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.

European airlines are bracing for the ‘worst winter ever’

Eurocontrol traffic figures for 20 October 2020 were down 61.2% compared to 2019, but 95% down for Brussels Airlines Eurocontrol…

Lufthansa will deploy four Airbus A350-900s to Frankfurt hub this winter

Economical and sustainable fleet operation through the temporary deployment of Airbus A350-900 at both Lufthansa hubs One of the most…

Lufthansa in Summer 2021: Six new long-haul tourist destinations from Frankfurt, operated by Brussels Airlines

Additional vacation destinations from Frankfurt: Punta Cana, Anchorage, Mombasa and Zanzibar Mauritius and Maldives now also in summer 2021 All…

Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines test in-flight shopping platform SKYdeals to allow online shopping above the clouds

Due to the current corona pandemic, offers on board had to be restricted. This also applies to onboard sales. To…

Lufthansa is consistently pursuing its tourism strategy: 15 new summer destinations from Frankfurt in 2021

Additional vacation destinations in Greece, Spain, Egypt, Croatia, Cyprus,  Italy, Tunisia and Bulgaria in the flight schedule from Frankfurt Now…

Investigation on serious allegations of “harassment and intimidation” among Brussels Airlines cabin crew

On the website of La Libre Belgique, Raphaël Meulders today reports that Brussels Airlines cabin crew members (especially the younger…

Homage to the Oktoberfest: Lufthansa Trachtencrew takes off again this year

On 22 September to New York and selected European destinations Even if the Munich Oktoberfest cannot take place as usual…

Lufthansa would consider retiring its entire Airbus A380 and Boeing 747-400 fleet

According to the Bloomberg press agency, Lufthansa could very quickly part with one hundred aircraft, in reaction to the impact…

Lufthansa and pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit agree on package of short-term crisis measures, also valid for German base of Brussels Airlines

Pilots’ contributions through December: reduced top-up payments for short-time working compensation benefits, compensation adjustments, and reductions in pension benefits In…

Lufthansa cabin crew first group to accept cost savings plan from management

Lufthansa has concluded an agreement on cost savings with a first group of its personnel. Cabin crew approved the collective…

More Lufthansa destinations available from Munich throughout all of Europe

In the late summer season, Lufthansa will take off from Munich to five further European destinations. Beginning 7 September, the…

Lufthansa to resume flights between Frankfurt and London City in September

•  Twice-daily flights between the two global financial centres •  Lufthansa latest major airline to resume London City flights as…

Brussels Airlines receives €290 million state aid in exchange for firm guarantees about its future

After months of negotiations, an agreement to rescue Brussels Airlines has been reached, Belgian broadcast VRT NWS reports. The Belgian…

Milan Linate airport reopens with first flight operated by Air Dolomiti for Lufthansa

After being closed for 4 months, Milan Linate Airport reopened yesterday (15 July) and welcomed the very first commercial flight:…

Lufthansa develops “Ocean” concept – Brussels Airlines to operate long-haul tourist route Frankfurt-Windhoek (Namibia)

Lufthansa continues to position itself in order to regain competitivity once its financial future has been secured. It will increasingly…

Lufthansa launches second set of measures of its restructuring programme, affecting people and fleet

Effects of the coronavirus pandemic make restructuring in the companies and central departments of Lufthansa Group inevitable “ReNew” restructuring programme…

Lufthansa Group: 50 percent of the fleet back in the air by October

Lufthansa Group airlines publish flight schedules through the end of October, encompassing autumn holidays Demand for longer-term bookings increasing 380…

SWISS’s response to today’s decision of the Lufthansa Extraordinary General Meeting

SWISS and Edelweiss welcome the decision by Lufthansa’s shareholders at today’s Extraordinary General Meeting to approve the corporate actions proposed…

The shareholders of Deutsche Lufthansa AG approve the 9 billion euro stabilisation package

The Extraordinary General Meeting of shareholders of Deutsche Lufthansa AG was held today (25 June) at 12:00 under the chairmanship…

Lufthansa and independent flight attendant union UFO agree on crisis package

On 24 June, Lufthansa and the independent flight attendants' union UFO agreed on a package of measures worth more than…

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