Lufthansa celebrates the 50th birthday of Boeing 747-100 Jumbo Jet

On February 9th, 1969, the first Boeing 747-100 took off on its first official flight over Seattle On April 26th, 1970, Lufthansa’s first Boeing 747-130 took off from Frankfurt on its first scheduled flight to New York COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s been 50 years since the first Boeing 747-100 took off… Read the full press release

Lufthansa opens the Panorama Lounge at Frankfurt Airport

New Panorama Lounge operated by Lufthansa now open Terminal 1 lounge capacity increases by 40 percent COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Passengers with lounge access can now look forward to having an even more relaxed lounge stay before their departure in the Terminal 1A Schengen area at Frankfurt Airport. Today, Lufthansa is opening… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Supervisory Board creates new Airline Resources & Operations Standards division to improve operational stability and quality of the Lufthansa Group airlines

New Airline Executive Board function Resources & Operations Standards created in order to improve operational stability and quality of the Lufthansa Group airlines COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has laid the foundations for improving the operational stability and quality of the Lufthansa Group airlines. With the… Read the full press release

Worldwide Flight Services awarded new cargo handling contract for Lufthansa Cargo at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

PARIS, FRANCE, 2018-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) will commence cargo handling for Lufthansa Cargo at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport on 1 February 2019. The new contract will see WFS handle around 30,000 tonnes per annum, serving the airline’s combined trucked and flown products. WFS already handles over 220,000 tonnes per annum for… Read the full press release

Lufthansa adds flights to new holiday destinations in Croatia, Montenegro and the French Atlantic coast next summer

With a focus on the Mediterranean: from Alicante to Tivat  First flights: from Biarritz to Rijeka COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Holidaymakers listen up: starting next summer, sun-seekers can reach seven new destinations non-stop from the Lufthansa hubs in Munich and Frankfurt. They not only include popular holiday destinations in Spain, Italy,… Read the full press release

Lufthansa announces first traditional Bavarian costume flight to celebrate Oktoberfest

Fresh draft beer available on board again after 50 years to celebrate Oktoberfest  Lufthansa traditional costume flights taking off from Munich to New York, Singapore and Shanghai  “Leberkäse”, pretzels, white sausage available in Lufthansa Lounges during Oktoberfest COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Sep-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa crews are soon taking off in traditional Bavarian costume… Read the full press release

Lufthansa introduces new quick catering option “Delights to Go”

High-quality gourmet boxes for Lufthansa guests with lounge access  Six-month test  starting today at Munich Airport COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Most frequent flyers are quite familiar with this situation: you are on your way to the airport and simply looking forward to having a cup of coffee and a small snack in the… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Express Rail departure stations throughout Germany to increase from eight to 20 in cooperation with Deutsche Bahn

In cooperation with Deutsche Bahn, 20 destinations will be available throughout Germany Customers travel seamlessly by train to flight Offer includes seat reservation, Miles&More miles and guaranteed connection COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa customers in even more German cities will soon be able to book a seamless journey to their flight… Read the full press release

AirlineCheckins expands with new offerings and services

AirlineCheckins is expanding to include new offerings and is increasingly positioning itself as a comprehensive travel service. The new premium membership AirlineCheckins PLUS now offers WiFi on board of 36 airlines and at 42 million hotspots worldwide. In addition, users receive discounted access to over 370 airport lounges.  2,222 can test the new premium bundle… Read the full press release

Lufthansa loosens uniform dress code for one day; announces the Lufthansa Sneaker Day, Friday, August 24

On 24 August 2018, Lufthansa Group employees worldwide may wear sneakers to work. This one-off event symbolizes the extra mile that the Lufthansa Group employees are walking together in this exceptional summer. Crew members and ground staff in uniform may also wear sneakers on this special day. COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Aug-24 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

BASF and Lufthansa start In-Service-Evaluation of new water scavenger additive for jet fuel – Kerojet® Aquarius

Lufthansa and BASF start the In-Service-Evaluation of Kerojet® Aquarius – an innovative water scavenger for jet fuels COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Aug-15 — /Travel PR News/ — BASF and Lufthansa have successfully started the In-Service-Evaluation (ISE) for BASF’s new water scavenger additive for jet fuel – Kerojet® Aquarius. The ISE marks an important step in the commercialization for… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group airlines report 14.2 million passengers in July 2018; 8.2% increase YoY

Number of passengers up 8,2 percent year-on-year  Capacity utilization decreases slightly by 0.1 percentage points to 86.3 percent Number of passengers of the Network Airlines increased by 9.0% in Munich, 4.5% in Zurich, 4.0% in Vienna and 3.8% in Frankfurt  COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Aug-14 — /Travel PR News/ — In July 2018, the Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed… Read the full press release

Oman Air extends codeshare agreement with Lufthansa

MUSCAT, Oman, 2018-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air, the National carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is continuing its expansion across Europe by extending its codeshare agreement with Lufthansa. Under the expanded code share agreement, passengers can now travel on Oman Air flights from Muscat International Airport and connect to Madrid, Brussels, Vienna and… Read the full press release

Lufthansa receives its 11th Airbus A320neo

11th Airbus A320neo is named ‘Heidenheim an der Brenz’ COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Aug-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa is receiving another brand new A320neo. The aircraft left the Airbus assembly plant in Hamburg-Finkenwerder on Monday evening. Once the final configuration is completed in Berlin-Schönefeld, this Airbus with the registration D-AINK will operate from Frankfurt. It… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Innovation Hub and SAP launch startup innovation challenge to explore the potential of blockchain technology in the aviation industry

The idea contest from the Lufthansa Innovation Hub and SAP.iO Berlin Foundry seeks blockchain-based solutions that make the traveler’s customer experience, processes, supply chains, and maintenance procedures at airlines smoother, safer and more interconnected Ideas can be submitted in three categories until August 31, 2018 Participants can further develop their ideas in exchange with experts… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group opens Lufthansa Innovation Hub branches in Singapore and Shenzhen (China)

Lufthansa Group opens offshoots of its Lufthansa Innovation Hub in Singapore and Shenzhen (China) on July 1, 2018 First non-Asian airline group with a digitization backbone in Asia’s leading innovation centers for travel and mobility  The aim is to build a sustainable bridge to the Asian market with its massive, dynamic culture of innovation COLOGNE,… Read the full press release

Lufthansa treats space enthusiasts with Alexander Gerst’s LSG Group-developed meal

COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jul-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Space enthusiasts have something to look forward to! In July and August Lufthansa will be offering its Business Class passengers on long-haul flights departing from Germany the opportunity to experience what life is like in outer space – at least in culinary terms. Passengers will have the… Read the full press release

Lufthansa: AirlineCheckins check-in service now available as an iOS and Android app

AirlineCheckins is available as an iOS and Android app as of now The automatic check-in service for more than 200 airlines around the world is being complemented by new features and services The service is now also available as a B2B solution and can easily be integrated into corporate travel management systems Cologne, Germany, 2018-Jun-08… Read the full press release

Lufthansa’s new First Class Amenity Kit won first place at the Onboard Hospitality Award 2018

COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Not only frequent flyers appreciate it: Lufthansa treats its guests in the premium classes to new, creative cosmetic bags. The new First Class Amenity Kit, which will be on board from the end of May, recently won first place at the Onboard Hospitality Award 2018. 1,000 readers of… 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

Lufthansa enhances sleeping comfort in Business Class with new Dream Collection

Passengers on selected long-haul flights lasting ten and a half or more hours can now relax even more with the new “Dream Collection„  Cologne, Germany, 2018-May-16 — /Travel PR News/ — From now on, Lufthansa Business Class passengers on long-haul flights to and from South Africa, Latin and South America and the West Coast of the… 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 to offer “A la carte dining” meals to Economy and Premium Economy Class passengers on its intercontinental flights

Lufthansa to offer “A la carte dining” meals to Economy and Premium Economy Class passengers on its intercontinental flights In the future, seven selected menus can be ordered on long-haul flights for an extra charge COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — From summer 2018 Lufthansa Economy and Premium Economy Class passengers will be… Read the full press release

Lufthansa names Dr. Kay Lindemann as new Head of Corporate International Relations and Government Affairs

Lufthansa names Dr. Kay Lindemann as new Head of Corporate International Relations and Government Affairs   Dr. Kay Lindemann new Head of Corporate International Relations and Government Affairs of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Thomas Kropp, a committed advocate in the interests of the Lufthansa Group is retiring. Carsten Spohr: “Kropp made a… Read the full press release

Munich Airport and Lufthansa rollout humanoid robot Josie Pepper to welcome travelers in Terminal 2

Munich Airport and Lufthansa rollout humanoid robot Josie Pepper to welcome travelers in Terminal 2   COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — She is 120 centimeters tall, with sparkling, round eyes and a pleasant voice: Starting today, “Josie Pepper” the robot will be answering questions for passengers in Terminal 2. Whether they need directions… Read the full press release

Star Alliance enhances its digital and mobile services with the launch of Digital Services Platform

Lufthansa and United first two carriers using platform to enhance customer experience STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 2018-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance has launched a Digital Services Platform (DSP) as a first step to an overall enhancement of digital and mobile services offered to customers travelling across the 28 airline member Star Alliance network. The platform… Read the full press release

Lufthansa welcomes its seventh A350-900 to Munich

Lufthansa welcomes its seventh A350-900 to Munich   A350 maiden flights from Munich to Seoul, New York, Chicago, Denver, Singapore and Vancouver German Design Award for the Economy Class COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa has welcomed its seventh A350-900, a plane with the registration D-AIXG, to Munich. On February 1, after… Read the full press release

Lufthansa customers to benefit from new automatic check-in procedure

Lufthansa customers to benefit from new automatic check-in procedure   COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jan-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa customers will now automatically receive their boarding pass directly to their smartphone 23 hours before departure – without having to check-in themselves. Lufthansa passengers will now be able to start their journey feeling more relaxed: From now… Read the full press release

Lufthansa to make long waits before take-off a thing of the past

Significant time savings before flights to Düsseldorf, Berlin/Tegel, Frankfurt and Hamburg  COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa will be offering a special long-term service on flights from Munich to Düsseldorf, Berlin/Tegel, Frankfurt and Hamburg, which will make long waits before take-off a thing of the past. On weekdays between 6 and 8:30 a.m…. Read the full press release

Lufthansa and Munich Airport welcomed 30.6 million passengers to Terminal 2 in 2017

For the first time: 30 million passengers in Terminal 2 COLOGNE, Germany, 2018-Jan-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Last year, Lufthansa and Munich Airport welcomed over 30 million passengers to Terminal 2. To be more precise, 30.6 million passengers used the terminal for their travel needs in 2017, an increase of 10.6 percent compared to… Read the full press release