Lufthansa switches to e-journals for its reading selection for passengers

More than 250 digital magazines and newspapers Lufthansa provides e-journals in 18 languages Frankfurt, Germany, 2016-Dec-29 — /Travel PR News/ — A huge selection of magazines and newspapers, available at any time and never out of print – Lufthansa is switching over to e-journals for its reading selection for passengers. Whether it’s sport, news or cars,… Read the full press release

Lufthansa to retire its Boeing 737 fleet service after 48 years

An almost 50-year era comes to an end Lufthansa played a key role in the development of the B737 A standard continental fleet with Airbus A320 family in future FRANKFURT, Germany, 2016-Nov-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Today, 31 October, Lufthansa is saying goodbye to its Boeing 737 fleet after 48 years.  This marks the… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Technik, Lufthansa Cargo, Rolls-Royce: successful cargo test for the entry into service of the Airbus A350 at Lufthansa

Frankfurt, Germany, 2016-Oct-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa Technik AG, together with Lufthansa Cargo, has reached another important milestone in its preparations for the entry into service of the Airbus A350 at Lufthansa. In a test carried out under real-life conditions at Frankfurt airport, a Trent XWB aircraft engine provided by Rolls-Royce was loaded into… Read the full press release

Lufthansa pilots now only use eFF (Electronic Flight Folder) application for the entire briefing and flight documentation

Will the revolutionary technology work in practice? A large-scale test should provide proof Frankfurt, Germany, 2016-Aug-31 — /Travel PR News/ — On 1 August, the LH634 took off from Frankfurt on its way to Kuwait as the first Lufthansa flight without a paper briefing package. For the first time, the pilots are using only the… Read the full press release

Lufthansa celebrates its 60th anniversary of scheduled service to Brazil with Help Alliance aid initiatives

Reigning beach volleyball Olympic champions Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann visit Lufthansa Help Alliance project COLOGNE, GERMANY, 2016-Aug-18 — /Travel PR News/ — On 15 August, at the start of the second week of the Olympic Games, Lufthansa celebrates its 60th anniversary of scheduled service to Brazil. In 1956, a Lockheed Super Star with 48 first-class… Read the full press release

Lufthansa expands selection of audiobooks on all long-haul flights

  Audible and Lufthansa are offering passengers a selection of 60 audio book titles every six months Cologne, Germany, 2016-Aug-04 — /Travel PR News/ — From now on, Lufthansa passengers on all long-haul flights can choose from an even wider and up-to-date selection of audiobooks. 60 titles to suit all tastes are now available on the… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Airbus A340 with special FC Bayern Munich deco to fly the German team to USA for “FCB Audi Summer Tour 2016”

COLOGNE, GERMANY, 2016-Jul-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The FC Bayern Munich will depart on a Lufthansa Airbus A340 on 25 July for an eleven-day USA trip on the “FCB Audi Summer Tour 2016”. To mark the occasion, the long-haul aircraft with the registration D-AIHK has been covered in a special FC Bayern Munich design…. Read the full press release

Lufthansa starts three times a week nonstop flights from Munich to Teheran

Starting 4th July from Munich to Teheran COLOGNE, GERMANY, 2016-Jul-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa is flying nonstop once again from Munich to Teheran. Starting 4th July, 2016, the connection under flight number LH 602 will begin three times a week at 22.10 pm, arriving at the Iranian capital at 5.20 am. The Airbus A330-300… Read the full press release

Lufthansa launches new direct flight from Frankfurt to San José, California along with new concept FlyingLab

From 1 July, Lufthansa will fly nonstop from Frankfurt to San José Passengers test digital innovations on board the LH488 Live conference on digital trends of Lufthansa, Instagram, Mercedes Benz and Visit San José Passengers experience the new destination with Lufthansa at different events COLOGNE, GERMANY, 2016-Jul-05 — /Travel PR News/ — From today (July… Read the full press release

Lufthansa to take off with broadband internet on board its short- and medium-haul flights this October

Green light from EASA: Supplemental Type Certificate issued Cologne, Germany, 2016-Jun-30 — /Travel PR News/ — In October of this year, the first Lufthansa short- and medium-haul aircraft will take off with broadband internet on board. Lufthansa’s entire A320 family fleet is expected to have the innovative technology installed by mid-2018. One key milestone has already… Read the full press release

Lufthansa once again turns into Fanhansa for the European Football Championship in France

Lufthansa is launching various promotions regarding the European Cup New Fanhansa aircraft for the German national team’s flight to France The winner’s plane will continue to fly until the World Cup in 2018 COLOGNE, GERMANY, 2016-May-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa will once again turn into Fanhansa for the European Football Championship in France. A… Read the full press release

Lufthansa to fly non-stop from Frankfurt to two new destinations in Lapland

From Frankfurt to Tromsø (Norway) and Ivalo (Finland) in winter FRANKFURT, GERMANY, 2016-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Good news for all northern lights and winter sport fans: From the coming winter, Lufthansa customers can fly non-stop from Frankfurt to two new destinations in Lapland. From November 26 2016, Lufthansa will take off every Saturday to… Read the full press release

The new satellite terminal at Munich Airport boasts 27 new gate positions

Historic milestone for Munich Airport Cologne, Germany, 2016-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Another chapter in the history of Munich Airport will begin on April 26, 2016: with the launch of the new satellite terminal – Germany’s first midfield terminal – Europe’s only five-star airport is again setting new standards for excellent service, passenger comfort and sustainability…. Read the full press release

New Flyrobic video will be shown on the inflight entertainment program of Lufthansa medium and long-haul flights

• New Flyrobic video on the inflight program of medium and long-haul flights from June • Exercises developed by Lufthansa’s medical service • First presentation at the opening of the satellite terminal in Munich Cologne, Germany, 2016-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — In order for Lufthansa passengers to arrive relaxed even after longer flights, a new… Read the full press release

Finavia: Lufthansa introduces direct connections from Frankfurt to Ivalo Airport in the 2016–2017 winter season

Vantaa, FINLAND, 2016-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Lapland will have an even better reach for passengers next winter when Lufthansa introduces direct connections from Frankfurt to Ivalo Airport in the 2016–2017 winter season. Lufthansa will commence flights to Ivalo just before the winter season, on 17 December. The airline will provide flights on Saturdays until… Read the full press release

Lufthansa: Verdi union called for token strikes at Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Dortmund and Hanover airports on Wednesday 27 April

COLOGNE, GERMANY, 2016-Apr-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The Verdi union has called for token strikes in the areas of ground handling, passenger checks and (partly) airport fire services at Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Dortmund and Hanover airports on Wednesday 27 April. As a result, there will be extensive cancellations of flights on Wednesday at Lufthansa’s… 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

Lufthansa provides more passenger comfort in the A350-900

COLOGNE, Germany, 2016-Mar-30 — /Travel PR News/ — The A350-900 provides Lufthansa passengers with a comfortable traveling experience. With its wider cabin passengers have more room and a generous sense of space. A self-service section in Business Class provides more passenger comfort, plus new seats in economy and larger monitors. Thanks to a special lighting concept,… Read the full press release

Lufthansa: First cabin air quality test series results show high quality cabin air comparable to indoor air quality on the ground

COLOGNE, Germany, 2016-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa has been actively investigating smell events in aircraft for many years. This includes an intensive and cross-disciplinary investigation into whether these incidents could cause a health risk to passengers and crew members. Lufthansa has so far invested more than EUR 500,000 in large-scale projects as part of… Read the full press release

Lufthansa expands in Latin America with new Frankfurt-Panama City route

Frankfurt, Germany, 2016-Mar-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa commenced its new non-stop service between Frankfurt and Panama City today. Flight LH 484 departed from Frankfurt (FRA) at 10:15 local time, and is scheduled to arrive at the Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen in Panama City (PTY) at 16:40 local time this afternoon. Eastbound flight LH 485… Read the full press release

First ten aircraft of the type Airbus A350-900 will be based in Lufthansa Hub Munich

MUNICH, Germany, 2016-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — The first ten aircraft of the type Airbus A350-900 will be based in Munich from January 2017. This will equip Lufthansa’s second-largest hub with the world’s most modern long-haul passenger aircraft. The A350-900 is also one of the most environmentally friendly aircraft. “We are delighted that we are… Read the full press release

Robert Heusmann appointed Head of Fleet Planning at Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS as of March 1, 2016

VIENNA, Austria, 2016-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Robert Heusmann assumes responsibility for fleet planning at Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS as of March 1, 2016 Robert Heusmann will assume the position as Head of Fleet Planning of the hub airlines Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS effective March 1, 2016. In this capacity he will be… Read the full press release

Lufthansa, Airbus and Pratt & Whitney celebrate the delivery of the world’s first Airbus A320neo

Cologne, Germany, 2016-Feb-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa, Airbus and Pratt & Whitney holding a delivery ceremony in Hamburg – First scheduled A320neo flights with better fuel efficiency and more passenger comfort achieved through quieter engines – 40 years of partnership between Lufthansa and Airbus – Lufthansa Technik gains expertise in maintenance of the A320neo… Read the full press release

SAS invests in more climate-friendly aviation; takes part in Avinor’s biofuel project at OSL

SAS is the only Scandinavian airline to be taking part in Avinor’s biofuel project at OSL, which from January 22 will ensure regular delivery of the most eco-friendly aircraft fuel. This will make OSL the first international airport where biofuel is available on a regular basis. STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2016-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — SAS… Read the full press release

Lufthansa launches competition for the best child announcer

Cologne, Germany, 2016-1-12 — /Travel PR News/ — At the beginning of the New Year, Lufthansa is launching an exciting competition for children who love flying. The winning child can step into the shoes of a member of the cabin crew aboard a Lufthansa flight and make an announcement live on board. On this basis the… Read the full press release

Finavia: Lufthansa launches new flights from Munich to Kittilä Airport

  HELSINKI, 2015-12-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Lapland, home of Santa, was full of Christmas spirit, when Lufthansa launched its new flights from Munich to Kittilä Airport on Saturday 19 December. Lufthansa’s first flight landed on the newly-renovated Kittilä Airport in the afternoon. With the new route, the flight connections to Kittilä during the… Read the full press release

Santa flew back to Lapland with Lufthansa flight from Munich to Kittilä Finland

MUNICH, 2015-12-21 — /Travel PR News/ — At the weekend, the Lufthansa flight from Munich to Kittilä had a special passenger and precious cargo: Santa flew back to Lapland with bundles of Christmas wishes. As everyone knows, Santa’s home lies north of the Arctic Circle, in the city of Rovaniemi. The International airport at Kittilä is… Read the full press release

Lufthansa to add second connection in Hungary with the start of the summer schedule

Cologne, Germany, 2015-12-14 — /Travel PR News/ — With the start of the summer schedule, Lufthansa will offer passengers a second connection in Hungary: from 11 April 2016, Debrecen – like Budapest – will receive three flights per week by Bombardier CR9 jets. “Lufthansa’s hub at Munich is well-known for the number of connections it has… Read the full press release

Lufthansa, German trade union ver.di agree on increase in remunerations for about 30,000 staff members

One-off payment in the amount of 2,250 euros for 2015, 600 euros for apprentices In 2016 and 2017, increases in remunerations of 2.2 per cent each year Introduction of an attractive DC system for new employees A reformed pension scheme for current staff members Cologne, Germany, 2015-12-2 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa and the German… Read the full press release

UFO cabin staff union rejected the latest Lufthansa offer

Frankfurt/Main, 2015-11-6 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa offered to meet all the demands made by the UFO cabin staff union on Monday 2 November with regard to its cabin crew members’ retirement and transitional pension provisions when the social partners met for talks today. The company decided to take this step to avert the… Read the full press release