From 27 October 2015, Lufthansa will fly to Nairobi, Kenya on A340-300. The flights will be via Frankfurt four times a week leaving Frankfurt every morning on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. From 11 Dec 2015 to the end of January 2016 there will also be a Friday morning flight. The return flights will take off from Nairobi as a night flight in the late evening and land the morning of the following day at Frankfurt Airport.
With Lufthansa introducing a B747-8 on its daily service to Newark on 23 February 2015, customers travelling between Frankfurt and New York can now take advantage of the airline’s new Premium Economy Class.
Benefits of travelling with Premium Economy include two-times more baggage allowance in comparison to Economy Class, new seats as well as such thoughtful touches as welcome drinks, amenity kits and more.
The launch of the B747-8 on the New York route was initially scheduled for 29 March 2015. Between 28 March 2015 and 08 April 2015 the aircraft will not serve the New York route due to operating flights between Frankfurt and Houston.
As Lufthansa expands its global network, starting from 16 November 2015 the airline’s passengers will be able to take advantage of new five-times weekly service between Frankfurt and Panama City. Still subject to regulatory approval, the new route is set to be operated by the airline’s A340-300, offering 261 Economy, 19 new Premium Economy and 18 Business Class seats.
Starting from 29 March 2015 Bmi Regional’s customers will be able to take advantage of new services to Munich as the airline expands its codeshare agreement with Lufthansa.
As part of the codeshare, Bmi Regional will start operating flights from Munich to Rotterdam, Liege and Bern, which will all have joint BM and LH flight numbers.
Good news for Lufthansa passengers planning to travel to Florida, as starting from 25 September 2014 the airline will be offering customers a new non-stop service between Frankfurt and Tampa.
Flights to the popular USA destination will be available five times a week during the summer and four times a week during the winter season. The service will be operated by the airline’s A340-300, providing 261 Economy, 19 Premium Economy and 18 Business Class seats.
Currently Lufthansa operates flights to Miami and Orlando, with Tampa to become the airline’s third destination in Florida.
As Lufthansa sets out for its Premium Economy launch on 22 November 2014, passengers can now enjoy introductory prices on upgrades from Economy Class when travelling to selected long haul destinations. As part of the upgrade offer customers can take advantage of such Premium Economy benefits as additional 23 kg piece of baggage, up to 50% of extra space, larger screens, a welcome drink and more.
Passengers can enjoy introductory upgrade prices when travelling to Washington, Chicago, Mexico City, Bangalore, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Los Angeles, Seoul, Tokyo-Haneda, Beijing, Hong Kong from the UK via Frankfurt between 22 November and 18 December 2014.
The World Travel Awards have once again been a success for Lufthansa, as the airline received awards in two prestigious categories. This year Lufthansa was titled ‘Europe’s Leading Airline’ for the forth time in a row being selected from a shortlist of 11 other European carriers. At this year’s ceremony in Athens the airline was also recognised for its First Class Terminal and Frankfurt Airport lounges receiving an award in ‘Europe’s Leading Airline Lounge’ nomination.
Good news for Lufthansa’s Miles & More frequent flyer programme members as they can now earn up to 3,000 additional bonus miles for their stays at over 2,700 Accor hotel properties around the world.
To qualify for the promotion all stays need to be completed by 31 December 2014. The minimum number of nights varies depending on the hotel and ranges from one-night stays at Sofitel, Pullman and MGallery hotels to four-night stays at Ibis or Ibis Styles properties.
On Thursday, 17 July 2014, Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that was travelling on one of the busiest corridors in the world, from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed in eastern Ukraine. The initial report suggests that the airplane was shot down by a ground missile. Many airlines that travel the same path, including Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Aeroflot, Turkish Airlines, KLM and Transaero, have already announced that they will avoid that path. Emirates Airlines has cancelled flights to Kiev starting 01 August 2014. Also, US Federal Aviation Agency has prohibited all US flights over Easter Ukraine until further notice.
London First Class passengers travelling with SWISS and Lufthansa can now enjoy a complimentary limousine service within fifty miles of either London Heathrow or London City Airports. The service applies to SWISS and Lufthansa First Class tickets purchased in the UK starting from 01 May 2014.