AUSTIN, TX—Visit Austin, Lufthansa Airlines and Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) today announced nonstop service five days a week between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and Frankfurt, Germany, (FRA) starting May 3, 2019. “We are very excited with the announcement of Lufthansa Airlines new route between Austin and Frankfurt and welcome tourists from Frankfurt and beyond to enjoy everything Austin has to offer,” said Tom Noonan, President and CEO of Visit Austin. “Lufthansa has long been on Austin’s list for airline route expansion, and with year over year increases in visitors from Europe, we anticipate this flight will be extremely successful.”

Lufthansa will operate the flight on the Airbus A330-300 in a three-class cabin configuration offering customers Business Class (42), Premium Economy (28), and Economy Class (185). Flights will be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Optimally timed, flight LH469 will depart Austin at 4 p.m. and arrive at 9:05 a.m. in Frankfurt the following day. This flight offers passengers hundreds of connections to Europe, as well as Africa, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. For passengers flying to Austin, LH 468 is set to take off at 10 a.m. from Frankfurt Airport, arriving in Austin at 2:05 p.m. Tickets are now available at www.lufthansa.com.

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Visit Austin is the official destination marketing and sales organization for the City of Austin. An accredited member of the Destination Marketing Association International, Visit Austin is charged with marketing Austin nationally and internationally as a premier business and leisure destination, thus enriching our community's overall quality of life. Visit Austin is only an organizational name change as we are still Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau doing business as Visit Austin. In 2015, the greater Austin MSA welcomed 24.1 million visitors who contributed to $7 billion in economic impact and 124,000 jobs.