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Lufthansa adds 85 flights for World Cup

The German giant is expecting a surge in demand for the upcoming football tournament in Russia.

Lufthansa says it is offering 85 additional flights to Russia during the upcoming 2018 World Cup, meaning that football fans will have up to 18,000 additional seats than usual to choose from.

Lufthansa will be increasing frequencies to Moscow Domodedovo, from four to six times a day from Frankfurt and from two to four flights a day from Munich.

From June 1 to July 31, an Airbus A330 will be operating between Frankfurt and Moscow once a day, except on Fridays. It will have 255 seats, including 42 in business.

In addition to the usual “great in-flight entertainment program”, the airline says there will be “highlights from the world of football to get in the mood for the tournament”.

Live matches
During the flight, passengers can even watch live World Cup matches broadcast via the Live TV Channels on the in-seat screen – and via passengers’ personal devices via the carrier’s FlyNet connection.

As a partner of the German Football Association, Lufthansa will be flying the German national team from Frankfurt to Moscow Vnukovo on June 12.

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