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Lufthansa adjusts fuel surcharge on European and long-haul routes

In recent weeks, crude oil and kerosene prices have continued to rise and have now reached an all-time high. In response to this development, Lufthansa is adjusting its fuel surcharge on all its flights.

Airborne ambassador

Airborne ambassador

A map of the world made of multicolored dots and the slogan “One Nature – One World – Our Future” is the logo that has adorned the fuselage of the Lufthansa Boeing 747 named “Bonn” since the end of March 2008. As airborne ambassador, this aircraft has meanwhile been drawing attention around the world to the UN Conference on Biological Diversity to take place in Bonn from May 19 to 30.

In good hands with the "Red Caps" forty years on

Forty years ago to the day, 24 "Red Caps" turned up for work at the launch in Frankfurt of Lufthansa’s special service for people in need of assistance. Their job is to help and host "mothers with small children, unaccompanied minors, elderly people and disabled passengers especially in the airport area," as a Lufthansa press release put it in 1968.

Lufthansa boosts services from Milan

Lufthansa is expanding its route network from Milan and in future will offer passengers a much wider choice of flights from the North Italian city to European destinations. In a first step, from the beginning of 2009, six new Embraer 195 jets will be stationed at Milan Malpensa Airport.

Lufthansa introduces boarding via mobile phone

From 28 April, passengers flying Lufthansa from Hamburg to Munich or Frankfurt will be able to use the new mobile boarding pass service. With this innovative service, passengers who have an Internet-enabled phone can be sent an electronic boarding pass by email or SMS link.

Lufthansa reflects on their most successful year

At this year’s Lufthansa Annual General Meeting in Cologne, Lufthansa Chairman and CEO Wolfgang Mayrhuber unveiled record profit and revenue figures to the shareholders for the second year running.

Lufthansa launches mobile services in UK and Ireland

Lufthansa launches mobile services in UK and Ireland

Lufthansa has chosen the UK and Ireland as a key launch market for its pioneering Mobile Services product. Now, by simply using their mobile phones to access the new portal,, passengers can quickly book flights, check in and select their seats on an interactive seat map, even when on the move.

Lufthansa introduces non-stop business jet service to Pune

Lufthansa is further expanding its services to key Indian cities for business and leisure travellers alike. From 1 July 2008, Germany’s largest airline will launch a new route from Frankfurt to Pune in western India. In all comfort passengers will be able to reach Pune non-stop, six times a week in an Airbus A319 which has been refitted as a Business Jet.

Gourmet delights for Lufthansa passengers

The Swiss star chef from the famous La Marmite restaurant in St. Moritz has created special menus for Lufthansa passengers travelling in First and Business Class during the months of May and June.

Lufthansa named number one for punctuality at Heathrow

Lufthansa named number one for punctuality at Heathrow

Lufthansa is officially the most reliable airline operating from London Heathrow Airport following the publication of Punctuality Statistics for 2007. The figures for the 30 largest scheduled airlines serving Heathrow show that the average delay on Lufthansa’s 20,810 flights during the year on was just 12.22 minutes. This is more than seven minutes less than the average delay at the airport.

Lufthansa and Ethiopian Airlines launch codeshare flights

From 4 April 2008, Ethiopian Airlines and Lufthansa passengers can fly with either airline on routes between Frankfurt and the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Customers will then have a choice of seven flights per week on this route.

Exclusive Lufthansa terminal area opened in Frankfurt

The new passenger handling area between the C and D concourses in Terminals 1 and 2 will be officially inaugurated at Frankfurt Airport today. With two waiting levels and amply dimensioned bridges, the new pier in the passageway linking the C and D concourses meets optimally all the requirements for operations with Lufthansa’s future flagship, the Airbus A380.

Personal assistants for Lufthansa’s elite

Following a successful three month trial, Lufthansa has introduced a dedicated Personal Assistant service for its First Class customers and HON Circle members at London-Heathrow, the very first Lufthansa station in Europe to benefit from this unique service. A similar service is also being introduced at London City Airport.

Lufthansa expands private jet fleet

Lufthansa is building up its own private jet fleet in the course of this year. The first of the new aircraft, a Cessna Citation CJ3, is due for delivery to the airline in April. All in all, nine new private jets will be entering service in the coming months.

Lufthansa flying to 15 new destinations in summer

Lufthansa is expanding its route network considerably in the summer timetable 2008 with 15 new destinations, taking the total to 207 destinations in 81 countries. The expansion focuses on long-haul routes to growth markets in North America and Asia.