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European Hubs See 80% Drop in Traffic

Europe’s three biggest hub airports – London's Heathrow Airport, Frankfurt's am Main Airport and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport – reported an 80% drop in passenger counts for September, highlighted by a 95% drop in transatlantic passengers, FlightGlobal reports. Heathrow reported earlier this week that its passenger counts fell 81.5% compared to September 2019, with only 1.26 million passengers passing through Heathrow last month. Charles de Gaulle, Europe’s second-biggest hub, reported an 80% drop in passengers compared to last year…

Lufthansa’s First Boeing 777-9X Appears on Boeing Test Flight Line…

AirlineGeeks recently spotted Lufthansa's first Boeing 777-9X, the third airworthy airframe off of the assembly line, at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. The third airworthy airframe off of the new aircraft's assembly line, the aircraft designated WH003 rolled out to the Boeing test flight line on the evening of June…

Lufthansa Begins Flights to Third Texas Destination

While Lufthansa’s new livery dropped the airline’s iconic yellow, Austin Bergstrom International Airport’s west check-in wing was decked out with its recognizable yellow branding and signage as the airline prepared for the inaugural flight between the Texas state capitol and Frankfurt, Germany. The airline announced new service to Austin in…

Lufthansa’s First A380 in New Livery Rolls Out of Paint…

The first Lufthansa Airbus A380 to wear the airline’s new colors has emerged from the paint shop, marking a historic moment for the airline as its largest aircraft can now display the airline’s new image across the world. Lufthansa debuted the new livery earlier this year as part of a…

Air Canada Touts Success on Transatlantic Service

Air Canada is enjoying continued and increasing success in its transatlantic routes, particularly to Germany. Canada’s national carrier, including its low-cost variation Air Canada Rouge, has long been riding a wave of profitable years for its flights across the pond. In 2017, revenues on Canada-Germany routes had increased by 17…

Lufthansa Announces Six New Tourist Destinations for Upcoming Winter Season

Lufthansa announced yesterday the launch of new routes to six destinations from its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. The announced routes include new and additional service to Eilat, Israel; Agadir, Morocco; Trieste, Italy; Thessaloniki, Greece; Tromsø, Norway and Edinburgh, United Kingdom. The airline will fly from both Frankfurt and Munich to…

Lufthansa Tests Low Noise Approach-to-Landing System

German flag-carrier Lufthansa will soon begin a long-term test of the pilot assistance system LNAS (Low Noise Augmentation System) on its Airbus A320 aircraft. The system could help pilots land their equipment more quietly and efficiently, according to an announcement made by German Aerospace Centre DLR. The test phase is…

Lufthansa Connects Glasgow with Its Largest Hub

On Monday, Lufthansa commenced a new service between Frankfurt, Germany and Glasgow. The addition of the Frankfurt route will complement the five weekly flights the airline currently flies between Glasgow and Munich. Andreas Koester, Senior Director Sales UK, Ireland & Iceland, Lufthansa Group said, “This new daily service opens up…

Trip Report: Onboard Lufthansa’s First Transatlantic Flight in Its New…

After a busy week for Lufthansa, it was time for the final event for the launch of the rebranding: the first commercial flight in the new livery on a Boeing 747. For the historic flight, Lufthansa chose its flagship route, Frankfurt to New York on flight LH400, and one of…

Photos: Touring Lufthansa’s Exclusive First Class Terminal in Frankfurt

As part of Lufthansa's #ExploreTheNew events in Frankfurt, a select group of four journalists were given a private tour of the most exclusive club in Europe, the Lufthansa First Class Terminal at Frankfurt Airport. Only available to those flying Lufthansa's 5-star rated first class product and members of HON Circle, Lufthansa's…