•  Last updated on 5 Oct 2023


Deutsche Lufthansa AG, commonly shortened to Lufthansa, is the flag carrier of Germany. The airline is one of the five founding members of Star Alliance.

Lufthansa History

Lufthansa was founded on 6 January 1953 as a result of a merger between Deutsche Aero Lloyd and Junkers Luftverkehr. The airline's initial operations started in April 1955 with a single aircraft, flying from Frankfurt to New York. In 1970, Lufthansa became the first airline to operate the Boeing 747.

Lufthansa Fleet

With a fleet size of over 350 aircraft, Lufthansa primarily operates a range of Airbus models. For long-haul flights the Airbus A380, A350, A340, A330 and Boeing 747 models are used. Main aircraft on short and medium-haul routes are A321, A320, A319, Embraer 190, Bombardier CRJ900.

Lufthansa Staff and Services

As of 2022, more than 100,000 people are employed by Lufthansa worldwide. Relations between Lufthansa and their pilots have been very tense in the past years, with many strikes occurring.

Lufthansa offers an online platform for travelers to manage their bookings, check flight statuses, and access a wealth of travel information. The airline's user-friendly website and mobile app provide a seamless digital experience, simplifying the travel process for passengers.

In 2022, Lufthansa carried over 100 million passengers, making it one of the largest airlines in Europe by passenger volume.

Lufthansa Frequent Flyer Program

Lufthansa operates a loyalty program called "Miles & More," designed to reward frequent flyers and enhance their travel experiences. As a member of the program, passengers earn miles for each flight they take with Lufthansa and its partner airlines within Star Alliance. These miles can be redeemed for flight upgrades, extra baggage allowances, and access to exclusive lounges.

Lufthansa Route Network

Lufthansa's main base airport is Frankfurt Airport (FRA), and the airline also operates a significant number of flights from Munich Airport (MUC). Nowadays, Lufthansa is one of the largest airlines in Europe, with a network of over 200 destinations in more than 70 countries. Some of the main destinations served by Lufthansa include:

  • New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK),
  • London Heathrow Airport (LHR),
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG),
  • Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT),
  • Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK),
  • São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport (GRU),
  • Cape Town International Airport (CPT),
  • Dubai International Airport (DXB).

Lufthansa Compensation

Our recent data indicates that 32 passengers of Lufthansa cancelled or delayed flights submitted their flight compensation claims for the amount of 13300 EUR for the last 7 days.

Data shown are estimates, based on internal databases.

Lufthansa, like other European Union airlines, adheres to the EU 261 regulation of 2004 (EC No 261/2004), which provides rights and protections to passengers in cases of flight delays, flight cancellations, and denied boarding. Under this regulation, passengers may be entitled to compensation, assistance, and reimbursement of expenses, depending on the circumstances of the flight disruption.

In case you have experienced a Lufthansa flight delay, cancellation or another disruption, you can easily check your flight compensation using the flight compensation calculator below.

This article relies on information from open sources for informational purposes only. While we have taken care to ensure accuracy, we cannot guarantee the completeness or timeliness of the information. We are not liable for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information presented.

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