ERJ staff report (DS)
Frankfurt, Germany -- Deutsche Lufthansa has announced new flights from Frankfurt direct to Qingdao and Shenyang from March 2012, citing the large number of tyre makers in Qingdao.
From 26 March 2012, an Airbus A340 with a seating capacity of 266 passengers will take off from Frankfurt for Shenyang, a key industrial centre in northeastern China. From there, the flight will continue onwards to Qingdao in Shandong Province, connecting the port city on the Yellow Sea to Lufthansa's global route network for the first time.
In its information bulletin, Lufthansa said, "there are a number of major tyre manufacturers in Qingdao, which is also one of China's most popular beach resorts."
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Press release from Lufthansa