Connections June 2012


The new Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 is here!


The comforts of the new Boeing 747-8, including the new Business Class seat, await you on the Washington-Frankfurt route. Experience the cutting edge of aviation technology with more personal space, a quieter ride, and a remarkably low carbon footprint.

The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental features new, state-of-the-art wings with improved aerodynamics and raked wing tips; new fuel-efficient, U.S.-manufactured GEnx-2B engines that contribute to a reduction in fuel burn, emissions and noise.

"The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental is an exceptional aircraft", explained Christoph Franz, Chairman and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. "With its addition to our fleet, Lufthansa has created a product that is not only in line with our company, commitment to innovation, technology and efficiency, but that also offers qualities and features that are sure to maximize our passengers' in-flight experience. Travelers to and from Washington, D.C. are in for a memorable flight and Lufthansa looks forward to expanding our 747-8 Intercontinental service to other U.S. markets in the coming months".

New Business Class cabin with full-flat beds

Lufthansa's 747-8 Intercontinental is equipped with 362 seats in a three-class configuration (8 First Class, 92 Business Class and 262 Economy Class). Passengers flying on the 747-8 Intercontinental will experience Lufthansa's new Business Class which offers a unique seating arrangement in the form of a "V" whereby two neighboring seats are angled towards one another along a central axis. This innovative solution enables Lufthansa to fulfill one of the main wishes expressed by customers during an extensive research process: to sit or lie facing the direction of travel. At the same time flyers enjoy virtually double the distance between two neighboring seats at shoulder level, which now gives Business Class passengers greater privacy and more personal living space. At the push of a button, the seat converts to a full-flat, horizontal sleeping surface measuring 6'6" in length (1.98m). Ergonomically improved cushioning ensures a high degree of comfort in a sitting or horizontal position, and adjustable armrests provide more space in the shoulder area when lying down.


Lufthansa FlyNet® - surf on board worldwide


FlyNet(R) - surf on board worldwideRight now, you can enjoy all the networking freedom of the Internet on numerous North Atlantic flights as well as flights to the Middle East and South America. This service is now also available on more and more long-haul flights to the CIS countries and to Japan and Korea - with the exception of Chinese airspace where the FlyNet® service has to be turned off.

This year, in cooperation with our partner Panasonic Avionics Corporation, we are gradually implementing this service offer across the majority of Lufthansa's global long-haul network.

All about on-board internet


New: Lufthansa Rotterdam (RTM) via Munich (MUC)


On October 1, 2012 we will be extending your flight options: two Lufthansa direct flights will be available daily from Munich to Rotterdam. This convenient connection allows greater accesibillity to a region that has much to offer.

With 600,000 inhabitants, Rotterdam is not just the Netherlands' second largest city and its leading business center; it boasts the third largest port in the world. Rotterdam is also one of the country's cultural centres, alongside Amsterdam and The Hague.


New Berlin airport opening delayed - flights continue via Tegel


New Berlin airport opening delayed All Lufthansa flights will continue to take off and land at Berlin Tegel (TXL) until the new Berlin airport (BER) opens. Berlin Brandenburg Airport has now advised us that the new opening date for BER will be March 17, 2013. Despite this delay, Lufthansa's new routes have been available from June 3, 2012 as announced.

All passengers booked on flights from BER will automatically be rebooked on flights from TXL. Lufthansa regrets the postponement of the opening of Berlin Brandenburg Airport and the possible inconvenience this may cause.