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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 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...

Lufthansa will be flying from Frankfurt to Shenyang in China again in Summer 2018

Cultural and economic hotspot in the northeast of the People’s Republic As of March 27, 2018, Lufthansa will be offering flights to Shenyang in China...

All Lufthansa Group airlines are standardising their Airbus A320 fleet with one single configuration

Uniform specification for all aircraft of the Airbus A320 family delivered to the Lufthansa Group from 2019 onward More flexibility when it comes...

Lufthansa Technik expands cooperation with EVA Air for Boeing 777F

Total Component Support (TCS®) for Boeing 777F Lufthansa Technik AG has concluded an exclusive contract with its long-standing customer EVA Air to supply components for...

Lufthansa Technik extends Boeing 737 MAX capabilities

Connectivity modification programme starts in Budapest in mid-2018 From mid-2018, Lufthansa Technik AG will start connectivity modifications on several Boeing 737 MAX aircraft of an...

The “10-Star Hub” of Lufthansa at Munich Airport (a five-star airline at a five-star airport)

For the first time: 30 million passengers in Terminal 2 Last year, Lufthansa and Munich Airport welcomed over 30 million passengers to Terminal 2. To...

Lufthansa shortens waiting times for domestic flights from Munich

Lufthansa Munich: get there faster Significant time savings before flights to Düsseldorf, Berlin/Tegel, Frankfurt and Hamburg  Lufthansa will be offering a special long-term service on flights...

Lufthansa Group to hire more than 8,000 new employees in 2018

Largest growth in cabin crew with 4,000 new employees 250 apprentices to start at the Lufthansa Group In 2018, Deutsche Lufthansa AG will hire...

Improved services for Lufthansa lounge guests

LoungeNet: Interactive portal for mobile devices Yoga@Lounge: Digital Yoga Exercises Print@Lounge: Print option in the lounges Spa@Lounge: Spa service in the Senator- and...

The German Anti-Cartel Office criticises Lufthansa for the increase of airfares

The German Anti-Cartel Office has severely criticised Lufthansa, which has been accused of abuse of its dominant position in Germany for a long time....

Belair threatened by insolvency, employees still waiting for their salary

Belair Airlines, the Swiss airline headquartered in Glattbrugg operating out of Zürich Airport and Basel–Mulhouse airport is threatened by insolvency. The employees of the...

Santa Claus starts his journey at Kuusamo with Lufthansa

The day before Christmas Eve, Santa Claus started his journey on Lufthansa’s inaugural flight from Kuusamo (Finland)  Kuusamo is the airline’s third winter...

Lufthansa at Munich: new aircraft based (A380), new destinations

Airbus A380 from 25 March 2018 To Singapore on the Airbus A350  Lodz, Katowice and Funchal now also from Munich  The summer brings many...
Lufthansa A319

Lufthansa will be flying from Frankfurt to Zadar in Croatia for the first time in Summer 2018

Coastal region is especially popular with tourists due to its natural beauty Lufthansa is adding another connection to its flights from Frankfurt to tourist destinations...

Lufthansa Technik continues training of Air Berlin Technik’s trainees

The Christmas season brings good news: Effective 1 January 2018, Lufthansa Technik AG will be the new training organization for approximately a dozen young people who...

Lufthansa welcomes the result of the Vereinigung Cockpit ballot on a new collective labour agreement

About 80 percent approval to the collective labour agreements brings long-term tariff peace In 2018, more than 500 junior pilots will be employed  Deutsche...

Austrian low-cost (fly)Niki ceases all operations on 14 December 2017

Austrian low-cost airline Niki (or flyNiki) headquartered at Vienna Airport has ceased all operations from 14 December 2017. The airline was operating scheduled and...