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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.

Did Lufthansa just reveal its Enhanced Premium Economy Class cabin ?

A few aviation enthusiasts spotted Lufthansa Groups' Enhanced New Premium Economy Class in today's Capital Market Day 2019 PDF-presentation (page 41). It's not a secret that...
Lufthansa A319

Lufthansa takes off from Munich with new destinations: Tallinn and Newcastle from next winter

Lufthansa will be flying towards two new European destinations this winter. Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, will be offered from Munich for the first...

Lufthansa Technik delivers A319CJ modern observation aircraft to German Armed Forces

State-of-the-art technology for Open Skies missions Deadline and budget met The German armed forces (Bundeswehr) today received one of the most modern observation aircraft...

GE Aviation and Lufthansa Technik sign Boeing 777X MRO cooperation agreement

GE Aviation and Lufthansa Technik AG enlarge their collaboration on Boeing 777X MRO services. The companies have signed a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)...

Summer strike threats are looming at Lufthansa and Eurowings; an extraordinary works council at Brussels Airlines on Monday

UFO, a German union representing Lufthansa's cabin crew is warning for a possible strike in the middle of the holiday season (July) because of...

Several Lufthansa flight attendants permanently unfit to fly after fume events

In 2016, two separate fume accidents caused serious health issues with several Lufthansa flight attendants. The symptoms were so bad that they were permanently...

Lufthansa uses telemedicine on board its long-haul fleet: an ECG at an altitude of 10,000 metres

Mobile ECG system will improve medical care for emergencies on all long-haul Lufthansa flights Assists cockpit crews when making decisions regarding medical emergencies ...

Heavy thunderstorms around Frankfurt Airport; Lufthansa massively cancels flights

Due to heavy thunderstorms and CB's around Frankfurt Airport, flight schedules were heavily disrupted on Monday evening (3 June). Until 17:00 (UTC +2), the...

Part of Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 engine cowling falls off after hard landing

On 28 May 2019, a Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 (D-ABVU) operating flight LH426 between Frankfurt (FRA) and Philadelphia (PHL) landed on Philadelphia's runway 27R but...

Lufthansa improves travel experience on short- and medium-haul routes

  New, innovative seats make travelling even more comfortable  USB port, tablet holder and more personal space First Airbus A321neo delivered with single cabin...

Lufthansa wants to take over German holiday airline Condor from the Thomas Cook Group

Lufthansa is preparing an offer for German holiday airline Condor, said Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr during the annual shareholders' meeting on Tuesday morning. The...

Qatar Airways will operate Air Canada flights to Paris and Barcelona from June 15

Air Canada is now finalizing capacity agreements with other airlines to temporarily operate flights on its behalf, subject to government approvals and conclusion of...

Lufthansa promotes the European elections

  Custom “SayYesToEurope” livery on a Lufthansa Airbus A320 Lufthansa is sending a very special signal four weeks before the start of the European elections, taking...

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...