Lufthansa

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 …

Lufthansa to Add Non-Stop Service Between Frankfurt and Austin

Lufthansa to Add Non-Stop Service Between Frankfurt and Austin

Lufthansa said it will launch service linking Frankfurt with Austin next year.
Austin will be the carrier’s third destination in Texas when it launches on May 3, 2019. Lufthansa will operate the flight five days a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
The flights will depart Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 4 p.m. and arrive at Frankfurt Airport the following day at 9:05 a.m. Flights from Frankfurt to Austin will leave …

Great Moments in Travel History – October 2018

October, the tenth month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendar, was the eighth month in the old Roman calendar and its name comes from the Latin word for eight, “octo.” October will forever be associated with Oktoberfest, a celebration of Bavarian culture and Bavarian beer that now begins at the end of September in Munich.
The month of October is also associated with the beginning of fall …

Swiss to Offer Free Stopover for Connecting Passengers

Swiss to Offer Free Stopover for Connecting Passengers

Swiss International Air Lines introduced a new option allowing travelers who are making a connection in Switzerland the option of a free visit to parts of the country before continuing to their final destination.
The new Stopover Switzerland program allows travelers to visit Switzerland for one to five days. The airline is offering packages that focus on one city and also those that allow visits to several cities. All packages include …

Eurowings to Launch Düsseldorf-Las Vegas Service Next July

Eurowings to Launch Düsseldorf-Las Vegas Service Next July

Eurowings announced plans to offer thrice-weekly service between Düsseldorf and Las Vegas starting next summer.
The Lufthansa low-cost subsidiary will operate the flights using a combination of Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft. Both aircraft feature fully lie-flat seats in the carrier’s business-class cabin.
Flights from Düsseldorf Airport to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Return flights will operate on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Eurowings will launch …