinary offerings, plenty of in-flight entertainment options, and Wi-Fi throughout the journey.
Frankfurt, Germany’s most international city, offers a rich culture and history, with a population of about 5.6 million. The Frankfurt Rhine-Main metropolitan region is one of Europe’s leading economic centers and a popular travel destination. It is home to a wide range of tourist attractions and sights, including world-class ballet, opera, theaters and art exhibitions.
As Germany’s fifth largest city, it is the nation’s financial powerhouse and home to the German Central Bank and the European Central bank, which manages the euro. It is also the gateway to Germany’s robust hi-tech scene.