Celebrations erupted at Manchester Airport this week as Lufthansa celebrated 60 years of flying from the airport.
With growth year on year, the airline is expecting to hit its target of flying one million passengers a year out of Manchester across its 91 flight that operate each week.
To celebrate this special milestone, passengers were treated to a glass of fizz and cupcake to enjoy whilst listening to the musical delights of a German ‘oomph’ band.
Speaking about the diamond anniversary, Lufthansa Group Regional Director for the UK & Ireland, Christian Schindler, said, “This continued growth confirms the hub airlines in the Lufthansa Group (Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian and Brussels Airlines) continue to be among the leading carriers at Manchester”
One of the main attractions of the Lufthansa service is that passengers in the North West do not need to travel to a London airport to then fly long haul or to make a connection. Lufthansa fly to many of Europe’s major hub airports, such as Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Vienna and Brussels hubs to 316 destinations in 101 countries.
Whilst Stephen Turner, Commercial Director for Manchester Airport, added, “I’d like to congratulate Lufthansa on reaching 60 years of operating from Manchester Airport. It’s a fantastic achievement and the airlines of the Lufthansa group continue to offer the 22 million people in our catchment area direct flights to key European cities and also great onward connectivity from their hubs at Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Vienna and Brussels. We hope that the Lufthansa Group is part of the continued growth here at Manchester Airport and celebrate many more milestones to come with us!”