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

Lufthansa launches seven new destinations in Germany and Europe this summer

Several times a week to Strasbourg and Rostock Mediterranean focus: from Alicante to Tivat COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — During this year´s summer timetable Lufthansa launches seven new destinations in Germany and Europe. There are several weekly flights to Strasbourg and Rostock for the first time, and the offer is being extended to… Read the full press release

Lufthansa Innovation Hub starts RYDES mobility app

Europe’s first reward program for all urban mobility services as well as air, rail and bus travel between different cities Eurowings and the carsharing provider MILES support the launch with their own mobility challenges and rewards The RYDES app is now available for iOS and Android COLOGNE, Germany, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — In cities… Read the full press release

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