Lufthansa

Deutsche Lufthansa AG, commonly known as Lufthansa (sometimes also as Lufthansa German Airlines), is the largest German airline and, when combined with its subsidiaries, also the largest airline in Europe, both in terms of passengers carried and fleet size. It operates services to 18 domestic destinations and 197 international destinations in 78 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe, using a fleet of more than 270 aircraft. Lufthansa is one of the five founding members of Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance, formed in 1997. The name of the company is derived from Luft (the German word for “air”), and Hansa (a Latin term meaning “guild” most commonly used historically in reference to the Hanseatic League).

Besides its own passenger airlines Austrian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, and Eurowings including Germanwings (referred to in English by Lufthansa as its Passenger Airline Group), Deutsche Lufthansa AG owns several aviation-related companies such as Lufthansa Technik as part of the Lufthansa Group. Combined with its subsidiaries, the group has over 615 aircraft, making it one of the largest passenger airline fleets in the world. In 2014, the group carried over 106 million passengers.

Lufthansa 50 years in Helsinki Airport

Lufthansa's first flight to Finland arrived from Frankfurt via Hamburg to Helsinki Airport on April 6, 1968. Finavia and Lufthansa celebrated the 50 years...

CAAC approval for maintenance work on Boeing 737-700s and 737-800s at Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg

Important decision for the support of BBJ/BBJ2 aircraft Lufthansa Technik AG's Hamburg site has received approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) as...

Singapore Airlines enhances HighFlyer programme to include partner airlines

Lufthansa and SWISS will be the first partner airlines to participate in the Singapore Airlines HighFlyer Programme With effect from 2 April 2018, businesses that...

Joint agreement on cargo capacities between Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo to market cargo capacities of Brussels Airlines Lufthansa Cargo will market the cargo capacities of Brussels Airlines from 1 September 2018. The networks...

First Lufthansa A380 routes from Munich launched today: Los Angeles, Peking, Hong Kong

Ready for A380 take-off – Hello Los Angeles! Premiere for A380 commercial flights from Munich – LH 452 on Sunday 25 March at 12.00  The...

Lufthansa Technik grows in 2017, setting new sales record

  New orders for more than 13 billion euros Lufthansa Technik AG maintained its growth course in 2017. With a new revenue record and the best...

Lufthansa Technik joins CFM’s LEAP network

Companies have completed a CFM Branded Service Agreement (CBSA) Lufthansa Technik and CFM International (CFM), a 50/50 joint venture between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines,...

Extended food selection: Lufthansa introduces “A la carte dining“ meals in Economy and Premium Economy Class

In the future, seven selected menus can be ordered on long-haul flights for an extra charge From summer 2018 Lufthansa Economy and Premium Economy...

Continue to fly together: Lufthansa Group extends partnership with Crane Protection Germany

Group continues decades of commitment to protecting its heraldic animal The Lufthansa Group is continuing its successful cooperation with NABU (Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V.). As a...

Munich Airport and Lufthansa start testing of humanoid robot in Terminal 2

"Josie Pepper" to provide information to passengers She is 120 centimetres tall, with sparkling, round eyes and a pleasant voice: Starting today, "Josie Pepper" the...

CityLine Bombardier CRJ900 now also in the new Lufthansa livery (and visiting Brussels Airport today)

From today a Lufthansa CityLine Bombardier CRJ900 (D-ACNM) is cruising through the European skies in the new Lufthansa livery, according to this tweet below...

Star Allliance creates digital services platform with Accenture – Lufthansa and United first two carriers using platform to enhance customer experience

Star Alliance has launched a Digital Services Platform (DSP) as a first step to an overall enhancement of digital and mobile services. The platform was...

Time-saving made easy (and more costly): Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines introduce “preferred seat zone” on long-haul flights

Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines make it possible to arrive even faster at the destination: With an Economy Class booking in the preferred seat zone...

PHOTO’s Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 in new livery landed at Hamburg

First Lufhthansa new color Boeing 748-8 (reg.D-ABYA) arrived at HAM this morning around 09:08 AM, coming from the paint-shop at Rome FCO. Photo's by Dirk...

New Lufthansa colour scheme will be touring Germany and Europa on February 8

On February 8 a Boeing 747 and an Airbus #A321 with the new Lufthansa #livery will be touring Germany & Europe. Airbus A321: D-AISP...

Will there be a new Lufthansa livery in 2018?

A new livery for Lufthansa in 2018? The current livery of Lufthansa aircraft was introduced in 1988. Since October 2017, it is rumoured that Lufthansa...

Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr: “In the coming years Africa will be the growth market for the Lufthansa group”

Lufthansa's CEO Carsten Spohr strongly believes that Africa will be the growth market for the Lufthansa group in the coming years. "Our network to...

Lufthansa Technik engine overhaul facility in Hamburg invests in future technologies and growth

Modern engine components centre opened The Engine Services division of Lufthansa Technik AG in Hamburg is gearing up for the future. With the simultaneous opening...

Seventh Lufthansa A350-900 touches down in Munich

A350 maiden flights from Munich to Seoul, New York, Chicago, Denver, Singapore and Vancouver German Design Award for the Economy Class Lufthansa has welcomed...

Lufthansa customers will get an automatic check-in for a relaxed start of their journey

Lufthansa customers will now automatically receive their boarding pass directly to their smartphone 23 hours before departure – without having to check-in themselves Lufthansa passengers...