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.

Munich Airport and Lufthansa partially reopen satellite building

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Twenty months after its pandemic-related closure, the satellite building of Munich Airport’s Terminal 2 will be partially reopened on Wednesday, December 1, 2021: Munich Airport and...

Jordanian MRO provider Joramco continues its maintenance agreement with Lufthansa Group

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Joramco, the Amman-based maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) provider and the engineering arm of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), has announced the continuation of its...

First Lufthansa Boeing 787-9 to be named “Berlin”

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Official naming ceremony and first flight next year Lufthansa to receive a total of five “Dreamliners” in 2022 Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of...

Lufthansa extends cargo handling contract with WFS in Ireland

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Lufthansa has extended its cargo handling contract with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Ireland. The airline was one of WFS’ launch customers in Ireland in...

Lufthansa Group leases four more Airbus A350-900 to replace four-engine long-haul aircraft

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Leasing contracts signed for four Airbus A350-900 Aircraft make major contribution to even greater sustainability through 30 percent fuel and CO2 savings Deployment...

Lufthansa offers additional flights to sunny destinations for autumn holidays

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130 additional flights from Frankfurt and Munich Further expansion of domestic flights The high demand for flights to leisure destinations continues into the upcoming...

Lufthansa Trachtencrew takes off to the USA and on 40 flights in Europe – A tribute to the Munich Oktoberfest

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Lufthansa is keeping up the tradition of flying in traditional costumes - even if the actual Munich Oktoberfest cannot take place this year. As...

Lufthansa improves short- and medium-haul travel experience with innovative cabin

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Modern cabin design now on short and medium-haul routes First flight with new cabin tomorrow from Frankfurt to Fuerteventura More seating comfort, 40...

Mobile check-in possible again on many Lufthansa flights

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EU vaccination certificates now digitally verifiable Automatic issuance of boarding pass now possible on all weekly 2000 flights from non-risk areas of the...

Lufthansa introduces new catering offer in short- and medium-haul business class

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"Tasting HEIMAT": Experience culinary and sustainable diversity with Lufthansa New catering offer for Business Class guests on short- and medium-haul flights starting September 1 ...

Quarantine-free travel to Singapore with Lufthansa in cooperation with Singapore Airlines

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Daily flights as of 16 September in cooperation  Quarantine-free entry to Singapore only if travel begins in Germany  Bookings now possible  Entry into Singapore...

Lufthansa supports German federal government with airlift from Afghanistan

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Special flights to form an air bridge from Tashkent, Uzbekistan and Doha, Qatar to Germany The first special flight lands in Germany already...

Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines passengers remain on the ground at Lyon airport due to lack of check-in staff

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Dozens of people who had to take the plane to go to Frankfurt or Brussels were unable to board this Saturday (31 July) at...

Lufthansa suffered worldwide computer problems leading to manual check-in during a short time

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There were temporary computer problems at Lufthansa on Friday morning from 09:00 UTC. Passengers had to be checked in manually at individual stations with...

Lufthansa strengthens its premium hub in Munich with five reactivated Airbus A340-600

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Reactivation of five Airbus A340-600 offering First Class Airbus A350-900s to offer First Class as of summer 2023 Munich Airport is Europe's only 5-star...

Due to high demand, Lufthansa deploys the Boeing 747-8i and the Airbus A350 to Mallorca

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Widebody aircraft to operate to Palma de Mallorca from both Frankfurt and Munich First departure planned from Frankfurt on July 17 and on...

Lufthansa offers even more flights to the sun, a chance for last-minute decision-makers

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Airline increases flight offerings over Corpus Christi weekend Additional frequencies to vacation destinations in Greece, Portugal and Spain Flights from Munich and Frankfurt...

Aircraft recycler Aerocircular is already bankrupt at Ostend Airport

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Aerocircular, the company that dismantled aircraft at Ostend-Bruges airport and had a large warehouse erected for this purpose, has been declared bankrupt. It was...

Lufthansa Group pushes ahead with long-haul fleet modernisation and purchases 5 Airbus A350-900 and 5 Boeing 787-9 aircraft

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Purchase of five Airbus A350-900s and five Boeing 787-9 aircraft Aircraft contribute strongly to enhancing sustainability by reducing fuel consumption and carbon emissions...

Lufthansa wants to vaccinate its German staff itself

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Lufthansa wants to vaccinate its 63,000 employees in Germany itself. There will be vaccination centres at three locations: Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg, a spokesman...

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