Lufthansa launching new route from Munich to Vancouver

From May 2013 daily flights to British Columbia

2012-10-26 — / — Lufthansa is expanding its long-haul services from its Munich hub and next year, for the first time, will offer a non-stop flight from Munich to Vancouver. From 16 May 2013, the new route to the largest city in British Columbia will be served daily with an Airbus A330. The service will complement Lufthansa’s daily flights from Frankfurt to this vibrant metropolis on Canada’s Pacific coast. “We are delighted to be able in future to offer our customers another destination in North America. Vancouver is an attractive destination, not only for business travellers, but also for holidaymakers,” said Thomas Klühr, member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board, Munich & Direct Services. Next summer, Lufthansa will serve ten major cities in North America non-stop from its Munich base.

Vancouver – with a population of 2.3 million – is the largest city in Western Canada. A major centre for trade and commerce, it is also Canada’s largest seaport and is home to the headquarters of many forestry and mining companies. Numerous IT companies have settled in the surrounding region. In addition, Vancouver is a popular tourist and holiday destination and boasts a wide range of sights and attractions.

The roundtrip fare from Munich to Vancouver in Economy Class starts at 665 euros (this final price applies to tickets booked by 20 November 2012 for travel between 16 and 31 May 2013 and includes all taxes, fees and charges). Bookings for the new non-stop service can be made now via the Internet or via the Lufthansa Call Center at 01805 805 805 (calls from a German landline will be charged at €0.14/minute). Customers can also book their flights through Lufthansa travel agency partners or at Lufthansa sales counters at airpor

The new route at a glance
Munich – Vancouver
Time zone (summer)
Munich (MUC); UTC + 2 hours
Vancouver (YVR); UTC – 7 hours
(all times are local times)
NEW from 16 May to 5 October 2013LH 476 Munich 15:30 hrs – Vancouver 17:05 hrs
LH 477 Vancouver 18:45 hrs – Munich 14:00 hrs (+1 day)
Flight duration
(on average)
Munich – Vancouver: 10 hours 35 minutes
Vancouver – Munich: 10 hours 15 minutes
Distance 8,365 km / 5,200 miles
Aircraft type Lufthansa Airbus A330-300
Seating capacity 221 seats (8 First Class, 48 Business Class, 165 Economy Class)