Lufthansa passengers will now benefit from an automatic check-in procedure for all flights within Germany and to destinations in Europe. The boarding pass for flights booked up to 24 hours before departure will then be sent automatically to the passenger 23 hours before departure – with no need for any manual check-in, thus saving time and making travel preparations easier.
In December 2017, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group welcomed approximately 9.3 million passengers, an increase of 19.9 per cent compared to the previous December.
Lufthansa is adding another connection to its flights from Frankfurt to tourist destinations in Croatia with the summer 2018 flight schedule.
The approval follows an extensive assessment of the planned transaction by the European Union’s competition authorities in their merger control capacity, after the Lufthansa Group concluded an agreement in October to take over parts of the insolvent airberlin Group.
Lufthansa has revealed the concept for its brand-new Business Class. The new product will be available on regular routes for the first time in 2020, with the roll-out of the Boeing 777-9.
Lufthansa has announced substantial expansion of flights between Glasgow and Germany. A new daily flight to Frankfurt will start in March 2018 along with an increase in the Munich service to five flights a week.
The Lufthansa Group increased its total revenues for the first nine months of the year by 12.1 per cent to €26,761 million - the company’s best-ever nine-month result. “We achieved another record earnings result in the first nine months of this year,” said Carsten Spohr, chairman, Deutsche Lufthansa AG.
German flag-carrier Lufthansa has made an offer to buy parts of stricken Italian carrier Alitalia. The aviation giant is joined by easyJet of the UK, which has also put forward its own proposals.
Lufthansa and the pilot trade union Vereinigung Cockpit have signed a new collective labour agreement on all previously open issues. The contracts correspond to the agreement reached in March.
The board of Lufthansa has elected Karl-Ludwig Kley as the new chairman. The decision comes after Wolfgang Mayrhuber informed members of the board that he would resign from office ahead of the annual general meeting of the company.