Lufthansa, the flag carrier or the national airline of Germany, is the largest in Europe and fourth largest in the world considering its fleet size and the total number of passengers transported. It has its headquarters in Cologne, Germany and the corporate office in New York, USA. The primary traffic hub of the airline is at the Frankfurt Airport and with secondary hubs at Munich and Düsseldorf. It is the founding member of Star Alliance, which is the world’s first and largest airline alliance created in 1997.
Its network constitutes more than 400 subsidiaries around the world, with these companies either being an airline or service companies functioning in logistics, MRO (maintenance repair overhaul), catering and IT areas. The airline business segment includes the Lufthansa and Lufthansa regional. The partner airlines include Jet Airways, Air India, Air Malta and LuxAir. Along with these partners, Lufthansa operates services to 410 destinations. It has code-sharing agreements with Air India, Air Malta, JetBlue, TACA and several others.
The airline has aircraft of almost all sizes, which strictly follows the international safety standards. Quality, innovation, safety, and reliability are some of the characteristics with which it is associated. These characteristics have paved the way for it to be successful and reach great heights. It is constantly striving to make its services cost-efficient as well as environmentally friendly. In July 2011, it tried out a six-month test run for its regularly scheduled flights with bio kerosene, which helped to reduce the CO2 emissions by 1500 tons. It also follows strict noise control measures.
The airline’s fleet comprises mainly of Airbus airplanes. This includes Airbus A319, A320, A321, A300, A330, A340, Boeing B737, B747, Ebraer ERJ-195, and various others to this list. It offers four options for check-in facility like the direct airport counter check in, advance online check-in, SMS check-in and the electronic kiosk check-in. The Economy Class seating has 32 inches spacing in between the seats with black screens. In the Business Class, the seats can be converted to full-length flat beds in long-haul flights and has back screens and power points.
The first class seats are available only on long-haul flights with 92 inches distance between the seats and 2 m flat beds with backscreens. Complimentary meals and beverages given vary with the flights, distance and time of travel. The baggage and restrictions for Economy Class, Business Class, and First Class are 20-23 kg, 30-32 kg, and 32 kg respectively for the maximum of two bags allowed. The carry-on baggage restrictions will be 8 kg for all tickets. Even pets can fly along subject to the terms and conditions of the specific country. The frequent flyers enjoy exclusive benefits through ‘miles and more’ program. So, why not book your tickets in Lufthansa and fly to the destinations of your choice.