Lufthansa criticized over ‘absurd’ 40-minute inter-city flight

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A roughly 40-minute Lufthansa flight between the southern-German cities of Nuremberg and Munich was Friday criticized by a state lawmaker, who described it as an “absurdity.”

The flight, which at a distance of simply 150 kilometers makes it the German airline’s shortest flight within the nation, departs 4 instances every day.

“The inter-Bavarian Nuremberg to Munich flight is an environmental and financial absurdity and ought to be discontinued sooner slightly than later,” mentioned Bavarian Greens lawmaker Eike Hallitzky.

In response to a Lufthansa spokeswoman, the route just isn’t supposed for purchasers who wish to buy groceries in Munich – the 45-minute practice journey from the airport to town centre makes that impractical – however slightly for individuals who wish to switch to worldwide flights.

Hallitzky mentioned that different transport choices to Munich airport ought to be made extra engaging, for instance by together with the price of practice or bus tickets in airfares.

“A couple of minutes of additional journey by rail connection to respect worldwide local weather targets ought to be price it for Lufthansa,” he mentioned.