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Lufthansa's inaugurational flight


Today marks a
special historical moment as the first Lufthansa flight LH1698 has arrived in
Rijeka. This new connection offers direct flights every Saturday from Rijeka to
Lufthansa’s 5-Star hub in Munich, operated by a Bombardier CRJ900, seating up
to 90 passengers in both Economy Class and Business Class. 


“We are
extremely proud to be offering our customers this brand-new connection, as we
continue to expand our presence in this important market. Currently, the entire
Lufthansa Group is active in Croatia, offering 220 weekly connections from all
major airports in this market. We, at the Lufthansa Group want to continue offering
the best products and services to our customers and partners in Croatia. By being able to transport more
passengers to Croatia we are looking forward to supporting local tourism," said Peter Pullem, Senior
Director Sales, Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Lufthansa Group.


“After the record year 2018 with
a total turnover of 183,606 passengers, and achieved traffic growth of almost
30% compared to the previous year, Rijeka Airport is expecting to break another
passenger record of serving 200,000 passengers in 2019, thanks to the arrival
of new airlines, including the renowned Lufthansa. This new Munich - Rijeka
route is of great importance to Rijeka Airport, but also the whole region,
since Lufthansa, as the most important European airline with over 300
destinations and one of the largest fleets in the world. This is one of the key partners for further
positioning of Rijeka Airport and Kvarner as a touristic destination and we certainly hope that this is just the beginning of our long
and successful cooperation,” said Mrs. Vedrana Cubranic, Planning and development manager.


Munich, passengers will be able to connect directly to 140 destinations in 46
countries around the world. In additional to that, our passengers will be able to
take advantage of the vast Lufthansa Group network offering 13,267 weekly
frequencies to 318 destinations in 102 countries around the globe.


Lufthansa Group has continued to show positive growth for many years now. In
2018, we transported 142 million passengers within the Lufthansa Group, making
us the largest aviation Group in Europe.



route Rijeka (RJK) - Munich (MUC) at a glance:


• Once a week (every Saturday as of May 25, 2019)

• LH (1698): Munich 17:50 – 18:55

• LH (1699): Rijeka 19:30 – 20:40

• Distance: 408.43 km (220.3774 nautical miles)

Aircraft type: Bombardier CRJ 900