Saturday, June 23, 2018

Germany's Lufthansa Airlines to end Frankfurt-Yekaterinburg flights

Germany's Lufthansa Airlines announced on Tuesday that it will be ending its service from Frankfurt to Yekaterinburg as of Jan. 21.

Airline officials cite lack of profitability as the primary reason for the termination of the service, All Transport World reports.

Earlier this year, Lufthansa discontinued service at two other Russian destinations--Kazan and Perm.

Despite decreasing flight options in Russia, Lufthansa remains the largest foreign airline service in Russia.

UTair, a Russian airline, has since announced that it will be offering transfer flights from Yekaterinburg to several European destinations, including Dresden and Hannover, according to All Transport World.