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Paper: Lufthansa to examine new German route via Turku

German airline Lufthansa is weighing whether to begin flying routes to Germany out of Turku Airport in south-west Finland, according to daily Turun Sanomat.

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German airline firm Lufthansa is considering whether to begin flying routes to Germany from Turku Airport, Turku newspaper Turun Sanomat reports.

The paper writes that Lufthansa started looking into the possibility after it was contacted by the Turku Chamber of Commerce.

Several firms with German connections which operate in the area requested that the chamber send the airline a letter indicating interest in a local connection to Germany.

The interested companies include German-owned Meyer Turku shipyard and pharmaceutical firm Bayer, as well as Valmet Automotive, a Finnish firm that also has operations in Germany.

Lufthansa's head the Baltic countries Christoph Zimmer told the paper he would bring the topic of starting a route to Germany via Turku to the company's top officials and vowed the airline would carry out a thorough evaluation whether such a route out would be viable.

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