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Auf Wiedersehen Stavanger, Lufthansa says. The German airline ceases flying the Sola-Frankfurt route after some 12 years. Lufthansa media relations’ Mirjam Eberts confirmed, Monday, that the decision is “purely due to economic reasons”. “The route was no longer profitable, unfortunately,” she told regional publication Stavanger Aftenblad.

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Auf Wiedersehen Stavanger, Lufthansa says

Published on Tuesday, 11th August, 2015 at 01:17 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 11th August 2015 at 10:32.

The German airline ceases flying the Sola-Frankfurt route after some 12 years.

A Lufthansa CRJ900
A Lufthansa CRJ900
Photo: Lufthansa/Bildarchiv, FRA CI/C


Lufthansa media relations’ Mirjam Eberts confirmed, Monday, that the decision is “purely due to economic reasons”.

“The route was no longer profitable, unfortunately,” she told regional publication Stavanger Aftenblad.

The service, which began in June 2003 with twice daily outward and return flights, will be stopped from 26th October 2015.

Ms Eberts added that the oil industry downturn “has been a contributory factor” to this decision.

Lufthansa has operated three daily flights in recent years.

Capacity has been reduced from 120 to 140 seats per aircraft to 80, however, with the transition from Boeing 737s to Bombardier CRJ900s.

Daily flights from Bergen were reduced from three to one in 2014, with services ultimately stopped in the autumn of that year.

“We’ll be maintaining three daily flights between Oslo and Frankfurt and Munich,” remarked Ms Eberts.

Meanwhile, Stavanger Sola Airport passengers are also set to see further European route cuts this autumn when Air France abandons providing direct services to Paris.



Published on Tuesday, 11th August, 2015 at 01:17 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 11th August 2015 at 10:32.

This post has the following tags: stavanger, rogaland, sola, flights.





  
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