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Lufthansa Cargo Launches Regular Carbon Neutral Flight

Lufthansa Cargo, the cargo arm of German flag carrier Lufthansa, and DB Schenker, one of the world’s leading logistics providers, have announced the launch of the first regular carbon-neutral cargo flight. The announcement follows the first carbon-neutral freighter flights operated by the two companies in November 2020. The carbon-neutral cargo flight operates between Frankfurt, Germany and Shanghai, China. The flight launched April 1 using one of Lufthansa Cargo’s Boeing 777F aircraft. Representatives of both Lufthansa Cargo and DB Schenker said…

Lufthansa Becomes Latest Airline to Integrate CommonPass

Lufthansa has become the latest airline to integrate CommonPass, a digital COVID test certificate app. The German flag carrier joins fellow Star Alliance airlines United and Swiss International Air Lines in supporting the initiative. CommonPass is available for customers on all Lufthansa flights from Frankfurt to the U.S. Customers can also use the…

Airbus Sends Off Last Toulouse-Built A380

The Airbus A380 has departed Toulouse, France, for the final time, 15 years after being unveiled to the world as Airbus' challenge to the Boeing 747. The aircraft, carrying MSN (Manufacturers Serial Number) 272, will eventually be delivered to Emirates. The airframe itself was first spotted back in September 2020…

Lufthansa, Deutsche Bahn Expand Joint Rail Initiative to Frankfurt Airport

Lufthansa and Deutsche Bahn have announced an expansion of their joint train-to-flight services at Frankfurt Airport. Lufthansa Express Rail already connects 17 German cities to Frankfurt Airport, with 134 daily trains. Starting in July, the Lufthansa Express Rail network will begin to reach Hamburg and Munich from Frankfurt Airport. Moreover,…

Lufthansa Signs New Codeshare Agreement with airBaltic

Lufthansa is one of the largest operators in the world with different network airlines under the same group and destinations all over Europe, America, Asia and Africa. However, the carrier is continuously looking for new opportunities in the market and for new ways to grow. In that trend, Lufthansa has…

Lufthansa Operates Longest Flight in Company History

The COVID-19 crisis has clearly taken its toll on the aviation industry, ultimately forcing airlines to follow travel restrictions, suspend flights and modify flight schedules to accommodate fluctuating travel demand and load factors. However, several major airlines and aircraft manufacturers have used this obstacle to actively contribute efforts to make…

Trip Report: An Intercontinental Odyssey in Times of COVID-19 (Part…

This is Part Two of a two-chapter story about international travel during times of COVID-19. This article reports the second and third legs -- the transatlantic flight from São Paulo to Frankfurt with LATAM Brasil, and a hop from Frankfurt to Florence with Lufthansa CityLine. Part One is available here.…

Lufthansa Group Expands Reach in Southern Africa via Interline Agreement…

The Lufthansa Group has announced that two of its subsidiaries,  Lufthansa, and Swiss Air Lines, have signed an interline agreement with South African privately-owned regional carrier Airlink in a bid to increase both airline's presence in the South African region. The interline agreement will widen both airlines reach into southern…

Trip Report: An Intercontinental Odyssey in Times of COVID-19 (Part…

This is Part One of a two-chapter story about international travel during times of COVID-19. This article introduces the routing, flights and reports the first leg -- a domestic widebody sector from Porto Alegre to São Paulo/Guarulhos with LATAM Brasil. The second part should be published in the next few…

More Airlines Support Digital Health Travel Apps

Two more carriers are joining the CommonPass mobile app initiative to establish a common platform for digital information sharing in order to restart international traffic after it has been drastically reduced by the COVID-19 pandemic. JetBlue and Virgin Atlantic have joined United Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines in…