U.S. Press Releases - 2013

Lufthansa Group: More passengers, higher load factors
Dec 10, 2013 – The Lufthansa Group airlines improved sales (measured in revenue seat-kilometers) in November by 2.1 percent year-on-year

Lufthansa passengers experience the airline’s holiday spirit
Dec 03, 2013 – Passengers will enjoy festive teddy bears, chocolate Santa Clauses and roast goose in December

Second life for aircraft components
Nov 26, 2013 – Innovative recycling project: Lufthansa Technik combines technology and ecology and creates value through the careful use of resources

Lufthansa Opens Multi-Million Dollar Lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport
Nov 25, 2013 – New space generates jobs and offers tailored customer service

Typhoon ‘Haiyan’: Lufthansa Cargo to start second aid flight to the Philippines – Group collects donations
Nov 15, 2013 – Cargo aircraft flies to disaster zone with 55 tons of relief supplies / Christoph Franz calls for donations from staff.

Lufthansa Munich receives International Five Star Diamond Award
Nov 13, 2013 – American Academy of Hospitality Sciences gives top ranking to First Class Lounge

Lufthansa Group increases load factor in October
Nov 13, 2013 – Passenger load factor up across the Group by 1.6 percentage points year on year to a high 80.5 percent. All airlines in the Group report higher load factors

Typhoon in the Philippines: Lufthansa flies 25 tonnes of relief supplies to Manila
Nov 11, 2013 – Lufthansa airlifts blankets, tents and medical equipment to disaster area / First tangible fruit of „Helping faster together“ relief coalition

Lufthansa to fly from Frankfurt to Montreal and Valencia
Nov 6, 2013 – In summer 2014: Five weekly flights will complement the existing Munich-Montreal route. Daily flights to Valencia

Mexico and Toronto to become new Lufthansa destinations served from Munich
Nov 5, 2013 – Flight schedule will be expanded in 2014 summer timetable

Lufthansa Group increases result in core business
Oct 31, 2013 – Adjusted for restructuring costs and non-recurring effects, the Lufthansa Group increased its profit in the first nine months of 2013 by around 47 percent, or EUR 278m, to a total of EUR 859m.

Lufthansa honors Boeing engineer Joe Sutter, the “Father of the 747”
Oct 31, 2013 – Very first “Lufthansa Lifetime Achievement in Excellence Award” is presented to Sutter

Lufthansa WorldShop now offering Airport Delivery
Oct 30, 2013 – Shopping experience now available to frequent flyers living outside the program’s delivery zone.

Lufthansa enrolling 120 new trainee pilots
Oct 30, 2013 – Training conducted in Germany and Phoenix, Arizona

Lufthansa introduces Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental to Chicago with daily service to Frankfurt
Oct 28, 2013 – Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport prepares for the longest aircraft in civil aviation

New Number for Lufthansa First Class Service
Oct 28, 2013 – Dedicated hotline for Lufthansa First Class passengers

Lufthansa Group refines forecast for 2013: operating result between EUR 600m and 700m
Oct 22, 2013 – ·Operating result before restructuring costs and non-recurring effects increases to about EUR 860m in the first nine months of 2013.

Lufthansa Group - Partner of Sports
Oct 17, 2013 – U.S. premiere of “GOLD – You Can Do More Than You Think” on October 21 at 4th Annual German Film Festival in Portland, OR

Lufthansa opens its 15th lounge in Frankfurt
Oct 15, 2013 – Guests can now enjoy the benefits of an additional lounge in departure area A

More destinations in Lufthansa’s winter timetable 2013/14
Oct 11, 2013 – Lufthansa and Germanwings increase capacity together

Lufthansa Group increases passenger numbers
Oct 10, 2013 – Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines boost the load factor of their aircraft, carrying a total of some 80 million passengers from January to September

Lufthansa Cargo focuses on Latin America
Sept 27, 2013 – Cargo airline adds Peruvian capital Lima to route network for its winter schedule

Star Alliance opens new Los Angeles Lounge
Sept 23, 2013 – First Lounge to open in the new Tom Bradley International Terminal Rooftop lounge offers passengers unparalleled views of Los Angeles.

Modern, quiet and environmentally efficient: Lufthansa
Group orders 59 ultra-modern wide-body Boeing 777-9X and Airbus A350-900 aircraft
Sept 19, 2013 – Following a recommendation by the Deutsche Lufthansa AG Executive Board headed by Dr Christoph Franz, the Supervisory Board ap-proved the purchase of 59 ultra-modern aircraft for the Group at its meeting yesterday.

Lufthansa’s Chairman and CEO, Christoph Franz, will not be available for a renewal of his contract
Sept 16, 2013 – Christoph Franz, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, informed Wolfgang Mayrhuber, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, that he will not renew his contract when it expires on May 31, 2014.

Lufthansa hiring more than 500 flight attendants
Sept 5, 2013 – The airline is introducing a new part-time model with a two-year limited contract – Deployment from March to October
Lufthansa crew takes off in traditional Bavarian dress during Oktoberfest
Sept 3, 2013 – Dirndl Crew flies from Munich to New York, Chicago and Tokyo – Experience other facets of “Oktoberfest onboard” on all long-haul flights from Germany during Sep-tember and October.

Lufthansa’s First Class Lounge at JFK International Airport receives prestigious International Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences
Sept 3, 2013 – Academy also honors Lufthansa’s First Class Product in Frankfurt, including the air-line’s exclusive First Class Terminal.

Interactive city tour on Lufthansa Instagram
Aug 22, 2013 – Bloggers explore four German cities / start of the campaign in Frankfurt / Web community can exert its influence on the trips online.

25 years in the Lufthansa cockpit
300 female pilots now fly passengers around the world
Aug 22, 2013 – “I’m not a trailblazer, simply a woman just loving her job.“ pointedly remarks Airline Captain Evi Hetzmannseder on her profession as an airline pilot.

Lufthansa opens child-friendly check-in areas;
JetFriends travel club for kids connects young travelers with Lufthansa pilots
Aug 13, 2013 – Lufthansa now offers “Family Check-in Areas” at the airline’s Frankfurt and Munich hubs to ensure that the check-in process for families is stress-free, convenient and above all enjoyable.

Lufthansa Technik on innovative course with "Cyclean 2.0" research project. New dimension in jet engine cleaning
Aug 14, 2013 – Clean jet engines work thermally more efficiently and consume less kerosene. In order to maintain their efficiency, therefore, besides the standard service intervals, aircraft turbines must also be regularly cleaned to free them of all kinds of pollution, such as dust, pollen and salt.

New cabin for all Austrian Airlines long-haul flights
Aug 12, 2013 – Austrian Airlines’ new cabin offers the highest degree of travel comfort with full flat seats in Business Class and comfortable Economy Class seats.

Lufthansa: Aviation Pioneer
75th anniversary of the first non-stop transatlantic flight of a land-based passenger aircraft to New York

August 09, 2013 – Thousands of people gathered at Floyd Bennett Field at New York Airport on August 11, 1938 to experience history in the making.

Lufthansa App now available for Windows Phone 8
July 26, 2013 - Lufthansa has expanded its mobile services with a smartphone app for users of Windows Phone 8.

Lufthansa to conduct route proving flight of Boeing 747-8
Intercontinental from Frankfurt to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport

July 12, 2013 - Lufthansa will conduct a test flight of the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental along its Frankfurt (FRA) – Chicago (ORD) route on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Flight LH430 is scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 12:30pm local time, with the return flight to Frankfurt, LH431, departing at 4:30pm.

Star Alliance releases first official images of new Los Angeles Lounge
June 28, 2013 - Star Alliance has today released the first official images of its new Los Angeles lounge, which will open later this year at the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Lufthansa receives award for its First Class lounges
June 24, 2013 - Over the past ten months, 18 million passengers from over 100 countries have participated in the world’s largest aviation passenger survey and have recognized Lufthansa’s First Class lounges as the best in the world.

Lufthansa expands luggage service for added convenience
June 18, 2013 - Lufthansa is investing in innovative technologies that provide greater comfort for passengers.

Lufthansa shareholders vote on recommendations of the Executive Board and Supervisory Board at the Annual General Meeting
May 7, 2013 - Around 2,100 shareholders attended the 60th Annual General Meeting of Deutsche Lufthansa AG today in Cologne.

Supervisory Board reiterates nomination of Wolfgang Mayrhuber for the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG
May 6, 2013 - Following today's repeated wish by the Supervisory Board that Wolfgang Mayrhuber should stand and the announcement by key investors that they would vote for him, Mr. Mayrhuber declared that he would uphold his candidacy for the Supervisory Board elections unchanged.

Lufthansa Supervisory Board appoints two new members to the Group’s Executive Board
May 6, 2013 - At today’s meeting in Cologne, the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG appointed two new members to the Group’s Executive Board.

Lufthansa deluxe in-flight service for premium guests
May 3, 2013 - Lufthansa has upgraded in-flight service on long- and short-haul flights.

Lufthansa Group reports solid business performance in the first quarter
May 2, 2013 - In the traditionally weak first quarter, Deutsche Lufthansa AG recorded an operating result on a par with last year at EUR -359m.

Lightening the load
Apr 30, 2013 - When an aircraft takes off, every superfluous pound of weight it carries has an impact on fuel burn.

Lufthansa: Near-normal operations to resume on Tuesday
Apr 22, 2013 - After today’s flight cancellations due to the widespread warning strike called by the ver.di trade union, Lufthansa expects to return to a near-normal schedule tomorrow, Tuesday April 23, 2013.

Lufthansa releases list of affected flights for Monday, April 22, including Sunday, April 21 Eastbound Intercontinental Flights to Germany
Apr 20, 2013 - Due to the announced strike actions on Monday, April 22, nearly all Lufthansa flights within Germany and Europe will be cancelled.

Lufthansa: ver.di strikes are an excessive measure
Apr 19, 2013 - The public services trade union ver.di has called a 24-hour warning strike for Monday, April 22, at several of Lufthansa’s locations in Germany.

Lufthansa A380 new on Frankfurt - Shanghai route
Apr 18, 2013 - Beginning September 26, 2013, new on offer to Lufthansa passengers will be five flights weekly with the Airbus A380 from Frankfurt to Shanghai.

A responsible approach to the future
Apr 18, 2013 - Corporate social responsibility is firmly anchored in the strategic guidelines of the Lufthansa Group.

Airlines in the Lufthansa Group further improve utilization of their aircraft
Apr 10, 2013 - All the airlines in the Lufthansa Group profited in the first quarter of the year from improved capacity steering and, as expected, lifted the utilization of their aircraft in comparison with the year-earlier level.

Lufthansa Everyday Discount for Veterans Advantage Members
Apr 4, 2013 - Lufthansa and Veterans Advantage today announced an exclusive military discount benefit partnership – 5 percent off airfares every day for all U.S. Active Duty Military, Military Veterans, National Guard & Reserve and their families who have the Veterans Advantage VetRewards Card.

Lufthansa trains 747-8 pilots on new energy-efficient flight simulators
Mar 26, 2013 - Simulator training is an integral part of pilot training and is the place where future pilots practice before flying the real thing.

Lufthansa strips down to improve fuel consumption
Mar 20, 2013 - With some 400 projects now underway in the passenger business alone, the Lufthansa Group is actively researching and developing ways to reduce fuel consumption.

Lufthansa on course with its SCORE program
Mar 14, 2013 - The Lufthansa Group increased its revenue by 4.9 percent to EUR 30.1bn in the past financial year.

2013 summer schedule with new holiday destinations
Mar 6, 2013 - Lufthansa continues to expand its services to popular leisure travel destinations.

Lufthansa takes delivery of first A320 with sharklets
Mar 1, 2013 - Today Lufthansa pilots picked up the airline's first A320 equipped with 8 foot-high, extended wingtips in Hamburg Finkenwerder.

Chevron nozzles reduce noise
Feb 21, 2013 - The Lufthansa Group remains committed to reducing aircraft noise emissions in order to minimize its impact on residents in the vicinity of airports.

Lufthansa invests in modern fleet
Feb 20, 2013 - Yesterday the Executive Board of Lufthansa AG decided to recommend to the Supervisory Board that Lufthansa purchase a total of 108 new aircraft for the Group.

Resource efficiency at zero altitude
Feb 14, 2013 - The efficient use of resources in day-to-day operations is a top priority of the Lufthansa Group - both in the air and on the ground.

Learning from nature
Feb 12, 2013 - Two Lufthansa Airbus A340-300s are taking part in a very special mission as part of a trial scheduled to run until summer 2013.

Always up to date with the Lufthansa app
Feb 6, 2013 - Lufthansa has revamped its mobile portal, mobile.lufthansa.com, which is designed specifically for smartphone users.

Top marks for Lufthansa First Class
Jan 24, 2013 - Lufthansa has been awarded a 5-star ranking for its First Class product and service package in the latest Skytrax rankings.

Lufthansa Group lifts traffic performance in 2012 with more effective capacity management
Jan 10, 2013 - More than 103 Million passengers flew with airlines in the Lufthansa Group last year.