Lufthansa to deploy Airbus A350-900 to Chicago, Los Angeles and Tokyo during its winter timetable

Economical and sustainable fleet operation through temporary deployment of Airbus A350-900 at both Lufthansa hubs One of the most modern and efficient long-haul aircraft will operate from Frankfurt to Chicago, Los Angeles and Tokyo Cologne, Germany, 2020-Oct-15 — /Travel PR News/ — For the duration of the winter timetable (until the end of March 2021)… Read the full press release

Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines trial SKYdeals, new in-flight shopping experience for passengers

Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines test in-flight shopping platform SKYdeals Cologne, Germany, 2020-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Due to the current corona pandemic, offers on board had to be restricted. This also applies to onboard sales. To give customers the opportunity to shop above the clouds again, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines are now testing a… Read the full press release

SWISS CEO Thomas Klühr to step down at the end of 2020

Cologne, Germany, 2020-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Thomas Klühr, who has been CEO of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) since 2016, has asked the SWISS Board of Directors to release him from his duties at the end of 2020. The Board of Directors has acceded to his request with the greatest regret, but with… Read the full press release

Siemens to use Lufthansa Group airlines’ NDC technology

Siemens: Future flight bookings via Lufthansa Group airlines’ NDC technology Cologne, Germany, 2020-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Siemens is to use the NDC technology of the Lufthansa Group airlines for its future flight bookings. From the fourth quarter of this year onwards, corporate travelers of the Siemens Group will thus have access to the… Read the full press release

Lufthansa adds six new summer destinations from Frankfurt

Additional vacation destinations from Frankfurt: Punta Cana, Anchorage, Mombasa and Zanzibar Mauritius and Maldives now also in summer 2021 All flights are now bookable and fully flexible rebookable COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Oct-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa is continuing to expand its tourist offering from Frankfurt for the summer of 2021. Six new long-haul destinations… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group launches contactless way to report and track delayed baggage through SITA’s WorldTracer® Self Service

Two-thirds of passengers opt to use SITA’s service rather than visit a baggage counter. Frankfurt, Germany, 2020-Sep-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa Group has launched a completely contactless way for passengers to report delayed baggage from their mobile device, avoiding long queues at busy baggage service counters or offices. SITA’s initial trials of WorldTracer® Self Service showed… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group reimbursed over 2.5 billion euros to a total of 5.6 million customers

This week, 140,000 refund applications were processed and paid out. Processing and payment of all refund applications for the first half of the year by the end of August COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — In the current year, the airlines in the Lufthansa Group have so far reimbursed over 2.5 billion euros… Read the full press release

Angela Titzrath and Michael Kerkloh to be appointed as new Supervisory Board members of Deutsche Lufthansa

Implementation of the agreement between the Economic Stabilization Fund (WSF) and Lufthansa on representation of the Federal Government on the Supervisory Board Angela Titzrath and Michael Kerkloh are to be legally appointed as new members Monika Ribar and Martin Koehler will be stepping down COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — It is agreed,… Read the full press release

Discover a safe paradise and embrace a tropical escape at Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives Reopening our doors on the 15 July 2020 to our loyal repeaters and global travellers.

Maldives , 2020-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ —It’s our pleasure to announce that we are ready to welcome our loyal repeaters and global travellers again from 15 July 2020 onwards to your favourite idyllic paradise in the Maldives. In the archipelago of naturally scattered coral islands and atolls, the Maldives is purely surrounded by the… Read the full press release

SFO gradually restarts international flights

Resumption of international flights continues in earnest SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2020-Jun-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) welcomed the return of service from several international airlines in June 2020, including the following: June 4th China Airlines resumed passenger flights to Taipei, operating one passenger flight per week United Airlines resumed… Read the full press release

Deutsche Lufthansa AG held first virtual Annual General Meeting

Shareholders submitted 246 questions in advance Five Supervisory Board members are up for election Suspension of dividend proposed COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The 67th Annual General Meeting of Deutsche Lufthansa AG began punctually at 10.00 a.m. today (05-MAY-2020). For the first time, it is being held virtually, thus taking into account… Read the full press release

Lufthansa’s first virtual Annual General Meeting attended by 10,000 shareholders; Broad majority on all agenda items

Around 10,000 shareholders attend the first virtual annual general meeting online Astrid Stange, Erich Clementi, Dr. Thomas Enders and Harald Krüger elected to the Supervisory Board, Stephan Sturm re-elected Broad majority on all agenda items COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Some 10,000 shareholders followed today’s (05-MAY-2020) Annual General Meeting of Deutsche Lufthansa… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group to reduce flight capacity on offer by up to 50 per cent

Temporary decommissioning of all A380s under consideration Extensive savings programme launched COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Mar-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Due to the exceptional circumstances caused by the spread of Covid-19 and the resulting drastic decline in bookings as well as numerous flight cancellations Lufthansa Group decided to reduce the flight capacity on offer even more… Read the full press release

YYC welcomes Eurowings’ new service between Calgary and Frankfurt

Eurowings will fly from Calgary to Frankfurt four times per week in Summer 2020 New service offers Calgary-based travellers hundreds of connections from Frankfurt Airport to Europe, Middle East, Africa and beyond Lufthansa Group carriers will serve a total of five Canadian gateways in the Summer of 2020  Calgary, Canada, 2020-Feb-28 — /Travel PR News/… Read the full press release

Lufthansa adds four new holiday destinations from Munich in winter 2020/2021

COLOGNE, Germany, 2020-Feb-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Off to the south: Lufthansa is expanding its holiday offer even further starting at the end of October 2020 by offering four additional holiday destinations from Munich. The Greek city of Thessaloniki is new, and Lufthansa guests can once again reach three Canary Islands non-stop. The sunny… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group awards Swissport 5-year cargo handling contract at Brussels and Liège airports

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Jan-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport and Lufthansa signed a 5-year contract for cargo handling at Brussels and Liège airports. The agreement covers Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines. At the end of December 2019, Swissport and Lufthansa Cargo renewed their agreement regarding cargo handling at Brussels and Liège airports. The agreement… Read the full press release

Lufthansa adds services to Zakynthos from Munich and to Rhodes from Frankfurt for summer 2020 schedule

Zakynthos new from Munich Rhodes now from Frankfurt COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Nov-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Sun, beach and sea: Greece remains a popular trend destination for many holidaymakers. And from summer 2020, Lufthansa will be offering two further ways for spending the holidays in the eastern Mediterranean: With Zakynthos from Munich and Rhodes from… Read the full press release

Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center earns title “Best Business Hotel” at Business Traveller China awards

Beijing, China, 2019-Nov-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Kempinski Hotel Beijing Lufthansa Center receives the title “Best Business Hotel” at Business Traveller China awards ceremony in Beijing. In May 2019, the hotel completed a full renovation of its 480 rooms and its executive lounge. The award was voted by readers of Business Traveller magazine, who are frequent… Read the full press release

Oman Air announces codeshare agreement with Lufthansa

MUSCAT, Oman, 2019-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, continues its expansion across Europe by adding 5 popular cities to its collection of codeshare destinations with Lufthansa, Europe’s largest airline. Under the expanded agreement, with the first flights set to depart on 27 October, guests can travel… Read the full press release

Lufthansa campaign #LifeChangingPlaces enters third round

Brand campaign #LifeChangingPlaces enters third round Campaign tells the moving story of a Lufthansa flight attendant whose social commitment in Ethiopia is changing her life Supplementary installations at the Lufthansa Hubs in Frankfurt and Munich collect donations for help alliance COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Oct-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelling can change a life: The inspiring power… Read the full press release

Lufthansa names its first Airbus A321neo “Aachen”

An Airbus named Aachen: First Lufthansa Airbus A321neo christened by Minister-President Armin Laschet New flying ambassador for the European city The Lufthansa Group is investing continuously in the modernization of its fleet  Spohr: Innovation requires investment – policy makers are called on to create framework COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Oct-09 — /Travel PR News/ — The name of… Read the full press release

Lufthansa launches new direct service to Ottawa from May 2020

Lufthansa expands long-haul services to Canada in summer 2020 Ottawa is the fourth Lufthansa destination in Canada Flights bookable starting 11 September 2019 COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Sep-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Pay attention, Canada fans: Starting from 16 May 2020, Lufthansa for the first time will be including the Canadian capital Ottawa in its flight schedule… Read the full press release

Lufthansa’s first Changemaker Challenge seeks ideas for sustainable innovation in Travel and Mobility

Lufthansa Innovation Hub, Lufthansa Group, Expedia Group, Google, and Uber seek digital and tech solutions to make travel and mobility more sustainable  Ideas can be submitted online until October 30, 2019. Early-stage startups, students, and young professionals worldwide are welcome to participate Finalists will pitch their ideas on stage at the “Lufthansa Group Innovation Forum”… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Innovation Hub launches the “Compensaid” sustainability platform and focuses on CO2 neutral aviation fuels

Travelers can use the new platform to replace the fossil fuel of their flights with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Airline passengers can reduce up to 80 percent of their CO2 emissions “Compensaid” provides a transparent overview of a person’s travel history and associated CO2 emissions across all airlines COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — CO2neutral, synthetic… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group Airlines win Gold and bronze at Business Traveller Awards

Gold and bronze for the Lufthansa Group Airlines at this year’s Business Traveller Awards COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — At this year’s Business Traveller Awards, which were presented yesterday in Frankfurt, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group took first and third place in the category “Best Airline for Business Travelers in German and… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group airlines May 2019 passenger number rises by 2.8 percent year-on-year

Number of passengers rises by 2.8 percent year-on-year  Capacity utilization increases by 1.7 percentage points to 81.1 percent  Strongest passenger growth and offer increase in Munich  COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Jun-14 — /Travel PR News/ — In May 2019, the Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed around 13.2 million passengers. This shows an increase of 2.8 percent compared to the… Read the full press release

Lufthansa equips all long–haul aircraft with the mobile ECG (Electrocardiogram) system CardioSecur

Mobile ECG system will improve medical care for emergencies on all long-haul Lufthansa flights Assists cockpit crews when making decisions regarding medical emergencies Also new: Lufthansa passengers can now book medical travel assistance COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Jun-06 — /Travel PR News/ — As the first airline in the world to do so, Lufthansa has equipped all long–haul… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo’s joint business agreement brings Europe closer to Hong Kong

Eastbound expansion of Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo’s joint business agreement brings Europe closer to Hong Kong Hong Kong, China, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Customers of Cathay Pacific’s cargo division and Lufthansa Cargo are now enjoying the advantages of the recent expansion of the carriers’ joint business agreement (JBA), which has seen the start… Read the full press release

Lufthansa receives “Airline of the Year” prize from Air Transport World

Lufthansa is the first European airline in 14 years to receive the prestigious award CEO Carsten Spohr accepts award in New York Carsten Spohr: “Lufthansa is a strong brand with an incredible heritage, a large customer base with exceptionally loyal frequent fliers, a great capacity for innovation we are in particular using for digitalization. And,… Read the full press release

Lufthansa honoured with Statesmanship Award 2019 for its social commitments

US Congressional Organization FMC presented the “Statesmanship Award 2019” to Lufthansa for its social commitments  COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — The Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC) paid tribute to the Lufthansa Group for its sustainable corporate actions. At its annual Statesmanship Award Dinner in Washington DC, Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the… Read the full press release