Cape Town is currently regarded as a very popular destination among European tourists, according to Tal Muscal, head of group communications for the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Europe for Lufthansa.

On December 2, 2016 Lufthansa will offer direct flights between Frankfurt and Cape Town

Commencing on December 2, Lufthansa will offer direct flights between Frankfurt and Cape Town, Dr André Schulz, Lufthansa's general manager for Southern Africa, announced in Cape Town on Friday.

Flights will depart from Frankfurt every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

According to Schulz, Cape Town is one of the most important markets for the Lufthansa Group in Southern Africa after Johannesburg.

"This connection extends the Lufthansa Group's flight offering to Cape Town, complementing the seasonal services of Lufthansa from Munich and Zurich with Swiss leisure carrier Edelweiss," said Schulz.

"The new gateway will offer our customers access to some 200 destinations from the Frankfurt hub. It also unlocks new tourism opportunities for those coming in from Germany."

During the South African summer season Lufthansa operates up to seven weekly flights between Munich and Cape Town, while Edelweiss offers two weekly flights.