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Lufthansa to Take Over Air Canada’s Seasonal Service from Ottawa to Frankfurt

Lufthansa to Take Over Air Canada’s Seasonal Service from Ottawa to Frankfurt

Star Alliance partners Lufthansa and Air Canada announced that the German flag carrier would begin to operate summer seasonal service linking Ottawa and Frankfurt and that Air Canada would discontinue its own service after this year.
The last Air Canada flight on the route will be operated on October 24, 2019. Lufthansa will take over the route on May 16, 2020 and operate it through October 24, 2020.
The Ottawa-Frankfurt service will …

Lufthansa to Offer Non-Stop Service to Munich from Detroit and Seattle

Lufthansa to Offer Non-Stop Service to Munich from Detroit and Seattle

Lufthansa announced plans to introduce two non-stop, seasonal routes to Munich next summer.
The German flag carrier will add service from Seattle and Detroit to Munich starting in 2020. The Seattle flights will operate six times per week and the Detroit, five.  Lufthansa will operate both flights with Airbus A350-900 aircraft.
The Airbus A350 can seat 293 passengers, with 48 fully lie-flat seats in business class, 21 recliner seats in premium economy, and …

British Airways, Lufthansa Suspend Cairo Flights, Citing Security Risks

British Airways, Lufthansa Suspend Cairo Flights, Citing Security Risks

British Airways and Lufthansa separately on Saturday the cancellation of all flights to Cairo, a day after the British government warned of a “heightened risk of terrorism against aviation.”
BA said it was suspending flights for seven days, while Lufthansa said it would resume flights on Sunday.
“We constantly review our security arrangements at all our airports around the world,” British Airways said in a statement, “and have suspended flights to Cairo …

Lufthansa Debuts Global Traveller Credit Cards in the U.K.

Lufthansa Debuts Global Traveller Credit Cards in the U.K.

Lufthansa’s Miles & More frequent flyer program said it is introducing the Global Traveller Cards, which includes a Diners Club card and a Mastercard that are tied to one account.
The cards are being introduced in partnership with Affiniture Cards and Cornercard UK.
New members receive 5,000 award miles as welcome gift, access to over 800 airport lounges via the Diners Club lounge network, and a Lufthansa Business Lounge voucher. Cardholders earn …

Lufthansa Orders 40 Boeing 787s, Airbus A350s, While Downsizing A380 Fleet

Lufthansa Orders 40 Boeing 787s, Airbus A350s, While Downsizing A380 Fleet

Lufthansa said Wednesday it has ordered 20 Boeing 787-9 and 20 Airbus A350-900 wide-body aircraft with an eye towards replacing the older four-engine aircraft in its current fleet.
As part of the deal with Airbus, Lufthansa will sell six of its 14 A380 super jumbos back to Airbus in the period 2022-23.
The German flag carrier said the new aircraft would be delivered between late 2022 and 2027. It did not disclose …

Lufthansa Regains Crown as Europe’s Largest Airline

Lufthansa Regains Crown as Europe’s Largest Airline

Deutsche Lufthansa overtook Ryanair and Air France to become Europe’s largest airline by passenger numbers and revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, respectively.
The Lufthansa Group said it carried 130 million passengers last year on a consolidated basis. The news makes Ryanair the number two carrier by passenger figures. Ryanair reported 129 million for the year.
Meanwhile, Lufthansa reported a 9% year-over-year increase in revenue passenger miles, edging past Air France-KLM with 0.2% …

United Airlines, Hilton, American Airlines, Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic, Hertz, Kempinski, and Four Seasons Named Winners of the 2018 GlobeRunner Awards

United Airlines, Hilton, American Airlines, Air Canada Virgin Atlantic Airways, Hertz, Kempinski, Four Seasons, oneworld, Lufthansa, and Volvo have been named best in class by the editors of Frequent Business Traveler.
The results of this year’s awards, recognizing the world’s top airlines, hotel groups, car rental agencies, and automobiles, were announced on Wednesday by Jonathan Spira, Frequent Business Traveler’s editorial director, at the magazine’s offices in New York City.
In lieu of holding …