U.S. Press Releases - 2014

Balance sustainability report 2014: Lufthansa Group flies more quietly and more efficiently
July 29, 2014 - Group sets standard in actively reducing flight noise and improving fuel efficiency
- New efficiency record: specific fuel consumption falls to 3.91 liters
- Vortex generators reduce flight noise during approach by up to four decibels
Lufthansa Group to suspend flight operations to and from Tel Aviv for a further 24 hours
July 24, 2014 - Following a risk analysis of the situation in Tel Aviv and intensive consultation, as recommended by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Lufthansa Group has decided to suspend services to Ben Gurion Airport also tomorrow, Friday, 25 July 2014.
Lufthansa suspends flights to and from Tel Aviv for a further 24 hours
July 23, 2014 - Based on an analysis of presentavailable information, the Lufthansa Group will also suspend all flights of its airlines from and to Ben Gurion International Airport on Thursday, July 24, 2014.
Germany’s soccer heroes flying home with Lufthansa
July 14, 2014 - After an exciting final yesterday afternoon, the winners of the World Cup are ready to fly home to Germany – of course with Lufthansa.
Stable figures for the Lufthansa Group in passenger
traffic
July 14, 2014 - Airlines carry nearly 50 million passengers in first half of the year / Group increases capacity and sales in passenger business by 1.1 percent / High load factor of 78.1 percent for passenger aircraft on par with last year / Good load factor in freight business as well
Lufthansa Group unveils range of quality and innovation actions
July 14, 2014 - • World’s biggest aviation group aims to regain benchmark role and strengthen its position as first choice for customers, employees, investors and partners
• Optimized structures, quality and innovations to derive greater benefit from broader market growth
• New platforms and products planned for intercontinental services and the European market
Lufthansa and Air China strengthen partnership
July 7, 2014 - During German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel’s state visit to China, Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, and Song Zhiyong, President and Executive Director of Air China Limited, signed a memorandum of understanding in Beijing to expand the scope of the commercial partnership between their companies.
Lufthansa dedicates Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental to New York – Frankfurt route to accommodate summer schedule
June 30, 2014 - Lufthansa has announced that its flagship Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental aircraft will service the airline’s Frankfurt (FRA) – New York (JFK) route July 15 through October 25, 2014, during the airline’s summer schedule.
Delivered: Boeing’s 1,500th jumbo jet goes to Lufthansa
June 30, 2014 - Partnership between aircraft manufacturer and airline as a recipe for success
Lufthansa Group adjusts earnings forecast
June 11, 2014 - Revenue risks materialize in passenger and cargo business
- Increasing excess capacity puts pressure on prices for European and American routes in particular
- Operating profit for 2014 adjusted to approximately EUR 1 billion
Airlines in the Lufthansa Airlines Group fly more eco-friendly with lighter containers
June 10, 2014 – All standard containers now made of ultra-light composite materials
Lufthansa launches new route from Toronto to Munich
June 5, 2014 – Canada introduces second new service for 2014
Lufthansa connects the “Sunshine State” with the Bavarian capital
June 4, 2014 – Five weekly flights from Miami to Munich with new service offers in all classes starting in December 2014
Lufthansa Group CEO visits White House
May 20, 2014 – Following an invitation from US President Barack Obama, Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of the Lufthansa Group, took part in round-table talks with an international delegation of business leaders in the White House today.
New Lufthansa Premium Economy Class now available for booking
May 19, 2014 – Boeing 747-8 with new range of services from December – Affordable starting prices; Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 for Premium Economy and Business Class
Lufthansa’s first “Fanhansa” flight takes off
May 19, 2014 – Aircraft in soccer livery flies from Munich to Hamburg and London for the first time on May 16
Strike reduces Lufthansa Group’s traffic performance in April
May 12, 2014 – Group’s airlines carry 8.6 million passengers, down 0.6 percent on last year / Sales in revenue seat-kilometers increase slightly by 0.4 percent / Passenger load factor rises 1.3 percentage points to 79.5 percent.
Lufthansa Group posts sound first quarter results despite a difficult market environment
May 6, 2014 – Deutsche Lufthansa AG achieved a further increase in its operating result for the first quarter of 2014, thanks to continued progress with its results-enhancement program called SCORE.
92 % of Germans have never been to New York
May 2, 2014 – Lufthansa Group increases daily flights to New York area from 12 to 13
Lufthansa CEO departs with positive result
April 29, 2014 – Operating profit for 2013 amounts to EUR 697m and rises to over EUR 1bn when adjusted for non-recurring effects / Realignment of several corporate divisions is on track / Shareholders at Annual General Meeting to vote on dividend payment of EUR 0.45 per share
Lufthansa Group supports research of innovative biokerosene
April 23, 2014 – “Alcohol-to-jet” process being tested as an environmentally friendly alternative fuel
Efficiency record for the airlines in the Lufthansa Group / absolute fuel consumption reduced
April 22, 2014 – Fuel consumption per passenger per 100 km drops to 3.91 liters
Lufthansa Remains Committed to Charlotte Market; Cooperation with US Airways continues until end of 2014
April 22, 2014 – Lufthansa has confirmed that it remains committed to the Charlotte, NC market.
Lufthansa introduces early seat reservation for an extra charge with selected Economy fares
April 15, 2014 – Early seat reservation for passengers booked in selected booking classes (designated W, S, T, L, K) will incur a €25 per seat charge on long-haul flights in the future.
Lufthansa Group airlines carry 22 million passengers in the first quarter
April 9, 2014 – Number of passengers carried by Lufthansa, Germanwings, Swiss and Austrian Airlines up 0.5 percent / Lufthansa Cargo boosts sales and load factor
Maiden flight from Munich to Mexico takes off on schedule
April 4, 2014 – The Airbus A340-600 with flight number LH 520 left Munich Airport punctually at 10:25 pm.
Reduced Lufthansa flight timetable during VC strike on schedule / Return to normal operations begins Friday evening in Asia
April 3, 2014 – By taking early precautions and providing customers with as much information as possible, Lufthansa has so far managed to mitigate the effects on passengers of the strike by the pilots’ union, Vereinigung Cockpit.
Due to the pilots’ strike Lufthansa has canceled most of its flights for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
March 31, 2014 – Due to the strike announced by the pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC), Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and Germanwings have canceled approximately 3,800 flights on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (April 2–4).
Lufthansa calls for further talks with Vereinigung Cockpit
March 28, 2014 – Lufthansa has called on the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots’ union (VC) to resume joint talks as soon as possible.
Lufthansa returns to normal service immediately following the end of the ver.di strike
March 27, 2014 – Immediately following the end of strike action at several airports in Germany, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group returned to normal flight operations.
Lufthansa expects significant disruption on Thursday due to industrial action by trade union Verdi
March 26, 2014 – Pay dispute involving public sector workers at German airports forces Lufthansa to cancel flights – airline publishes special flight schedule
Lufthansa and Germanwings expand capacity for summer schedule with service to 235 destinations in 78 countries
March 25, 2014 – Lufthansa adds four destinations and six new long-haul aircraft
Lufthansa’s A380 returns to JFK
March 24, 2014 – Scheduled flights during the summer schedule begin on March 30
Lufthansa and LSG Sky Chefs Introduce Regionally-Inspired Menus for Outbound U.S. Flights
March 21, 2014 – Onboard recipes offer a “taste of America” by featuring local culinary traditions and ingredients from across the United States
Lufthansa’s Miles & More bonus program to be transferred to a subsidiary
March 14, 2014 – Executive Board and Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG propose moving the Miles & More bonus program to a subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG at the Annual General Meeting
Lufthansa Group boosts earnings power and gains altitude
March 13, 2014 – Score program on track: Group achieved targeted earnings improvement
Significant personnel decisions at Lufthansa
March 12, 2014 – Karl Ulrich Garnadt to become Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and CEO of Lufthansa German Airlines
Lufthansa Group boosts load factor in February
March 11, 2014 – Lufthansa Group airlines continue targeted capacity management and increase load factor in passenger traffic to 74.0 percent / Load factor in cargo business climbs to 72.2 percent
World premiere: Lufthansa presents Premium Economy Class
March 5, 2014 – Comfortable new seats and up to 50 percent more room create a new travel experience at an affordable price
More service and comfort: Lufthansa reaches for the stars
March 5, 2014 – Improvements in every travel class and on the ground – amenity kits from Samsonite
Lufthansa simplifies online booking on www.lufthansa.com
Feb 27, 2014 – Secure tickets more easily with a new shopping cart function
Smartphone & Co. permitted from gate to gate on Lufthansa flights
Feb 14, 2014 – Use of electronic devices approved for more Lufthansa flights beginning March 1st
Lufthansa takes delivery of world’s first aircraft with vortex generators
Feb 12, 2014 – More than 200 Lufthansa Airbus A320 aircraft to become quieter
Lufthansa Group begins new year with higher load factor
Feb 11, 2014 – The Group continues capacity management, increases passenger load factor in January to 75.6 per cent overall / Higher load factor across all traffic regions

Lufthansa accelerates fleet modernization in 2014
Feb 10, 2014 – Lufthansa Group taking delivery of 23 new aircraft

Carsten Spohr new CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Feb 07, 2014 – The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG („Lufthansa“) has appointed Carsten Spohr as the future Chairman of the Executive Board & Chief Executive Officer during today’s meeting.

Lufthansa Group-developed energy management tool cuts catering division’s water consumption by 30 percent
Feb 05, 2014 – With innovative software, SIMBA, LSG Sky Chefs has lowered the amount of energy and electricity used by its dishwashing lines at 65 locations worldwide

Lufthansa sets punctuality record in 2013
Jan 20, 2014 – More than 85 percent of all flights in Frankfurt and Munich are on-time. Reliability of transfer connections and baggage services further improved

Record sales for the Lufthansa Group in passenger traffic
Jan 10, 2014 – Group boosts the load factor of its aircraft to nearly 80 percent

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