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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 and United are eyeing a stake in TAP Air Portugal

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Lufthansa has started negotiations to buy 45% of the capital of its Star Alliance sister member TAP Air Portugal from its main private shareholder,...

Lufthansa Group continues to suspend all flights to mainland China until the end of the winter timetable

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Flights to Beijing and Shanghai will be suspended until 28 March / The flight programme to and from Hong Kong will be reduced slightly The...

Eurowings is equipping all its Airbus A330 aircraft with business class

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When Lufthansa took over the commercial and strategic responsibility for the Eurowings long-haul network, it decided that all of the planes would get a...

Lufthansa Group extends flight suspensions to mainland China until end-February or end-March, depending on destination

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Flights to Beijing and Shanghai suspended until February 29  Nanjing, Shenyang and Qingdao will not be served until March 28 Flight operations to/from...

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines to suspend flights to/from mainland China until 9 February

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The coronavirus outbreak has forced Lufthansa Group members Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines to suspend their flights to/from (mainland) China until 9 February. For...

Lufthansa is basing Airbus A320neo aircraft in Munich to reduce noise and CO2 emissions on European routes

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Nine Airbus A320neo will be based in Munich in 2020  50 percent lower noise and 20 percent less CO2  emissions The Airbus A320neo, the latest generation...

Lufthansa flies to Paris-Orly for the first time

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From Munich to the south of the Seine metropolis Better connections for all travellers to southern Paris: From 16 March Lufthansa will include Orly airport...

[Video] Too close for comfort or not ? Iberia Airbus A330 lands seconds after take-off Lufthansa Boeing 747 at Miami Airport, United States

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On 17 December, a Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 (D-ABYT) was taking off runway 9 at Miami Airport, United States destination Frankfurt, Germany. Meanwhile, an Iberia...

Munich Airport and Lufthansa agree to extend satellite of Terminal 2

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Munich Airport and German Lufthansa want to intensify and continue their strategic cooperation in the sustainable further development of the airport hub. In a...

Lufthansa reinstates route from Munich to São Paulo Guarulhos

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Reintroduction of the Munich–São Paulo direct connection with the Airbus A350-900 Lufthansa Group offers 17 flights from Europe to São Paulo per week Off...

Lufthansa Group long-haul destinations from Düsseldorf now bookable in the 2020 summer schedule

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North America focus with destinations New York, Miami and Fort Myers  From May 2020 daily service to New York-Newark (EWR) Three times a...

CEO Christina Foerster leaves Brussels Airlines for Lufthansa

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Christina Foerster, CEO of Brussels Airlines, is to leave the Belgian airline to join Lufthansa. Foerster leaves the Belgian national airline for the mother company,...

Lufthansa launches two new destinations in Greece: Zakynthos from Munich and Rhodes from Frankfurt

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Sun, beach and sea: Greece remains a popular trend destination for many holidaymakers. And from summer 2020, Lufthansa will be offering two further ways...

Lufthansa activates special flight schedule for Thursday & Friday 7-8 November after cancelling 1300 flights

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Thursday, 7 November, 2,300 of 3,000 planned Lufthansa Group flights will operate Friday, 8 November, 2,400 out of 3,000 planned Lufthansa Group flights...

Lufthansa increases its Express-Rail range

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Additional train connections to Frankfurt Airport from Aachen, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Stuttgart and Ulm Offer valid from mid-December. Lufthansa guests can book new connections...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...