Lufthansa German Airlines will increase its frequencies on the Muscat-Frankfurt route at the beginning of the summer schedule 2009. Effective March 29th, Lufthansa passengers can avail of daily flights from Muscat to Frankfurt with connecting flights onwards to 107 destinations in Europe and 23 cities in the US. The aircraft operated is the Airbus A340-300 and A330-300 with a three-class onboard product and 211 seats total, 8 in First Class, 48 in Business and 165 seats in Economy Class.

“We are proud to announce this expanded schedule for our Muscat-Frankfurt flights,” Peter Pollak, general manager, passenger sales UAE and director, Gulf, Lufthansa German Airlines said in his opening address at a press conference in Muscat today. “Being recognized as one of the leading international carriers for the corporate travelers, we see a lot of market potential for us with a growing number of multinational companies present in the country,” Peter Pollak further stated. Despite the global financial situation, the demand-for air traffic to and from the Gulf region is strong. “We appreciate the effort and the support undertaken by the government of Oman to further develop the aviation and travel industry. This reflects on strengthening the bilateral ties between the two countries of Germany and Oman,” Peter Pollak said.

The Lufthansa flights from Muscat to Frankfurt are particularly well received in the market. “Having witnessed the success of the previous months, we are now ready to take the next step to further enhance our Oman schedule for the benefit of our customers,” Yazdi Mehta, country manager Oman, Lufthansa German Airlines said. “Bearing in mind, that summer is the peak season for travel out of the Gulf and also for the Oman market, we can make sure that we offer the right product to the customer at the right time with a daily service to our hub in Frankfurt,” Yazdi Mehta said commenting on the strong demand for both leisure and corporate travel. “This gives us the additional opportunity to secure a larger market share,” Yazdi Mehta said.