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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 relaunches non-stop service from Munich to São Paulo and adds second daily flight to Chicago

Resumption of direct service between Munich – Sao Paulo with the Airbus A350-900 Second daily flight from Frankfurt to Chicago Off to Latin America:...

Record load factor ensures successful annual results for Lufthansa Aviation Training

2018 annual financial statements above plan with high production capacity utilization in all areas Adjusted EBIT EUR 4.3 million higher than budgeted Strong...

Lufthansa is ATW Airline of the Year 2019

Lufthansa is the first European airline in 14 years to receive the prestigious award CEO Carsten Spohr accepts the award in New York ...

Software issue at German air traffic control ongoing, Lufthansa cancels 46 flights on Monday

Lufthansa already cancelled 46 flights today (25 March) after a software issue at DFS German Air Traffic Control Center in Langen, Germany. At least...

Lufthansa launches seven new European destinations from Munich in Summer 2019

Several times a week to Strasbourg and Rostock Mediterranean focus: from Alicante to Tivat During this year´s summer timetable Lufthansa launches seven new destinations...

Lufthansa Group orders 20 Boeing 787-9 and 20 Airbus A350-900 aircraft, sells 6 A380s

https://youtu.be/16LSVlxR7ns Lufthansa Group is consistently forging ahead with the modernisation of its long-haul fleet. In today’s meeting, based on the recommendation of the Executive Board,...

Lufthansa’s first Boeing 777-9 takes shape

In the night from 14 to 15 February the final body join of the first Lufthansa Boeing 777-9 took place. All major fuselage parts inclusive...

Lufthansa Technik to open new site for repair and overhaul of engine parts in Miskolc, Hungary

Lufthansa Technik AG initiated the establishment of a new site for the repair and overhaul of aircraft engine parts. Dubbed Lufthansa Technik Miskolc, a...

Lufthansa will wet-lease Airbus A220 aircraft from airBaltic in Summer 2019

Lufthansa intends to wet-lease two Airbus A220-300 aircraft from airBaltic during the Summer 2019 season. The aircraft will support Lufthansa’s fleet during the busy summer months and will...

A legend celebrates its birthday: Boeing’s Jumbo Jet turns 50

On February 9th, 1969, the first Boeing 747-100 took off on its first official flight over Seattle On April 26th, 1970, Lufthansa’s first...

Lufthansa Technik to provide comprehensive services for Japan Airlines A350 fleet

Total Component Support (TCS®) Lufthansa Technik and Japan Airlines (JAL) have expanded their trusted partnership by entering into a long-term agreement on Total Component Support...

Lufthansa and Fraport extend ground handling partnership at Frankfurt Airport

Fraport Ground Services will provide ground handling services to Lufthansa aircraft for another seven years – High-quality standards to be further developed in a...

First Airbus A380 in new Lufthansa design on time for the 100th anniversary of its crane symbol

Anniversary year ends with the landing of the Lufthansa flagship in new livery in Germany First A380 in new premium design takes off...

Brussels Airlines Airbus A330 (OO-SFN) is undergoing salvage at the Pinal Airpark in Arizona

About one month ago, on 13 November, one of the oldest Airbus A330 aircraft left Brussels Airport for her final destination: Pinal Airpark. On 28...

Wolfgang Mayrhuber, former Chairman and CEO of Lufthansa, passed away

Wolfgang Mayrhuber, former Chairman and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, passed away last Saturday, 1 December 2018, at the age of 71, due...

Eurowings takes over the Dusseldorf-Newark route from Lufthansa and adds it to its JFK route

Hotspot New York City: Eurowings now flies to Newark Discover the most attractive Christmas shopping locations in New York with Eurowings Tricks for avoiding...

Lufthansa awards Amsterdam cargo contract to WFS

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) will commence cargo handling for Lufthansa Cargo at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on 1 February 2019. The new contract will see WFS...

New European destinations for Lufthansa, starting in Summer 2019

Starting next Summer 2019, sun-seekers can reach seven new destinations non-stop from the Lufthansa hubs in Munich and Frankfurt. They not only include popular...

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...