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’s Airbus A380s slowly returning to service to cover for busy Summer 2023 peak

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Lufthansa is returning Airbus A380s to service by next Summer 2023. Today, the first of 4 double-deck Airbuses left long-term storage at Teruel Airport,...

Lufthansa brings Germany men’s soccer team to its Muscat training camp ahead World Cup 2022

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As the Official Airline of the Germany men’s soccer team, Lufthansa operated a flight to bring its players, coaches and support staff to their...

Lufthansa and UFO flight attendants’ union agree on salary increases for around 19,000 cabin personnel

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250 euros more basic pay from 1 January 2023 and 2.5 percent more basic pay from 1 July 2023 for around 19,000 Lufthansa...

The body of a man discovered in a Lufthansa plane returning from Iran

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The body of a man was discovered on Thursday in the landing gear well of a Lufthansa plane from Iran which had landed at...

Fraport and Lufthansa establish “FraAlliance” joint venture

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Development of systemic partnership at Frankfurt Airport / Joint management for “FraAlliance"Fraport and Lufthansa have formed a new joint venture called “FraAlliance”. Each company...

First Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Lufthansa’s long-haul fleet is named “Berlin”

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Christening of the Boeing 787-9 "Berlin" by Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey Lufthansa Group largest operator at BER: Five Lufthansa Group airlines fly to...

On the 100th anniversary of Lufthansa’s founding, Lockheed Super Star & JU 52 to go on permanent exhibit

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Historic aircraft get a new, permanent home in 2026In 2026, Lufthansa will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding: On January 6, 1926, Deutsche Luft...

Lufthansa offers “Allegris” suite concept in First and Business Class for the first time

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“Allegris" product generation: new seats and new travel experience in all classes on long-haul routes Introduction 2023 Carsten Spohr: "The largest investment in...

Oktoberfest 2022: Lufthansa crew sports new dirndl

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Dirndl crews from Munich to Rio de Janeiro, San Diego, New York, Boston and numerous European destinations Oktoberfest time on more than 800...

Looming strike called off after Lufthansa reaches partial agreement with pilot union

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No strike, a clear message from Vereinigung Cockpit, the union representing the Lufthansa pilots as both parties reached a partial agreement on Tuesday. The...

Pilot strike forces Lufthansa to cancel 800 flights on Friday, 2 September

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The strike announced by Vereinigung Cockpit (VC), representing the Lufthansa pilots, on Friday 2 september will affect around 130,000 passengers and will have a...

Lufthansa Group receives first Boeing 787-9 with 32 on order

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Boeing and the Lufthansa Group today celebrated the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner, a 787-9, to Europe's largest airline group at Paine Field, Everett, Wash,...

Talks between pilots’ union and Lufthansa unsuccessful; strikes possible with immediate effect

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Last Friday, talks between German union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) and Lufthansa ended without an agreement. Hence VC announced that the preparation for a strike...

Lufthansa reaches agreement with trade union ver.di on significant salary increases for ground staff

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Settlement on new collective pay agreement for around 20,000 ground employees who are covered by collective pay agreement Significant salary increases, disproportionately high...

Lufthansa Group (including SWISS, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines) is first international aviation group to offer “Green Fare” for CO2-neutral flying

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New Green Fare includes full compensation for CO2 emissions Test run starts in Scandinavia for flights operated by Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines and...

Lufthansa pilots vote in favour of industrial actions over pay

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During a ballot that ended today, Lufthansa pilots send a clear signal to the Lufthansa management as they clearly spoke out in favour of...

Lufthansa welcomes capacity reduction at Frankfurt Airport

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The announcement published today by Fraport that it intends to reduce the number of take-offs and landings at Frankfurt Airport to 88 movements per...

In response to rising customer demand, Lufthansa reactivates Airbus A380

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First flights expected from summer 2023Lufthansa is reactivating the Airbus A380 in response to the steep rise in customer demand and the delayed delivery...

Lufthansa takes off as “Lovehansa”

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On the occasion of Pride Month, Lufthansa will be taking off from June 10 with a very special aircraft to destinations throughout Europe. The...

Lufthansa and Eurowings cancel several hundred European flights in July

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Bottlenecks at airports, ground services, air traffic control, and airlines: cancellations stabilise flight schedule After Brussels Airlines and SWISS, two other airlines of the Lufthansa...

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