Lufthansa and Munich Airport Sign Letter of Intent to Strengthen Sustainable Partnership and Expand Intermodal Transport Hub

MUNICH, Germany, 2023-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Flughafen München GmbH (FMG) and Lufthansa are reaffirming and strengthening their successful strategic partnership. The two companies are now signing a letter of intent (LOI) to intensify and continue the sustainable development of Munich Airport. In the LOI, both parties commit to a shared sustainability strategy, to… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Looks to Expand with Minority Stake in Italian Carrier ITA Airways

Cologne, Germany, 2023-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Deutsche Lufthansa AG is aiming to acquire a stake in the Italian national carrier ITA Airways (Italia Trasporto Aereo S.p.A.). The plan is to agree on the initial acquisition of a minority stake as well as on options to purchase the remaining shares at a later date…. Read the full press release

Lufthansa Technik and BASF Develop Revolutionary AeroSHARK Film for Reduced Drag and CO2 Emissions on Commercial Aircraft

Innovative AeroSHARK surface technology from Lufthansa Technik and BASF improves fuel efficiency and reduces CO₂ emissions First Boeing 777 with sustainability technology already in scheduled service, 22 more to receive sharkskin foil Lufthansa Group drives innovation for more sustainable aviation Cologne, Germany, 2023-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Following nature’s example, Lufthansa Technik and BASF… Read the full press release

Belfast City Airport welcomes Lufthansa’s new service to Frankfurt, Germany from April 2023

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2022-Dec-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Germany’s flag carrier airline, Lufthansa, has announced it will commence operations at Belfast City Airport. The airline, which is one of Europe’s largest, is entering the Northern Irish market for the first time and will operate flights from Belfast City Airport to Frankfurt, Germany, from 23rd April… Read the full press release

London City Airport launches ski and Christmas routes to Chambéry and Salzburg

London City Airport (LCY) launches ski and Christmas routes to Chambéry and Salzburg this December, providing even more choice for passengers this winter Complements existing British Airways (BA) CityFlyer/ SWISS services to Zurich and Geneva, plus BA CityFlyer/ Lufthansa services to Frankfurt and BA CityFlyer services to Prague, Berlin, Dusseldorf LCY’s November passenger numbers up… Read the full press release

Emirates and IATA jointly held workshop on pilot training and flight safety

DUBAI, UAE, 2022-Nov-02 — /Travel PR News/ — An aircraft flight deck can be a complex, challenging and high-threat environment that requires pilots to have intense focus and the ability to react and take informed decisions with agility, aided by technology. As demand for air travel increases phenomenally and airlines expand their operations, pilot training is… Read the full press release

Swissport extends air cargo handling services for Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines at five Spanish airports

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Oct-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport in Spain has extended its long-standing partnership with Lufthansa Cargo for another five years. The cooperation includes air cargo handling services for Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines at five Spanish airports. Lufthansa Cargo will continue to rely on Swissport’s air cargo services in Spain. Under… Read the full press release

Munich Airport welcomes Lufthansa’s non-stop services to Rio de Janeiro and San Diego; and relaunch of flights to Bangkok

MUNICH, Germany, 2022-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — For the first time non-stop from Munich to Rio de Janeiro and San Diego, and also again to Bangkok: Lufthansa is offering a highly attractive long-haul program from Munich this summer. Mumbai, Toronto and Washington are also back on the flight schedule after an extended break. Now,… Read the full press release

Munich Airport welcomes Eurowings Discover’s new service to Nevada

MUNICH, Germany, 2022-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — A new gateway to the U.S. casino metropolis of Las Vegas has opened up with the change to the summer flight schedule. Sunday, March 27, 2022, marked the first time a long-haul aircraft of the airline, which was founded last year, took off from Munich to the… Read the full press release

Lufthansa LEOS adds Goldhofer’s all-electric towbarless aircraft tractor Phoenix E to its fleet

The Goldhofer Phoenix E moves aircraft with a take-off weight of up to 352 tons New e-vehicle powered by green electricity in operation at Frankfurt Airport for up to ten hours a day Lufthansa Group to be CO2-neutral on the ground in its home market by 2030 Cologne, Germany, 2022-Mar-16 — /Travel PR News/ —… Read the full press release

London City Airport expects strong passenger demand to fuel recovery in 2022

Central London airport expects meaningful growth in 2022 as British Airways announces significant summer schedule More than three quarters of 2019 routes to be on the London City departure board in 2022 New routes include Thessaloniki, Barcelona and the return of 2019 top performer Milan 714,000 passengers used London City in 2021, down 21% on… Read the full press release

Munich Airport welcomes Lufthansa’s fleet expansion

Expansion of fleet enables extra long-haul routes Supervisory Board Chairman Füracker highlights benefit for Bavaria Jost Lammers: Boost for Munich as a premium hub COLOGNE, Germany, 2021-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The decision announced by Lufthansa today (December 14, 2021) to station four additional, state-of-the-art long-haul Airbus A350s at its Bavarian hub has been… Read the full press release

Lufthansa offers wider selection of snacks and spirits on long-haul flights in Economy and Premium Economy Class

New snacks and spirits available on many long-haul flights from December 1  Offerings with a charge include international and regional products for every taste Cologne, Germany, 2021-Nov-26 — /Travel PR News/ — In the future, Lufthansa passengers on long-haul flights in Economy and Premium Economy Class will have the option of purchasing high-quality snacks and… Read the full press release

StatusMatch.com lancia ufficialmente il suo nuovo programma di fedeltà che conferirà ai viaggiatori italiani premium i vantaggi dello status Gold con Emirates

ROMA, 2021-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — StatusMatch.com ha iniziato una collaborazione con Emirates per lanciare una nuova iniziativa che offre ai viaggiatori italiani tutti i vantaggi dello status Gold durante il loro volo. Da oggi, i viaggiatori abituali in possesso di uno status premium idoneo con alcune delle principali compagnie aeree operanti in Italia possono richiedere… Read the full press release

StatusMatch.com launches new loyalty status matching program to give premium Italian travellers Gold status benefits with Emirates

ROME, 2021-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — StatusMatch.com has partnered with Emirates to launch a new initiative that offers Italian travellers the benefits of Gold status when flying. From today, frequent travellers who hold an eligible premium status with select major airlines operating in Italy can apply to get their status matched with Emirates Skywards, the… Read the full press release

Lufthansa to name its first Boeing 787-9 “Berlin”

Official naming ceremony and first flight next year Lufthansa to receive a total of five “Dreamliners” in 2022 Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of the long-haul aircraft are around 30 percent lower than predecessors Cologne, Germany, 2021-Oct-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The German capital will receive a new “flying” ambassador: Lufthansa is naming its first… Read the full press release

Lufthansa expands flight program to popular sunny destinations even further

130 additional flights from Frankfurt and Munich Further expansion of domestic flights Cologne, Germany, 2021-Oct-07 — /Travel PR News/ — A high demand for flights to leisure destinations continues into the upcoming autumn holidays. After August, October shows the highest increase in bookings to sunny, European destinations. As a result, Lufthansa is expanding its flight… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group is partner and pilot customer of the world’s first industrial production plant for CO2-neutral electricity-based kerosene

Lufthansa Group is partner and pilot customer of the world’s first production plant for power-to-liquid aviation fuels in Emsland, Germany Annual purchase of at least 25,000 litres agreed for at least five years Logistics companies Lufthansa Cargo and Kuehne+Nagel are among the first customers Power-to-liquid is considered as key technology for CO2-neutral flying Cologne, Germany,… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group to expand A350 fleet to 21 aircraft

Leasing contracts signed for four Airbus A350-900 Aircraft make major contribution to even greater sustainability through 30 percent fuel and CO2 savings Deployment planned from first half of 2022 Cologne, Germany, 2021-Oct-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group is accelerating the modernization of its long-haul fleet. The Group signed leases for four state-of-the-art… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group Airlines welcomes end of U.S. 20-month travel ban for EU travelers

Smooth entry to the U.S. possible for fully vaccinated EU travelers Lufthansa Group already offers 17 destinations with around 200 weekly connections Jump in bookings by 40 percent Cologne, Germany, 2021-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Good news for customers of Lufthansa Group Airlines: U.S. authorities have ended the 20-month travel ban for passengers from… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Trachtencrew flights across USA and Europe to pay tribute to the world-famous folk festival Oktoberfest

Tribute to the Munich Oktoberfest To the USA and on 40 flights in Germany and Europe Cologne, Germany, 2021-Sep-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa is keeping up the tradition of flying in traditional costumes – even if the actual Munich Oktoberfest cannot take place this year. As a tribute to the world-famous folk festival,… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Group airlines and Travelport announce new distribution agreement

New agreement lays the foundation for innovative New Distribution Capability (NDC) solutions  Diversified NDC program allowing new commercial models Cologne, Germany, 2021-Sep-15 — /Travel PR News/ — The Lufthansa Group airlines, one of the worlds’ leading airline groups and industry pioneer in the area of New Distribution Capability (NDC), and Travelport, worldwide leader in travel… Read the full press release

Lufthansa deploys its first Airbus 321neo with modern Airspace Cabin

Modern cabin design now on short and medium-haul routes First flight with new cabin tomorrow from Frankfurt to Fuerteventura More seating comfort, 40 percent larger luggage compartments and modern lighting concept on board Cologne, Germany, 2021-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa passengers can now enjoy a whole new flying experience on short and medium-haul… Read the full press release

Bristol Airport welcomes the start of Lufthansa’s service between Bristol and Frankfurt

London, UK, 2021-Aug-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa strengthens its commitment to Bristol Airport today (2nd Aug 2021) commencing a regular service from Bristol to Frankfurt. The route provides business travellers with increased opportunity to trade in one of the world’s leading financial centres and opens the door for multiple onward connections for leisure travellers…. Read the full press release

Viking announces partnership with Lufthansa for Exclusive Non-Stop Flights from Newark to Malta

Los Angeles, CA, 2021-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Viking® (www.viking.com) announced today (June 17, 2021) new details about its upcoming Welcome Back voyages in the Mediterranean that launch in July 2021. Over the course of summer and early fall, Viking will homeport three sister ships—the Viking Star®, the Viking Sea® and the company’s newest ship, the Viking Venus®—for… Read the full press release

Lufthansa began vaccinating employees in Germany

Initially up to 2,000 weekly vaccinations Michael Niggemann: “Lufthansa employees make important contribution to society.” Crews and employees with personal customer contact receive vaccination offer first Cologne, Germany, 2021-Jun-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa today (07.06.2021) began vaccinating the first employees in Germany. In the first week, 2,000 vaccine doses will be available and… Read the full press release

Compensaid Corporate Program: Lufthansa introduces digital CO2 compensation platform for corporate customers

Companies can offset their business air travel New for corporate customers: “Compensaid Corporate Program” With Sustainable Aviation Fuel passengers travel in a climate-friendly way First customer is insurance provider AXA Deutschland Cologne, Germany, 2021-Apr-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Thanks to Compensaid, the innovative digital CO2 compensation platform of the Lufthansa Group, flying carbon neutral is… Read the full press release

Lufthansa converts Airbus A350-900 named “Erfurt” into a climate research plane

Conversion of “D-AIXJ” at Lufthansa Technik has begun The Lufthansa Group’s most fuel-efficient long-haul aircraft becomes a data collector above the clouds Cooperation between aviation companies and research institutes closer than ever before Cologne, Germany, 2021-Apr-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Predicting the weather even more accurately, analyzing climate changes even more precisely, researching even… Read the full press release

Lufthansa facilitates travel in times of pandemic with CommonPass App

Integration now possible on all flights from Frankfurt to the USA Pre-check of digital test certificates now also available before all return flights from Palma de Mallorca to Germany up to 72 hours before departure Cologne, Germany, 2021-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Lufthansa introduces new offer for travel to the U.S.: Passengers who have… Read the full press release

Tirana Airport welcomes Lufthansa’s new route between Tirana and Munich

Tirana, Albania, 2021-Mar-18 — /Travel PR News/ — From 30 March 2021 Lufthansa, the first European 5-star airline will start a new route between Tirana – Munich. The new route will offer its passengers 2 weekly direct flights to Munich, Germany. The flights will be on Tuesdays and Fridays. Munich is one of Europe’s and… Read the full press release