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

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