Lufthansa Group makes travel easier during the pandemic by integrating Covid-19 test results into digital travel chain

Offer initially on Lufthansa flights from Frankfurt to Istanbul and from Newark to Frankfurt and Munich In the course of March extension to SWISS flights from Newark to Zurich Test certificates can be sent via a contact form starting 72 hours before departure Customers receive confirmation by e-mail in advance that certificates meet entry requirements… Read the full press release

Swissport wins cargo handling contract from the Lufthansa Group for London Heathrow Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2021-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport in the UK has won a major cargo handling contract from the Lufthansa Group for London Heathrow Airport. With this win, the global leader in ground services and cargo handling now handles the German airline group’s cargo at all of its UK destinations. The Lufthansa Group… Read the full press release

Lufthansa to fly nonstop from Hamburg to Mount Pleasant in the Falkland Islands On February 1, 2021

On behalf of the Alfred-Wegener-Institute, the flight will operate with an Airbus A350-900 from Hamburg to the Falkland Islands Cologne, Germany, 2021-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — On February 1, 2021, Lufthansa will be departing on the longest passenger flight in the history of its company, marking one of the most unique flights the airline… Read the full press release

Swissport awarded a major long-term contract by the Lufthansa Group for Switzerland

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport has been awarded a major long-term contract by the Lufthansa Group for Switzerland. The new contract secures significant business volumes. It covers passenger services and airport ramp handling for Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines, Austrian Airlines and Edelweiss Air at the airports in Zurich, Geneva and… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group announces a new, mutually flexible distribution agreement with Sabre Corporation

Mutually flexible, technology-oriented agreement fostering innovative New Distribution Capability (NDC) solutions Diversified NDC program supporting different commercial models Cologne, Germany, 2020-Dec-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group airlines, one of the worlds’ leading airline groups, and Sabre Corporation, the software and technology company that powers the global travel industry, today (16.12.2020) announced a… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group appoints Dr. Stefan Kreuzpaintner as new Head of Sales

Cologne, Germany, 2020-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Dr. Stefan Kreuzpaintner will assume responsibility for the worldwide sales activities of Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines on January 1, 2021. In addition, Dr. Stefan Kreuzpaintner will join the Executive Board of Lufthansa Airlines as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at the beginning of 2021, assuming… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group Airlines extends rebooking fee suspension until the end of February

Rebooking fee for Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings still suspended Cologne, Germany, 2020-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Since the end of August, all fares of Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings can be rebooked as often as desired free of charge. Originally, this fare offer was valid for (re-)bookings until… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group will be the first to use Star Alliance Biometrics starting in November

Frankfurt and Munich Airport Collaborate to Enhance the Travel Experience Lufthansa and SWISS Miles & More Members First to Receive Enrollment Capability Cologne, Germany, 2020-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance, has completed development of an interoperable biometric identity and identification platform that will significantly improve the travel experience… Read the full press release

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines to launch high-quality foods and beverages in Economy Class

Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines will be offering a selection of food and beverages in Economy Class on short- and medium-haul flights starting in spring 2021   Cologne, Germany, 2020-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — In the near future, Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines will be offering g their customers a new range of services in… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group’s “mindfulflyer” app makes CO2 compensation easier

Miles & More app has integrated Compensaid, the digital CO2 compensation platform of the Lufthansa Group With the new “mindfulflyer” application, CO2 compensation is thus much easier and can be done directly using miles Cologne, Germany, 2020-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — CO2-neutral flying is now even easier for Miles & More customers thanks to a new… Read the full press release

Deutsche Lufthansa AG appoints Remco Steenbergen as Chief Financial Officer and a new Executive Board member

Current CFO of Swiss Barry Callebaut Group assumes new position on 1 January 2021 Cologne, Germany, 2020-Nov-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG appointed Remco Steenbergen as a new member of the company’s Executive Board. Remco Steenbergen will assume the position of Chief Financial Officer effective 1 January 2021…. Read the full press release

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