Lufthansa Brings Washington D.C. Service to New Heights

Daily Munich Flights Begin May 2 with New Business Class On-Board; FlyNet Returns to Washington

EAST MEADOW, N.Y., March 11 /PRNewswire/ — Lufthansa today announced the expansion of its Washington service with daily non-stop flights to Munich beginning May 2. The new service will feature Lufthansa’s new Business Class product, which offers travelers the longest bed in Business Class at 6.5 feet, and FlyNet(TM), the industry’s first in-flight wireless Internet service, with high-speed Internet access from Connexion by Boeing. The new flight will complement Lufthansa’s twice-daily service from Washington D.C. to Frankfurt and the existing daily service to Munich provided by Star Alliance partner United Airlines.

Lufthansa Flight LH 415 will depart Washington daily at 8:10 p.m. and arrive in Munich at 10:25 a.m. local time the next day. The return flight, LH 414, will depart Munich daily at 3:10 p.m. and arrive in Washington at 6:20 p.m., local time the same day. The route will be operated by an Airbus A340-300 aircraft featuring 8 seats in First, 36 Business Class seats and 197 in Economy.

“The new service offers Washington passengers not only an additional option for travel to Munich and beyond, but a much more comfortable trip with the newest Lufthansa in-flight products on-board,” said Carleen Goeckel, Lufthansa’s Regional Sales Manager — Mid-Atlantic and Southeast USA. “Our Washington passengers were very enthusiastic about FlyNet during its three- month test period in early 2003, and we are thrilled to welcome it back home. It will also be available on select Washington, D.C – Frankfurt flights,” Goeckel added.

FlyNet, in cooperation with Connexion by Boeing, provides unrestricted in- flight Internet access with a laptop or other mobile device via wireless LAN for a small fee. Lufthansa passengers can surf the Web, send emails with attachments or connect via a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to their company’s intranet or email server.

“We are excited to once again be able to allow passengers travelling to and from the Washington, D.C. market the opportunity to be connected to the things that are important to them,” said Connexion Vice President of Marketing and Direct Sales David Friedman. “The Connexion by Boeing service, coupled with Lufthansa’s FlyNet portal, will help ensure that passengers are on the leading edge in terms of being informed, productive and entertained in flight.”

Miles and More(TM) members will earn double miles each time they fly the new flight between May 2 and June 30. Registration is required. For complete details of the offer and to register please visit http://www.lufthansa-usa.com/ .

From its Frankfurt and Munich hubs, Lufthansa provides one of the most extensive global networks of any major airline, serving 355 cities in more than 90 countries worldwide, including 19 North American gateways. For further information or for reservations visit http://www.lufthansa-usa.com/ , see your travel agent or call 800-645-3880.

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