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Lufthansa to open Munich- Kittilä direct flight

German airline Lufthansa will open a scheduled route from Munich to Kittila, northern Finland, a move believed to add momentum to the Arctic tourism. The service will commence in December this year, the state owned Finnish airport operator Finnavia announced. Both economy and business class travel on Airbus 320s will be provided.

Director Joni Sundelin from Finavia said in a press release the decision by Lufthansa is great news not only to Finnavia but also to the tourist industry in Lapland.

Kittila is a tourist town associated with the winter resort of Levi in Finnish Lapland area. The vast snowy land has been well known for Arctic activities ranging from sledge safari, snow shoe hiking, and ice fishing to aurora chasing and Santa Claus visiting. It also gets popular for tourists to experience the culture maintained by indigenous Sami people.

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