The Lufthansa’s 55.5 million passengers a year, the largest German airline and it measured even the fifth largest worldwide. The Lufthansa Aviation Group comprises 400 subsidiaries, including Lufthansa Technik, Catering, Cargo and Tourism. In January 1926, the company was founded under the name Deutsche Luft Hansa Aktiengesellschaft in Berlin. The first flight routes were, among others, Berlin-Moscow, and Berlin-Cologne-Paris. After the departure of the airline in 1945, the airline was re-established in 1953 and regular flight operations were resumed in April 1955.
As a founding member of the Global Star Alliance, it has reached 1,167 flights in 181 countries with the airlines it cooperates with. Passengers can choose between Economy, Business and First Class on low cost flights with Lufthansa. It also includes services for children traveling alone.
Lufthansa has many airline affiliates. Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, SWISS (Edelweiss Air and Swiss Global Air Lines – Swiss air participation), Eurowings (Germanwings joined under Eurowings name in 2016), Lufthansa Cargo, Lufthansa CityLine Airlines are 100% owned by Lufthansa Group.
Lufthansa also has a 50% share of Sunexpress (Sunexpress Deutchland) and Aerologic.
The major cities where the airline has flown domestic routes; Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg, Hannover, Cologne, Düsseldorf and Dresden.
The airline is flying more than 70 countries. Some of the countries that fly internationally; Austria, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, China, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Sweden, Switzerland, Sweden , The United Kingdom and the United States.
The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.
|Adria Airways||BMI Regional||LOT Polish Airlines|
|Aegean Airlines||Brussels Airlines||Luxair|
|Air Astana||Cathay Pacific||Scandinavian Airlines|
|Air Canada||Copa Airlines||Singapore Airlines|
|Air China||Croatia Airlines||South African Airways|
|Air Dolomiti||EgyptAir||Swiss International Air Lines|
|Air India||Ethiopian Airlines||TAAG Angola Airlines|
|Air Malta||Etihad Airways||TAP Portugal|
|Air New Zealand||Eurowings||Thai Airways|
|All Nippon Airways||Germanwings||United Airlines|
|Austrian Airlines||Iran Air|
|Azerbaijan Airlines||LATAM Brasil|
Lufthansa offers its online check-in directly on the company’s website
Check-in start time
Starting from 23 hours before the flight and continues until 60 minutes prior the scheduled flight.
Click the button below to check in online.
To check in at the airport, check the closing times of the check-in counter on the Lufthansa website. If you are not at the airport in time, you will not be able to board the plane and you will lose all your rights on the purchased flight ticket.
Economy Class passenger can carry a hand luggage up to eight kilos. In the higher booking classes, there are two pieces of luggage. The dimensions in all classes can be a maximum of 55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm (for foldable clothes bags the maximum dimensions are 57 x 54 x 15 cm). In addition, a laptop or other private item, such as a briefcase.
When reserving luggage, it is important to note that Lufthansa will be able to carry a luggage up to 23 kg free in Economy Class. In the Business Class, there are two pieces of luggage and in the first class three pieces of luggage, which can weigh up to 32 kg in each class. Baggage pieces may be up to 158 cm in circumference. If a piece of luggage is bigger (from 159 cm onwards) and / or heavier (class-independent up to 32 kg) than the mentioned data, fees are levied. In addition, Extra baggage can be taken if you are a Star Alliance Gold Member, a SWISS Golf Traveler Member or a HON Circle Member, or a Frequent Traveler or a Senator. Differing baggage regulations are valid for travelers of the Economy Light tariff for flights within Europe: Only the hand luggage is included in the new savings tariff. Information should be obtained from the Lufthansa website.
As long as it is a matter of baggage that does not exceed the permissible limits and can be stored in the freight area accordingly, it can be carried free of charge. If the free baggage limit is exceeded, however, an extra charge must be paid, with the fee payable according to whether the weight and / or dimensions and / or number of baggage has been exceeded and whether there is a continental or intercontinental flight. The minimum fee is currently 50 euros, the maximum fee is 450 euros. For sport baggage, it is free of charge if the baggage has been registered 24 hours before departure via the reservation hotline.
To make a comfortable trip with Lufthansa, you must choose the right seat. In general, if you want to travel in a good seat, you should choose your seat in advance and disregard some extra fees if necessary.
Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.
Lufthansa is not only the flagship airline in Germany, but also ensures that it is highly valued by many customers thanks to its frequent flyer program Miles & More . If you would like to become a member of Miles & More, you can register via the airline’s website, for example, and you can earn miles by making use of the flights offered by Lufthansa and its Star Alliance partner airlines and its subsidiaries Eurowings and Air Dolomiti.
Europe’s leading frequent flyer program offers numerous advantages
Miles & More is considered to be the most widely used frequenting program in Europe. The reason for this lies in the numerous advantages that one has by membership. Overall, the program offers four categories that lead to membership. These include Miles-and-More participants, Frequent Traveler, Senator and Hon-Circle members. The special feature of the program is that you as a Hon-Circle member must collect a total of 600,000 miles in two consecutive calendar years. As a standard member of Miles and More, you only have to collect a flight mile to become a member.
Detailed information about airline’s paid and free catering services will be updated on this page soon.
Especially in long distances, Lufthansa offers in-flight entertainment, so you can enjoy your flight without getting bored.
The airline offers you movies, music, TV shows and more entertainment options that will allow you to travel without getting bored.
Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with Lufthansa.
Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.
The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about Lufthansa lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.