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.

SWISS introduces “Doctor on Board” programme

SWISS adopted the Lufthansa Group’s special “Doctor on Board” programme yesterday (Wednesday 1 August). Under the programme, registered doctors can be easily identified by...

Oman Air announces new codeshare agreement with Lufthansa

Oman Air has announced that it will extend its codeshare agreement with Lufthansa. The national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman confirms its expansion...

Lufthansa receives first Airbus A320neo with new design

11th Airbus A320neo is named ‘Heidenheim an der Brenz’ Lufthansa is receiving another brand new A320neo. The aircraft left the Airbus assembly plant in...

German Transport Minister Scheuer and Lufthansa CEO Spohr recommend measures to enhance the quality of air traffic

Recent events in Munich have shown how vulnerable the system is In a side note to the talk, Scheuer and Spohr christened a...

Lufthansa Group wins four Skytrax Awards (two for Lufthansa, including “best airline in Europe”, two for Austrian)

lose to 20 million passengers select the best airlines in the world every year  Lufthansa Group airlines honoured with four Skytrax World Airline...

Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines join forces in Africa: sub-Saharan sales headquartered in Brussels

One face to the customer: Lufthansa Group integrates its sales activities in Africa for all its airlines New sub-Saharan sales headquarters established in...

European Commission approves acquisition of LaudaMotion by Ryanair, igniting a war between the latter and Lufthansa

The European Commission has approved unconditionally under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of LaudaMotion by Ryanair. The Commission concluded that the transaction...

Lufthansa Technik performs first engine wash with carbon dioxide pellets worldwide

Cyclean Dry Ice to be launched shortly Lufthansa Technik AG has developed a unique procedure to wash engines with dry ice, the solid form of...

New Lufthansa “VerliererFlieger”-livery for the German National football team?

Will the German National football team and current FIFA World Champion fly back to Germany with this aircraft with special "VerliererFlieger"-livery? Or will they...

German football team takes off for the World Cup in Russia with the Fanhansa “Mannschaftsflieger”

Lufthansa special flight LH2018 to take off from Frankfurt today at 13:00  Airbus A321 with  special Fanhansa “Mannschaftflieger" livery Headrest embroidered with the names...

Tow truck under Lufthansa A340-300 Star Alliance livery catches fire at Frankfurt Airport

A tow truck below a Lufthansa Airbus A340-300 with Star Alliance livery (D-AIFA) named Dorsten has caught fire on Monday morning at Frankfurt Airport,...

A milestone in cabin lighting: Lufthansa A350-900 awarded German Lighting Design Prize

special prize for onboard lighting design  cabin lighting supports the well-being of the passengers already the second award for the Lufthansa A350-900 The Lufthansa...

Lufthansa increases sleeping comfort in Business Class with new “Dream Collection”

Passengers on selected long-haul flights lasting ten and a half or more hours can now relax even more with the new "Dream Collection„  From...

The perfect start: Lufthansa’s Airbus A380 exceeds expectations in Munich

Lufthansa A380 in Munich with good performance and high capacity utilization even in its first month The further stationing of the A340-600 with...

Lufthansa Group offers 85 additional flights to Russia for the World Cup

Increase in daily flights to Moscow: departing up to six times a day from Frankfurt and up to four daily departures from Munich  ...

New Lufthansa Technik products for more comfort and safety on board

Larger luggage compartments / Bar module for the galley / Compact, lightweight emergency escape slide Lufthansa Technik AG is presenting different new products for comfort...

Industrial action by German union ver.di will affect the airports of Bremen, Cologne Bonn, Frankfurt and Munich on Tuesday 10 April

Several airports in Germany are bracing themselves for a severe industrial action by the German union ver.di on Tuesday 10 April. Flights between 03:00...

Singapore Airlines selects Lufthansa Technik’s GuideU for Boeing 787-10 fleet

New fleet to be fitted with emergency floor path marking system Singapore Airlines has chosen Lufthansa Technik's GuideU 1000-Series emergency floor path marking system to...

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...