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Lufthansa's first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner "Berlin". (Photo: Lufthansa)

First Lufthansa Dreamliner To Be Named After Germany’s Capital

For more than 60 years, Lufthansa has had a tradition of naming its aircraft after German cities, but only less than a handful have been given the privilege of being named after the German capital, Berlin. Besides being the German capital, Lufthansa and Berlin have had a long and special relationship as it has been flying to Berlin for more than three decades. As of currently, the Lufthansa Group connects the German capital to about 260 destinations worldwide, which means…

Lufthansa Cargo Retires Final MD-11 Freighter

Lufthansa Cargo retired its final McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 Freighter on Sunday, marking the end of a 20-year era of trijet operations for the airline. It operated legs to Cairo, Tel Aviv and Chicago before flying its last flight on Saturday, which operated under the flight number Lufthansa flight 8161, a transatlantic…

Lufthansa Adds Four Additional Airbus A350s

The thought of the end of the pandemic brings forth a great hint of uncertainty, and passenger demand remains just as volatile as new waves of infections and border restrictions. As airlines worldwide continue to review their portfolios, some have to consider leasing out part of their fleet to cut…

Lufthansa Cargo Welcomes New Freighters, to Retire Last MD-11F

In service since 1990, the then-modernized long-range, wide-body Boeing MD-11 was mainly known for its iconic tri-engines, winglets and advanced electronic flight instrument system. Despite its lack of commercial success, however, the MD-11 has over time been built mainly for freighter operations, becoming the MD-11F. As the years went by,…

Lufthansa Brings Last 747 Out of Storage From Twente Airport

German flag carrier, Lufthansa, has brought their last Boeing 747 out of storage from Twente Airport to be returned to service. The Twitter account for the Twente Airport in the Netherlands tweeted out photos of the German queen departing for Frankfurt. From there the aircraft will go through the process…

Lufthansa Plans First 787 Dreamliner Route

Lufthansa announced that the first commercial route to be served by its new Boeing 787-9 fleet will be Frankfurt-Toronto Pearson, starting this Winter. The company has undergone a profound restructuring of its long-haul fleet amid the challenges derived from the COVID-19 crisis, and it is ready to start operating the…

Lufthansa Plans Airlift Services From Uzbekistan, Qatar

Lufthansa has announced it will begin supporting the German federal government with airlift services as a result of the instability in Afghanistan with special flight to Tashkent, Uzbekistan and Doha, Qatar. Within a few hours of the request by the German federal government, Lufthansa was able to organize itself to…

Eurowings Discover Inaugurates its First Long-Haul Service with flights to…

Lufthansa Group's newest airline, Eurowings Discover, yesterday made its first commercial long-haul flight, inaugurating its flights to Mombasa's Moi International Airport and then onwards to Zanzibar, Tanzania. After obtaining its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) by the German Federal Aviation Authority on June 16, Eurowings will be commencing flight operations under…

Lufthansa Cargo Eyes Intra-European Services with A321 Conversions

The rise of e-commerce has been amplifying since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, whereby many brands with physical retail stores worldwide had to shift to e-commerce as an effort in surviving through such uncertain times. This brought on a bright side of the crippling aviation industry, as despite the…

Lufthansa to Reinstate Five A340-600s For First Class Cabins to…

As an inevitable result of the Covid-19 global pandemic, many international airlines have had to prematurely shortened the operating lifespan of their aircraft fleet, sending the majority either to long-term storage or retiring an entire fleet completely. The German national carrier Lufthansa was also a victim of such tragedy, having…