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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 Technik carries out a major Airbus ACJ319 cabin refurbishment for a new Asian VIP customer

Lufthansa Technik AG has signed a major cabin refurbishment contract with a new undisclosed Asian VIP customer. The layover of an Airbus ACJ319 will...

Safran and Lufthansa Technik sign a cooperation agreement for maintenance and repair of Airbus A320neo nacelles

Safran Nacelles and Lufthansa Technik today signed a cooperative agreement for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services on A320neo nacelles powered by CFM* International...
Lufthansa A319

Lufthansa CityLine to fly the Airbus A319

Future-proof cockpit collective agreement opens door for A320 family at Lufthansa CityLine for the first time First Airbus A319 to take off from...

Lufthansa Technik establishes Additive Manufacturing Centre

Cooperation with industry partners Lufthansa Technik has set up an Additive Manufacturing (AM) Centre with the aim of bundling and expanding the competence and experience...

Lorry transporting a Rolls Royce jet engine for Lufthansa hit the underside of a bridge

On 1 October, a lorry transporting a Rolls Royce jet engine for Lufthansa hit the underside of a bridge on the E40, a Belgian...

Lufthansa Technik and MTU Aero Engines lay foundation stone for joint MRO shop in Poland

EME Aero will offer MRO services for the Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine family Lufthansa Technik AG and MTU Aero Engines AG laid the cornerstone for...

Lufthansa Group optimises hub management of the network airlines and prepares for moderate growth in summer 2019

Lufthansa Group continues to consistently optimise the management of its hubs in Munich, Frankfurt, Zürich and Vienna. The main focus is on the flexible...

World’s first automated steam cleaning system for engine heat exchangers goes into operation at Lufthansa Technik

Cleaning method works entirely without chemicals Lufthansa Technik AG has put the first automated steam cleaning system for engine heat exchangers in the world into...

Norwegian signs comprehensive engine services contract with Lufthansa Technik

Total Engine Support (TES®) for the 737-800 fleet The Norwegian Air Shuttle Group and Lufthansa Technik have signed a contract extending an existing Total Engine...

“Beer on tap” on board Lufthansa’s traditional costume flights for the Oktoberfest

Fresh draft beer available on board again after 50 years to celebrate Oktoberfest  Lufthansa traditional costume flights taking off from Munich to New...

Many new destinations for Lufthansa Express Rail

   In cooperation with Deutsche Bahn, 20 destinations will be available throughout Germany Customers travel seamlessly by train to flight Offer includes seat reservation,...

Emergency landing of a Lufthansa CRJ-900 from Brussels to Frankfurt

Flight LH1007 of German airline Lufthansa which connected Brussels to Frankfurt had to make a priority landing in Frankfurt Sunday because of a slight...

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...