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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.

German union UFO calls on Lufthansa’s cabin crew members to strike on Sunday 20 October

German UFO (Unabhängige Flugbegleiter Organisation), representing Lufthansa's cabin crew members, announced a five-hour strike on Sunday 20 October. The union urges its Munich and...

Lufthansa’s first Airbus A321neo christened “Aachen” at Dusseldorf Airport

Carsten Spohr (CEO Lufthansa) and Armin Laschet (Minister-President North Rhine-Westphalia) promote sustainable technology in aviation   An Airbus named Aachen: First Lufthansa Airbus A321neo christened...

Take-off for the world’s largest Oktoberfest: Lufthansa flights featuring the biggest ‘Trachten’ crew of all time

Cabin crews in folk costume on A380 flights from Munich to Beijing and Los Angeles  Leberkäs’, pretzels and Weißwurst: Oktoberfest comes to the...

Lufthansa flies directly to Ottawa for the first time

Lufthansa expands long-haul services to Canada in summer 2020 Ottawa is the fourth Lufthansa destination in Canada Flights bookable starting 11 September 2019  Pay...

Historical Lockheed Constellation SuperStar and Junkers Ju-52 aircraft remain property of Lufthansa, will be stored in Bremen

Both historical aircraft will be stored together in Bremen until further notice The transports start on 08.09.2019 in Auburn, Maine, for the SuperStar...

Lufthansa Group Airlines welcome around 14.6 million passengers on board in July 2019 (+3.3%)

Number of passengers rises by 3.3 percent year-on-year Capacity utilisation increases by 0.6 percentage points to 86.9 percent Strongest passenger growth increase in...

A Lufthansa Boeing 747 with 370 passengers returns to Frankfurt shortly after takeoff

A Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 registered D-ABVU, en route from Frankfurt to Shanghai on flight LH732 with 370 passengers on board, had to return to...

Lufthansa Group will expand tourist-oriented long-haul programme from Frankfurt and Munich in summer 2020

Eurowings strengthens long-haul programme at Lufthansa hubs North American campaign with connections to Las Vegas, Phoenix, Orlando, Anchorage, Seattle and Detroit New: Munich to Bangalore,...

Lufthansa Airbus A321 between Dublin and Munich diverts twice: to London Heathrow and then to Brussels

On 3 August, a Lufthansa Airbus A321 (D-AIRW) operated flight LH2515 between Dublin, Ireland and Munich, Germany. The aircraft - cleared to operate with...

Lufthansa will continue to be an official partner of Germany’s football association DFB

Contract extension until the end of 2022 Lufthansa is continuing its commitment to football and has extended its partnership with the German football association Deutscher...

[Video] Tail section of Lufthansa Airbus A319 damaged after wrong manipulation of mobile stairs

The tail section of this Lufthansa Airbus A319 (D-AILR) got seriously damaged at Frankfurt Airport, Germany after a mobile stairs was wrongly maneuvered.  https://twitter.com/AeronewsRO/status/1157237860782813184

CityJet wet-leases an Avro RJ85 to Lufthansa for flights to Brussels, Milan and Leipzig

According to the Irish Aviation Research Institute, CityJet Avro RJ85 registered EI-RJU positioned from Dublin to Frankfurt as LH9914 on 18 July 2019. It...

British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for one week over security concerns, Lufthansa follows with a one-day suspension

On 20 July 2019, British Airways announced that it was suspending its flights to Cairo, Egypt for the next seven days. "The safety and...

Lufthansa expands Airbus A380 fleet in Munich from 5 to 7 aircraft

Two additional Airbus A380 aircraft to be stationed in Munich as of Summer 2020 From Munich, Lufthansa will operate to Boston with the...

Did Lufthansa just reveal its Enhanced Premium Economy Class cabin ?

A few aviation enthusiasts spotted Lufthansa Groups' Enhanced New Premium Economy Class in today's Capital Market Day 2019 PDF-presentation (page 41). It's not a secret that...
Lufthansa A319

Lufthansa takes off from Munich with new destinations: Tallinn and Newcastle from next winter

Lufthansa will be flying towards two new European destinations this winter. Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, will be offered from Munich for the first...

Lufthansa Technik delivers A319CJ modern observation aircraft to German Armed Forces

State-of-the-art technology for Open Skies missions Deadline and budget met The German armed forces (Bundeswehr) today received one of the most modern observation aircraft...

GE Aviation and Lufthansa Technik sign Boeing 777X MRO cooperation agreement

GE Aviation and Lufthansa Technik AG enlarge their collaboration on Boeing 777X MRO services. The companies have signed a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)...

Summer strike threats are looming at Lufthansa and Eurowings; an extraordinary works council at Brussels Airlines on Monday

UFO, a German union representing Lufthansa's cabin crew is warning for a possible strike in the middle of the holiday season (July) because of...

Several Lufthansa flight attendants permanently unfit to fly after fume events

In 2016, two separate fume accidents caused serious health issues with several Lufthansa flight attendants. The symptoms were so bad that they were permanently...