Lufthansa Group launches help alliance Americas

help alliance Americas is first international sub-organization of help alliance worldwide Official kick-off project at Broward Outreach Center in Hollywood, Florida COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-May-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (24-MAY-2019), the Lufthansa Group officially launched help alliance Americas as a sub-organization of its long-standing aid organization, help alliance worldwide. help alliance is the aid organization… Read the full press release

dnata and Lufthansa Group continue to expand partnership in the United States

Austin, Texas, 2019-May-09 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, and Lufthansa Group continue to expand their partnership in the United States. dnata has been selected to provide ramp, secure clean and passenger handling services to Lufthansa at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and now serves the airline group, including Swiss International… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group employees fly CO2 neutral on business trips

Conversion to CO2-neutral vehicles on the ground by 2030 Expansion of help alliance projects and corporate volunteering COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group is setting new accents for the environment and society. With three measures, the company underpins its goal of consolidating its leading position in the aviation industry in the… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group announces research collaboration with Hopper on the application of machine learning algorithms and AI to predict flight demand

Research alliance with Hopper, the specialist in price forecasting  The aim is a systematic collaboration on the application of machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence to predict flight demand Lufthansa Innovation Hub supports with the Canadian startup’s entry into the European market COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group and the… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group to fill 5,500 new positions in 2019

Lufthansa, Lufthansa Technik and SWISS have the highest number of open positions Among other available positions, the group has openings for over 600 IT specialists and more than 400 junior employees – from apprentices to students in cooperative degree programs and trainees Several hundred employees are being hired to ensure quality in operations COLOGNE, Germany,… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group and the Lufthansa Innovation Hub launch startup Yilu an end-to-end platform for travel providers

Yilu, founded by the Lufthansa Group and Lufthansa Innovation Hub, is developing an intelligent end-to-end travel platform The aim is to consolidate the fragmented landscape of travel and mobility providers into one smart platform With Yilu, travel companies can offer new additional product recommen-dations to their end customers COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group announces management changes in Munich

Markus Binkert will become new Chief Commercial Officer of Lufthansa at the Munich hub and will be responsible for Lufthansa Group Marketing Steffen Harbarth will become new Member of the Management Board of Lufthansa CityLine Jörg Eberhart, President and CEO of Air Dolomiti, will intensify his activities in the strategically important Italian market COLOGNE, Germany,… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group names Sebastian Riedle as Managing Director of Miles&More GmbH

COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Nov-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Sebastian Riedle (40), currently Senior Director Online Sales Lufthansa Group, will become Managing Director of Miles&More GmbH from January 1, 2019. He succeeds Roland Adrian, who is leaving the company. Riedle started his career as a business economist in 2002 in the marketing department of Germanwings and moved… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group expands its Open API to include the direct booking of flights

Lufthansa Group extends its Open API with booking functionality, strengthening its direct digital sales channel  External programmers from startup ecosystem get direct access to the airline’s online ticketing The new booking functionality is now available for the UK market COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jun-29 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group is expanding its Lufthansa Open… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group launches Economy “Light” fare for passengers only travelling with carry-on luggage

New fare with carry-on luggage bookable as of summer 2018 Add one piece of luggage or request a seat reservation on an individual basis  Successful test phase on routes between Scandinavia and North America COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-May-24 — /Travel PR News/ — As of summer 2018, Lufthansa Group passengers will be able to book a… Read the full press release

Travix to connect directly to Lufthansa Group’s own NDC Offer & Order Management System

Lufthansa Group and Travix intensify longstanding partnership with joint approach on NDC under the Airline Group’s upcoming NDC Partner Programme  Travix customers will benefit from access to Lufthansa Group NDC Smart Offer Improved display of all Lufthansa Group offers on Travix’ brands CheapTickets, BudgetAir, Vliegwinkel, Vayama and Flugladen in all countries COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-May-18 —… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines strengthens partnership with the Lufthansa Group and enhances its HighFlyer programme

Lufthansa and SWISS will be the first partner airlines to participate in the Singapore Airlines HighFlyer Programme SINGAPORE, 2018-Apr-03 — /Travel PR News/ — With effect from 2 April 2018, businesses that are members of the Singapore Airlines HighFlyer programme in Singapore and Australia can earn HighFlyer points when flying on Lufthansa and SWISS operated flights… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group launches biometric boarding utilizing facial recognition at Los Angeles International Airport

Biometric technologies simplify, de-stress and significantly speed up airplane boarding During the initial trial, Lufthansa boarded an A380 in about 20 minutes Following Lufthansa’s successful LAX trial, the Airline will introduce biometrics boarding at other U.S. airports nationwide COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa Group, as part of its ongoing efforts to… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group adds low-price “best fares” to its air travel product range via direct distribution and NDC booking channels

Lufthansa Group to launch action next month offering lower fares for its own distribution channels and to Direct Connect partners.  Lufthansa Group to offer lower prices for long-haul seat reservations on NDC booking channels from April onwards. Customers of Direct Connect partners to enjoy additional mileage credits.  COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group to present interactive travel experiences at the International Tourism Fair Berlin

Lufthansa Group to present interactive travel experiences at the International Tourism Fair Berlin Lufthansa Group present in hall 25, booth 156 across three floors with aug-mented and virtual reality as well as 3D projections Experience Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa, SWISS and Miles & More across 614 square meters COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Mar-08 — /Travel… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group’s six all-female crews to take off to Berlin for World Women’s Day

Lufthansa Group’s six all-female crews to take off to Berlin for World Women’s Day Six all-female crews of the Lufthansa Group will take off to Berlin for World Women’s Day  12 pilots fly passengers from Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne, Zurich, Vienna and Brussels to the German capital. Lufthansa FlyingLab presents lectures by female digital experts on… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group’s acquisition of Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter mbH (LGW) approved by European Commission

33 more aircraft to be integrated into the Eurowings Group Eurowings to take over all LGW personnel Formal transaction scheduled for January 2018 Cologne, Germany, 2017-Dec-27 — /Travel PR News/ — The European Commission gave its formal approval today to the acquisition of Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter mbH (LGW) by the Lufthansa Group. The approval follows an extensive… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group airlines to base Miles & More award miles on the price of the flight beginning in March 2018

Going forward, the assignment of award miles will be based on the price of the flight Bonus award miles for status members doubled at Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines, among others No change to status miles and privileges Cologne, Germany, 2017-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The airlines of Lufthansa Group are changing how award… Read the full press release

Swissport names Christoph Meier VP Head of Group Communications

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2017-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Christoph is an experienced corporate communications professional with a proven track record in leading global teams and internal and external partners. Christoph joins Swissport from Lufthansa Group, where he was Head of Communication Strategy & Planning, tasked with drafting the Group Communications agenda, integrated content planning and multi-channel… Read the full press release

CDP climate change report 2017: Lufthansa Group earns leadership status in the global ranking

COLOGNE, Germany, 2017-Oct-30 — /Travel PR News/ — External experts and organizations regularly assess the Lufthansa Group with regard to responsible actions. In the climate change report 2017 of the international charitable rating organization CDP, published today, the Lufthansa Group achieved leadership status in the global ranking with the climate score “A-” (last year: “B”)…. Read the full press release

Lufthansa’s Innovation Hub in Berlin voted the best Innovation Lab in Germany

Study of the business magazine Capital evaluates 34 innovation labs Lufthansa the digitalization forerunner with the Innovation Hub in Berlin Cologne, Germany, 2017-Jun-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The Innovation Hub of Lufthansa in Berlin has been voted the best Innovation Lab in Germany. The prize was awarded on 21 June at a formal event… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Airways and Lufthansa Group sign code-share and frequent flyer agreement

Cathay Pacific Airways and Lufthansa Group sign code-share and frequent flyer agreement   Cathay Pacific Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines, sign code-share and frequent flyer agreement Shared flights will mean numerous benefits for passengers Connecting flights via Honk Kong to Australia and New Zealand under same flight number in future COLOGNE Germany, 2017-Mar-31 —… Read the full press release

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