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Lufthansa regains place as Europe’s biggest airline from Ryanair

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The Lufthansa group as a whole carried 130 million passengers last year, it said on Wednesday. The equivalent figure from Ryanair was 129 million, meaning Ryanair slips behind Lufthansa after overtaking it in 2016. Lufthansa has grown rapidly, having taken over Brussels Airlines at the end of 2016 and aiming to grow its budget brand Eurowings to become Europe’s third largest point-to-point carrier. The group, which also includes Swiss and Austrian Airlines, has also benefited from the collapse of German rival Air Berlin in the latter part of 20... Read More »

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At the opening of the International Aerospace Exhibition (ILA) in Berlin on 31 May, Lufthansa was honoured with the innovation award from the German Aviation Industry in the category of emissions reduction. The innovation award is presented under the patronage of the German Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy (BMWi) and is aimed at companies, start-ups and individuals who have facilitated innovations in the field of civil aviation. The award recognises the newly developed analysis software OMEGA, which was developed together with the IT c... Read More »

“Sustainability and Technological Innovations”: Lufthansa presents commitment at the ILA Berlin Air Show 2016

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On Saturday, June 4, Lufthansa was a guest at the International Aerospace Exhibition public day along with two aircraft and will provide information about sustainable mobility. At 9:10 a.m. the first Airbus A320neo worldwide will land at the ILA terrain in Berlin, followed at 9:35 a.m. by the Boeing 747-8 – better known as the Fanhansa “Siegerflieger” or ‘Winner’s Plane‘. Whilst visitors to the fair can visit the aircraft cabin of the ‘Winner‘s Plane‘, the A320neo will take part in the flight program at 2:30 p.m. With the presentation of the... Read More »

New Destinations: Non-stop to Lapland with Lufthansa

German airline Lufthansa aircrafts are parked during pilots' strike at Munich's airport

Good news for all northern lights and winter sport fans: From the coming winter, Lufthansa customers can fly non-stop from Frankfurt to two new destinations in Lapland. From November 26 2016, Lufthansa will take off every Saturday to Tromsø (Norway) and from December 17 2016, every Saturday to Ivalo (Finland). With these two new destinations and the existing connection from Munich to Kittilä (Finland), Lufthansa will fly to three attractive tourist destinations in the High North of Europe, as this region is becoming more and more popular with w... Read More »

Lufthansa takes delivery of the world’s first Airbus A320neo as launching customer

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Lufthansa, together with Airbus and the Pratt & Whitney engine manufacturer, celebrates the delivery of the world’s first Airbus A320neo. Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Lufthansa Group, Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier and the President of Pratt & Whitney Robert Leduc invited 700 guests and media representatives to the official delivery at Hamburg-Finkenwerder. Following the ceremonial handover, the first two new-type airplanes were presented to the public. The first A320neo, with the registration D-AINA, ha... Read More »

Carsten Wirths named Managing Director of Lufthansa CityLine

German airline Lufthansa aircrafts are parked during pilots' strike at Munich's airport

From March 1st Carsten Wirths will be the new Managing Director and Labour Director at Lufthansa CityLine GmbH with headquarters in Munich. The decision was taken by the Board of Directors of the Lufthansa Group Company. In his function, Wirths is responsible for all commercial aspects, the IT sector, as well as HR management for approximately 2,200 employees. He succeeds Stephan Klar, who will in future lead a strategic corporate project in Frankfurt. Jörg Eberhart will continue to be responsible for the operative business, especially flight o... Read More »

Lufthansa Group to concentrate aviation training in Munich

German airline Lufthansa aircrafts are parked during pilots' strike at Munich's airport

The new Munich-based Lufthansa Aviation Training GmbH will provide a single management for the two currently largely independent companies of Lufthansa Flight Training and Swiss Aviation Training. In addition to the overall management of all such training activities, Lufthansa Aviation Training will be responsible for corporate strategy and commercial management. The new company should be established by the end of this year. The aim of these endeavours is to better exploit synergies in a highly competitive market, respond more flexibly to in... Read More »

Lufthansa takes possession of the first Airbus A320neo in the world

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Today, on January 20, Lufthansa took possession of the first Airbus A320neo. Carsten Spohr, CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier as well as David Hess, the President of Pratt & Whitney and Robert Leduc, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Aerospace for United Technologies made a special trip to Hamburg-Finkenwerder to celebrate the handover of the world's first A320neo. The deployment of the Airbus A320neo marks another step Lufthansa is taking towards a "three-liter fleet" (per passenger and 100 kilomete... Read More »

Lufthansa hires more than 4,000 new employees in the New Year

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The Lufthansa Group is hiring more than 4,000 new employees in 2016, giving the organization a top position amongst the leading German companies. “We are proud that yet again this year the companies of the Lufthansa Group are able to offer many people an exciting new outlook and attractive working conditions in the aviation industry. For many applicants the Lufthansa Group is a dream employer. We are therefore even more pleased that we can fulfill this dream for 4,000 people,” says Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Luft... Read More »

Lufthansa Group achieves record number of passengers in 2015

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The airlines of the Lufthansa Group transported 107.7 million passengers in 2015, which is a new record. The Group carried 1.6 per cent more passengers than in the previous year. At the same time the company carried out more than one million flights and achieved the highest ever seat load factor of 80.4 per cent. This corresponds to an increase in capacity utilization of 0.3 percentage points compared to 2014. The Lufthansa Group has invested heavily in the improvement of its offers and services throughout the past few years. As part of this... Read More »

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