Lufthansa will be relocating its flight operations to the new Terminal 2: The Queen‘s Terminal at London Heathrow Airport from tomorrow.
The move is the latest phase of the process to bring all Star Alliance members under one roof for the first time in Heathrow and sees Lufthansa joining United Airlines, Air Canada, Air China and ANA - the first airlines to move into the new terminal when it opened in June.
At the same time, Lufthansa is also opening its largest lounge outside Germany offering comfortable seating for 350 guests in 1,600 square metres featuring both a Senator and a Business Lounge.
Until now Lufthansa passengers at Heathrow had access to contract or partner lounges to which Frequent Travellers had no right of entry.
The new lounge will change this so that Frequent Travellers can look forward to using the new Lufthansa Business Lounge from Wednesday onwards.
As with all Lufthansa Senator and Business Lounges, the new London lounge will also welcome Star Alliance Gold Customers as well as those travelling in First or Business Class on any Star Alliance member carrier from Heathrow.
Welcoming the move Christian Schindler, Lufthansa general manager UK & Ireland said: “The Queen’s Terminal sets completely new standards in customer service and seamless travel for passengers at London Heathrow thanks to its modern airport infrastructure.
“The terminal’s design, with its open, airy atmosphere, will vastly improve the customer experience at Heathrow, particularly when connecting between Star Alliance member airline flights.”
All Lufthansa Group airlines will be transferring operations into Terminal 2 in the next two weeks.
Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines move in on October 1st, Germanwings on October 8th with SWISS and Brussels Airlines on October 15th.
The relocation of all Star Alliance partners will be completed by the end of October and this will reduce the minimum connecting time within the new terminal from 75 to 60 minutes.
Lufthansa, together with the other Group airlines, will be located in Zone B, sharing ticket desks with Austrian Airlines and Germanwings.