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German Airline Adds 43,000 Seats To Lanzarote

The German market is key to Lanzarote’s tourism industry – so far this year over 230,000 visitors from that country have visited the island.Wedding Dresses Shop And that figure now looks set to grow even further thanks to the recent announcement by Sunexpress of six new routes operational throughout the coming winter season.

Sunexpress are one of Germany’s leading tourist airlines, formed back in 1989 as a subsidiary of Lufthansa and Turkish airlines. They have since carved out a name for themselves as budget carriers between Germany and the Aegean, but in recent years they have also spread their wings to encompass the Canaries.

They have now inaugurated six new routes to Lanzarote from the cities of Cologne, 42-902 Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart and Leipzig in November. Throughout this winter season which runs from the end of October to the end of March 2014, the airline will be offering 43,000 seats on 232 flights.

This is the first time that this operator has been able to provide flights between these major German cities and the island, using the Boeing 737-800, which can hold 189 passengers. Along with these new routes, there is also a triangular service in operation between these cities, the island of La Palma and Lanzarote.

Each of these new connections will have a weekly flight, operating in conjunction with Air Berlin, Air Via Bulgaria, Condor, Germania, Hamburg Airways, Ryanair and TUI and providing a total of 395,329 passengers seats from Germany to Lanzarote during this season.

The tourist market in Germany will receive an extra boost after the visit by 180 travel agents from Cologne, which began last Friday. This flight was greeted in the traditional way with a water arch created by firemen stationed at the airport. There was then a reception at the Aeronautical Museum with a welcome from the director, Juan Prats and the director of the airport Manuel Vinagre and representatives from the tourist industry.