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 is consistently pursuing its tourism strategy: 15 new summer destinations from Frankfurt in 2021

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Additional vacation destinations in Greece, Spain, Egypt, Croatia, Cyprus,  Italy, Tunisia and Bulgaria in the flight schedule from Frankfurt Now bookable and fully...

Investigation on serious allegations of “harassment and intimidation” among Brussels Airlines cabin crew

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On the website of La Libre Belgique, Raphaël Meulders today reports that Brussels Airlines cabin crew members (especially the younger recruits) claim to be...

Homage to the Oktoberfest: Lufthansa Trachtencrew takes off again this year

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On 22 September to New York and selected European destinations Even if the Munich Oktoberfest cannot take place as usual this year, Lufthansa is holding...

Lufthansa would consider retiring its entire Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-400 fleet

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According to the Bloomberg press agency, Lufthansa could very quickly part with one hundred aircraft, in reaction to the impact of the global air...

Lufthansa and pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit agree on package of short-term crisis measures, also valid for German base of Brussels Airlines

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Pilots’ contributions through December: reduced top-up payments for short-time working compensation benefits, compensation adjustments, and reductions in pension benefits In return, redundancies due...

Lufthansa cabin crew first group to accept cost savings plan from management

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Lufthansa has concluded an agreement on cost savings with a first group of its personnel. Cabin crew approved the collective labour agreement with a...

More Lufthansa destinations available from Munich throughout all of Europe

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In the late summer season, Lufthansa will take off from Munich to five further European destinations. Beginning 7 September, the airline will be returning...

Lufthansa to resume flights between Frankfurt and London City in September

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•  Twice-daily flights between the two global financial centres •  Lufthansa latest major airline to resume London City flights as demand from passengers continues London City...

Brussels Airlines receives €290 million state aid in exchange for firm guarantees about its future

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After months of negotiations, an agreement to rescue Brussels Airlines has been reached, Belgian broadcast VRT NWS reports. The Belgian government will lend Brussels...

Milan Linate airport reopens with first flight operated by Air Dolomiti for Lufthansa

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After being closed for 4 months, Milan Linate Airport reopened yesterday (15 July) and welcomed the very first commercial flight: LH271 to Frankfurt, operated...

Lufthansa develops “Ocean” concept – Brussels Airlines to operate long-haul tourist route Frankfurt-Windhoek (Namibia)

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Lufthansa continues to position itself in order to regain competitivity once its financial future has been secured. It will increasingly focus on tourist routes...

Lufthansa launches second set of measures of its restructuring programme, affecting people and fleet

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Effects of the coronavirus pandemic make restructuring in the companies and central departments of Lufthansa Group inevitable “ReNew” restructuring programme headed by Dr....

Lufthansa Group: 50 percent of the fleet back in the air by October

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Lufthansa Group airlines publish flight schedules through the end of October, encompassing autumn holidays Demand for longer-term bookings increasing 380 aircraft back in service...

SWISS’s response to today’s decision of the Lufthansa Extraordinary General Meeting

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SWISS and Edelweiss welcome the decision by Lufthansa’s shareholders at today’s Extraordinary General Meeting to approve the corporate actions proposed and required. The company’s...

The shareholders of Deutsche Lufthansa AG approve the 9 billion euro stabilisation package

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The Extraordinary General Meeting of shareholders of Deutsche Lufthansa AG was held today (25 June) at 12:00 under the chairmanship of Dr Karl-Ludwig Kley,...

Lufthansa and independent flight attendant union UFO agree on crisis package

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On 24 June, Lufthansa and the independent flight attendants' union UFO agreed on a package of measures worth more than half a billion euros...

Who is Heinz Hermann Thiele, the man who could have derailed Lufthansa’s rescue package, but will eventually approve it?

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For weeks, the federal government, Lufthansa and the EU worked on a rescue plan for the airline that is submitted to a shareholders' vote...

Lufthansa shuts down SunExpress Deutschland; Turkish branch stays active

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Lufthansa has decided to close down the flight operations of SunExpress Deutschland, a joint-venture created by Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, says German news portal...

Lufthansa Group network airlines (except Brussels Airlines) offer customers return flight guarantee

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General return flight guarantee for all customers on European routes  Classic and Flex fares will be extended to include an “all-round carefree package”...

Implementation of Lufthansa stabilisation package not yet secured

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The Company's General Meeting on 25 June is to decide on the capital measures and the 20% stake of the Federal Republic of Germany's...