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.

The Lufthansa Group’s leisure travel programme for Summer is stronger than ever

Around 20 new vacation destinations from Frankfurt, 13 new destinations from Munich Main focus: the Caribbean, Canary Islands and Greece…

Lufthansa will soon depart on its longest passenger flight with polar explorers on board

On behalf of the Alfred-Wegener-Institute, the flight will operate with an Airbus A350-900 from Hamburg to the Falkland Islands On…

Lufthansa raised 500 million euros in aircraft financing in the second half of 2020

Since July 2020, Deutsche Lufthansa AG has raised a total of around 500 million euros by using aircraft as security…

Tug near Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 catches fire at Buenos Aires Airport

On 2 January, a Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 (registered D-ABYP) was scheduled for flight LH 511 between Buenos Aires, Argentina, and…

Lufthansa and pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit agree on pilots’ contributions until 31 March 2022

Agreement reached on crisis measures and job security until 31 March 2022 for 5,000 Lufthansa pilots Structural cost reduction still…

[UPDATED] Swissport wins 7-year handling contract for Switzerland with airlines of the Lufthansa Group (except Brussels Airlines)

Swissport has been awarded a major long-term contract by the Lufthansa Group for Switzerland. The new contract secures significant business…

Pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit takes up Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr’s suggestion for “innovative part-time models”

At the end of last week, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr publicly stated that it was possible for Lufthansa to compensate…

Lufthansa Group will have shed 29,000 employees by year-end, Bild am Sonntag writes

Lufthansa Group will have shed 29,000 employees by year-end, bringing the total staff down to 109,000. Next year, the German…

Lufthansa registers strong booking growth over the coming holidays

In some cases around 400 percent increase in bookings Airline reacts with new and resumed flights from Frankfurt and Munich…

All Lufthansa Group fares can be rebooked free of charge as often as desired until the end of February

Rebooking fee for Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings still suspended Since the end of August, all fares…

Lufthansa Group to be first to implement Star Alliance Biometrics and usher in a touchless customer experience at airports

Frankfurt and Munich Airport Collaborate to Enhance the Travel Experience Lufthansa and SWISS Miles & More Members First to Receive…

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines introduce buy-on-board on short and medium-haul network

  From Summer 2021, Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines will launch buy-on-board services for passengers travelling economy class on their…

Lufthansa starts first trial run for Covid-19 antigen rapid tests on selected Hamburg-Munich flights

Free tests on selected flights between Munich and Hamburg from 12.11. Christina Foerster: "Want to gain insights into the use…

Lufthansa Group reports adjusted EBIT result of EUR -1.3 billion in the third quarter

Liquidity of EUR 10.1 billion available, of which EUR 6.3 billion are unutilized stabilization measures Ongoing strong performance at Lufthansa…

Special Lufthansa flight to BER opening – and first departures BER Lufthansa Group Airlines

Lufthansa Group commences scheduled services as market leader at BER Regular Lufthansa flight operations from 8 November at the new…

Six Lufthansa Boeing 747s stuck at Twente Airport, The Netherlands

Six Lufthansa Boeing 747-400s, parked long-term at Twente Airport, The Netherlands, are not allowed to take off again to their…

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…

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