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Lufthansa Debuts New Lounge in Boston

Lufthansa Debuts New Lounge in Boston

Lufthansa debuted its new premium lounge at Boston’s Logan International Airport on Wednesday. The 6,400-square-foot (594-square-meter) Lufthansa Lounge, which is nearly twice the size of the carrier’s previous lounge at the airport, is located on the top floor of Terminal E.
The space can seat up to 162 passengers, and features windows that offer views of Boston’s waterfront.
The space is divided into what the airline calls the “Living Room,” which offers …

Sixt Expands Partnership with Lufthansa

Sixt Expands Partnership with Lufthansa

Sixt rent a car and Lufthansa announced the addition of new customer benefits that are part of the two German companies’ partnership.
Passengers will now be able to simultaneously book a car rental from Sixt when making a flight reservation on the Lufthansa website. All passenger information including name and address and flight data will automatically be carried over to the Sixt system when reserving a car.
In addition, members of Lufthansa’s …

Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa Group Announce Partnership

Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa Group Announce Partnership

Cathy Pacific Airways announced a new partnership with the Lufthansa Group, building on the existing cooperation the two airlines have on freight flights.
Under the new agreement, Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines, and Austrian Airlines will be able to place their codes on Cathay Pacific flights from Hong Kong to Sydney, Melbourne, and Cairns, Australia as well as Auckland, New Zealand beginning April 26.
In addition, Cathay Pacific will be able to …

Lufthansa Reaches Pay Deal with Pilots, Ending Lengthy and Bitter Dispute

Lufthansa Reaches Pay Deal with Pilots, Ending Lengthy and Bitter Dispute

Lufthansa German Airlines said Wednesday it had accepted the recommendations of a mediator in a pay dispute with the union representing its pilots, ending several years of strikes by members of Vereinigung Cockpit that cost the airline dearly.
The deal calls for an 8.7% pay increase for some 5,400 pilots. The new agreement will be in place through the end of 2019.
The pay raise is subject to ratification by the union’s …

Lufthansa Introduces New Menu for Kids

Lufthansa Introduces New Menu for Kids

Lufthansa announced that it will begin to offer a children’s menu from Cornelia Poletto, a distinguished German chef, on all long-haul flights as well as on some of the airline’s longer European routes.
The dishes were created by Chef Poletto, and chosen by an international jury of ten children last September.
Various new menu items include turtle muffins, snow-covered pasta mountain, rabbit cake, and flying chicken.
The dishes can be ordered directly when …

Etihad, Lufthansa Deepen Relationship with Catering and Maintenance Deals

Etihad, Lufthansa Deepen Relationship with Catering and Maintenance Deals

Etihad Aviation Group and Deutsche Lufthansa announced deals covering catering and aircraft maintenance Wednesday, adding that the new agreements could lead to additional ties.
The catering and maintenance contracts are worth as much as €200 million ($216 million) to Lufthansa. The German flag carrier will provide catering services to Etihad in 16 cities across the globe as well as maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for Etihad Airways and its airline equity …

Lufthansa’s Title as Europe’s Largest Carrier Contested by Ryanair

Lufthansa’s Title as Europe’s Largest Carrier Contested by Ryanair

Ryanair, the rapidly expanding low-cost Irish carrier, earned the title of the European’s continent’s largest airline based on passengers served last year, based on figures released Tuesday.
In 2016, Ryanair flew some 117 million passengers, a 15% year over year increase from 2015.
Lufthansa Group, including its subsidiaries Austrian, Eurowings, and Swiss, served 109.7 million passengers, up 1.8% from the prior year. The German flag carrier remains Europe’s largest airline by revenue.
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