Lufthansa Group Invests 500 Million Euros to Enhance Personalized Digital Offers

New business class for the Boeing Triple Seven X One-way fares starting at 49 euros offer more travel options across Europe Presales through direct channels COLOGNE Germany, 2017-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — People are us,ging their lives according to their customized preferences. To support this, the Lufthansa Group is making major investments in the… Read the full press release

airberlin starts wet-lease agreement with Lufthansa Group; three airberlin aircrafts under the colours of Eurowings start operation

Berlin, Germany, 2017-Feb-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Three airberlin aircraft under the colours of Eurowings for the first time took off today from Hamburg to Manchester, Stuttgart and Nuremberg. Thomas Winkelmann, airberlin’s Chief Executive Officer, said:  “The wet-lease agreement with the Lufthansa Group is a significant milestone for airberlin by providing job security with ultimately… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group hosts bug bounty program to identify and eliminate vulnerabilities in its IT systems

Contest to identify and eliminate vulnerabilities aims to increase the security of IT systems and customer information even more FRANKFURT, Germany, 2017-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Beginning on 8 February 2017, the hackers and research centres that were invited to take part in the preliminary stage will be participating in the newly announced bug bounty… Read the full press release

Austrian Airlines launches training for its own pilots in cooperation with the European Flight Academy of the Lufthansa Group

• 23 pilot trainees started their training as “first officers” yesterday • Further courses will take place in April and August • Prospective pilots can apply on www.austrianpilot.at VIENNA, Austria, 2017-Feb-05 — /Travel PR News/ — In the year 2016, Austrian Airlines hired 145 fully qualified pilots. Now Austria’s flag carrier is launching training for its… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group will receive the first of ten A350-900 on 19 December 2016

FRANKFURT, Germany, 2016-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The latest Lufthansa fleet aircraft has completed its maiden flight to Munich around three weeks before delivery. The Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 took off on its first flight in Toulouse but without passengers. An international Airbus crew tested the on-board systems and the behavior of the aircraft during… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group to start training more than 250 apprentices and 1,400 flight attendants across Germany this summer

A total of more than 250 apprentices and 1,400 flight attendants across Germany are to start this summer Frankfurt, Germany, 2016-Aug-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Once again, this summer 150 apprentices will start their professional careers in Frankfurt with the Lufthansa Group, the largest employer in the German state of Hesse. The training of young… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group to adopt Amadeus Altéa Departure Control Flight Management

This new contract sees the Lufthansa Group adopt the full Amadeus Altéa Suite across its network carriers. MADRID, Spain, 2016-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Ensuring a stable and safe load control – or in other words, that the weight and balance of the aircraft is optimised – is one of the main operational challenges airlines… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines expands codeshare agreement with Lufthansa Group

SINGAPORE, 2016-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) and the Lufthansa Group are expanding their codeshare agreement to provide customers more benefits through enhanced connections and new codeshare destinations. The expanded codeshare ties will provide SIA customers convenient access to over 20 new routes on Lufthansa- and Swiss-operated flights, to and from points in… Read the full press release

More than 4,000 new employees to be hired by Lufthansa Group in 2016

2,800 flight attendants wanted at various locations. Eurowings and Austrian Airlines are hiring 240 pilots. More jobs for ground staff and trainees with airlines and Lufthansa Group service companies. Cologne, Germany, 2016-1-6 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group is hiring more than 4,000 new employees in 2016, giving the organization a top position amongst… Read the full press release

Cabin worker’s strike: Lufthansa Group will be able to operate most of their 3,000 scheduled flights as planned

Germanwings, Eurowings, Lufthansa CityLine, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Air Dolomiti and Brussels Airlines will not be affected by the strike Flight operations at hubs in Munich, Zurich, Vienna and Brussels will run as scheduled Frankfurt/Main, 2015-11-6 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa regrets that the Independent Flight Attendant’s Organization (UFO) cabin worker’s union has called a… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group suspended commercial flight operations to and from the Sinai Peninsula until further notice

Customer return flights planned; close consultation with authorities Frankfurt/Main, 2015-11-6 — /Travel PR News/ —The airlines of the Lufthansa Group have suspended their commercial flight operations to and from the Sinai Peninsula until further notice. The precautionary action has been taken in view of the current Sinai situation. The Lufthansa Group will coordinate all its… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group once again awarded the Eco-Airline of the Year title by US journal Air Transport World (ATW)

US journal Air Transport World recognizes the Group’s ground-breaking role in the area of climate and environmental awareness for the second time COLOGNE, 2015-2-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Conducting its business in a sustainable and responsible manner is firmly embedded in the Lufthansa Group’s strategic principles. And its efforts have been recognized: US journal… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group to modernise its aircraft fleet with the acquisition of 15 Airbus A320neo and 10 Airbus A320ceo aircraft

Renewal of SWISS and Eurowings fleets Frankfurt, Germany, 2014-9-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group is systematically pursuing the modernisation of its aircraft fleet. At the recommendation of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG under CEO, Carsten Spohr, the Supervisory Board approved the purchase of 15 state-of-the-art aircraft from the Airbus A320neo (New… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group to resume flights to Erbil in northern Iraq

Frankfurt, Germany, 2014-8-4 — /Travel PR News/ — After renewed consultation with the relevant national security authorities, the Lufthansa Group has decided to resume flights to Erbil in northern Iraq from tomorrow. Erbil lies well outside the direct crisis zone in Iraq, and flights to and from the city will be routed to avoid overflying the zone…. Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group announced it carried 50 million passengers in the first half-year 2014

Airlines carry nearly 50 million passengers in first half-year / Group increases capacity and sales in passenger business by 1.1 per cent / High load factor of 78.1 per cent for passenger aircraft, on par with last year / Good load factor in freight business as well Frankfurt, Germany, 2014-7-11 — /Travel PR News/ — The airlines… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group aims to regain benchmark role and cement its position as first choice for customers, employees, investors and partners

World’s biggest aviation group aims to regain benchmark role and cement its position as first choice for customers, employees, investors and partners Optimized structures, quality and innovations to derive greater benefit from broader market growth New platforms and products planned for intercontinental services and the European market New “Lufthansa Innovation Hub” to be established in… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group reports 22 million passengers in the first quarter, up 0.5 per cent vs. same period last year

Number of passengers carried by Lufthansa, Germanwings, Swiss and Austrian Airlines up 0.5 per cent / Lufthansa Cargo boosts sales and load factor Cologne, Germany, 2014-04-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The airlines in the Lufthansa Group carried a total of 21.7 million passengers in the first quarter, 0.5 per cent more than in the same period… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group’s airlines increased passenger load factor in January to 75.6 per cent overall

Cologne, Germany, 2014-2-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — The airlines of Lufthansa Group improved the load factors for their aircraft once again in the new year. Across the Group, an average of 75.6 per cent of seats on passenger planes were occupied in January. This represents an increase of 0.8 percentage points on the previous year. The improved load… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group accelerates fleet modernization by taking delivery of 23 new aircraft

Cologne, Germany, 2014-2-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — Last Friday, February 7, 2014, Lufthansa’s tenth Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental landed at Frankfurt Airport. The “dash-8” is just one of seven brand-new airliners that will be joining the Group in February and March. Over the next few weeks, these ultra-modern jets will be arriving like pearls on a necklace at Frankfurt:… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group sets new record for sales in passenger traffic during 2013

Cologne, Germany, 2014-1-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Last year, the Lufthansa Group set a new record for sales in passenger traffic. Traffic in the passenger business (measured in revenue passenger-kilometres) came to more than 209 billion in 2013. This represents an increase of 2.3 per cent compared with the previous year. The Group also beat its previous record… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group welcomed 7.8 million passengers aboard their aircraft in November 2013, 1.1% up YoY

The Lufthansa Group airlines improved sales (measured in revenue seat-kilometres) in November by 2.1 per cent year-on-year The passenger load factor rose Group-wide by 0.4 per cent to 75.9 per cent A total of 7.8 million passengers flew with a Lufthansa Group airline (an increase of 1.1 per cent year-on-year) Cargo business also developed positively,… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group’s Cross Mentoring programme turns 15 years, guarantees women are optimally promoted across companies

2013-08-27 — /travelprnews.com/ — Mentoring is a tried and tested method in the Lufthansa Group for the promotion of equality of opportunity for women and men within the context of personnel development. In September, the Cross Mentoring programme already initiated by Lufthansa in 1999 will start with the 15th generation of women with professional ambitions. Currently,… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group reports on first-half 2013 passenger and freight traffic figures

2013-07-17 — /travelprnews.com/ — The aircraft of all airlines in the Lufthansa Group –  Lufthansa German Airlines (including Germanwings and Lufthansa Regional), SWISS, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo –were better utilised in the first half 2013. Increased utilisation is attributable to more demand-driven and more flexible steering of capacity measured in seat and freight-tonne kilometres than… Read the full press release

Lufthansa sponsor of European Wheelchair Basketball Championship 2013

2013-06-21 — /travelprnews.com/ — Fairness, team spirit, performance and success: The Lufthansa Group and sport share the same values. Because in business competition it is scarcely any different to sporting competition. What counts are strength and condition, technology and speed. Lufthansa too goes to the start with the aim of getting just that little bit better…. Read the full press release

Successful resettlement of Eurasian cranes in the British Isles with the support of Lufthansa Group

2013-05-22 — /travelprnews.com/ — News from Great Britain that The Great Crane Project there has succeeded in establishing the resettlement of the Eurasian crane in that country – with the support of the Lufthansa Group. For more than 400 years, the majestic large birds were regarded as being extinct in England. In 2010, within the… Read the full press release