Lufthansa has announced the launch of a new direct service connecting the Greek city of Heraklion, Crete, with Frankfurt in Germany, for summer 2019.
The route is once again included in the Lufthansa network after 18 years and will supplement the already existing Munich – Heraklion service, which was launched in 2015.
Heraklion-Frankfurt flights will begin on April 13, 2019, operated every Saturday.
The flight will depart from Heraklion at 5pm and arrive in Frankfurt at 7.15pm. The return flight Frankfurt – Heraklion will operate on the same day at 12.10pm from Frankfurt and will arrive in Heraklion at 4.15pm.
“Heraklion is the modern economic center of Crete and a city with a rich cultural tradition. It is also one of the most popular Greek destinations, as it offers rich experiences that satisfy the preferences of every visitor,” said Konstantinos Tzevelekos, General Manager Passenger Sales for Greece and Cyprus at Lufthansa Group.
Tzevelekos said that the decision to relaunch the route resulted from the Lufhansa Group’s positive evaluation of further tourism development in Heraklion as a reference point for Cretan tourism.
“Passengers will be now able to connect to our largest hub in Frankfurt and onward to over 270 destinations in 105 countries,” he added.
Tickets are already available for reservation either through partner travel agencies or via Lufthansa’s website.