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Port of Seattle Welcomes Lufthansa Announcement of New Nonstop Service to Munich

The Bavarian capital will be Sea-Tac’s 29th international destination

The Port of Seattle, on 7th August welcomed the announcement of Lufthansa’s new nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Munich, Germany beginning June 1, 2020. The Bavarian capital will be Lufthansa’s second nonstop destination from Sea-Tac, joining the German carrier’s existing service to Frankfurt.

The new flight to Munich will be Sea-Tac’s only nonstop connection to one of Europe’s most important business and leisure destinations. The home of well-known German companies like BMW and Siemens, Munich is also the base for Microsoft’s operations in Germany and the gateway to the spectacular scenery and recreation of the Bavarian Alps.

“Munich’s thriving technology, aerospace, and biotech industries are the perfect fit for the Puget Sound’s economy,” said Port of Seattle Commission President Stephanie Bowman. “That’s just one of the reasons why we are so excited about this new service as well as providing another choice for regional travelers in their connections around the globe.”

The new service will initially operate six times per week in the summer using the fuel-efficient A350-900, Lufthansa’s quietest and most environmentally-friendly aircraft. The flight will operate every day except Thursday and will offer 293 seats (48 business, 21 premium economy, 224 economy).

Flight details are as follows:

Route                 Flight #                  Departure                Arrival
MUC to SEA       LH488                   3:30 pm                     4:55 pm (same day)
SEA to MUC       LH489                   6:45 pm                     1:50 p.m. (next day)

“Seattle has long been a key gateway for Lufthansa travelers in the Pacific Northwest with daily service to Frankfurt airport and opportunities to assist in building bridges between Washington State’s burgeoning hi-tech and aviation industries and companies in Germany as well as the Middle East, Africa and beyond,” said Frank Naeve, Lufthansa Group’s Vice President of Sales for the Americas. “Now we are thrilled to be expanding this bridge, offering direct flights with our ultra-modern, state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900 to our Bavarian hub in Munich, Europe’s only 5-star airport and the gateway to hundreds of additional flights for our local customers.”

International Service at Sea-Tac

Lufthansa’s new Munich flight will be the 11th new international service added to Sea-Tac since 2017 (2017: Virgin Atlantic to London-Heathrow, Aeromexico to Mexico City, Norwegian to London-Gatwick [seasonal]; 2018: Air France to Paris, Aer Lingus to Dublin, Thomas Cook to Manchester [seasonal]; 2019: Japan Airlines to Tokyo-Narita, Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong, Delta to Osaka [seasonal], and Singapore Airlines to Singapore).

The new International Arrivals Facility is currently in the middle of construction and slated to open in the Fall of 2020, creating an expanded and enhanced experience to meet the growing regional demand for international travel.

Contact Perry Cooper | Sea-Tac Airport (206) 787-4923 | 

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