Italian government to halt the sale of Alitalia

The new incoming Italian government has confirmed it will stop the sale of Alitalia according to reports by Reuters.  The new coalition says Alitalia needs to be relaunched for Italy to maintain a "competitive national carrier".  Economics chief Claudio Borghi has since confirmed the coalition (which also includes the 5-Star Movement) intends to intervene and stop bankrupt Alitalia's sale, but stopped short of confirming that the Italian state would move to renationalize it.

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Lufthansa's new Glasgow to Frankfurt route

Lufthansa now fly from Glasgow to Frankfurt daily in addition to their existing five times a week service to Munich. Lufthansa serves Glasgow Airport with its modern fleet of Airbus A320s. As well as providing Lufthansa’s Scottish passengers with daily access to Germany, the new Frankfurt flight enables Glasgow passengers to access onward connections to the airline’s worldwide network of 209 destinations in 74 countries through its Frankfurt and Munich hubs.

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Lufthansa's European fares

With the European fares offered by the Lufthansa Group airlines; Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and SWISS, you will be able to find the fare that suits you best. In Economy choose between 'Light', 'Classic' or 'Flex'and only pay for the services and amenities that you actually want to use. Or, the amenities and services of Business Class are available on all European flights and include Lufthansa's highest quality offer and meets the requirements of both business travellers and discerning private travellers.

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Lufthansa Premium Economy Class gives you more

Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, Premium Economy Class on long-haul routes offers you a comfortable travel experience between Business Class and Economy Class. Enjoy numerous benefits on the ground and in the air.

The benefits of Premium Economy Class:

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Make travel more rewarding with Lufthansa

Enrol, earn miles and be rewarded with wonderful awards. With over 25 million members worldwide Lufthansa Miles & More is Europe's leading frequent flyer programme, you can earn miles with Lufthansa and more than 250 partners in the air and on the ground.

You can spend your miles on flight awards and upgrade awards redeemable on flights with Lufthansa and many other airlines including Air New Zealand, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, TAP Portugal and United Airlines.

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Lufthansa wins IATA's 'Fast Travel Platinum Award'

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has presented Lufthansa with the 'Fast Travel Platinum Award' for its mobile self-service solutions. Lufthansa have been honoured with the highest IATA ranking in the world as its self-services save time and make travel more convenient and enjoyable. IATA's 'Fast Travel Program' assesses access to online check-in, baggage check-in, document check, flight transfers, self-boarding and baggage claim.

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Enjoy a world of difference with the Atlantic Joint Venture

The Atlantic Joint Venture of Air Canada, United Airlines and the Lufthansa Group, including Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS was created to give you more choice. The world is a smaller place when six leading airlines working together can offer you so much more...

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Discover Lufthansa's winter ski destinations

This winter discover the best places for your favourite sport and see for yourself what great ski destinations Lufthansa has to offer. Choose from skiing in Lombardy, Italy, go further afield to the Rocky Mountains in the US and Canada and, enjoy the sunshine on the artificial slopes in Dubai. Or, for a change of scenery why not try Japan, a two-time host of the Winter Olympics boasting magnificent snow-covered mountains, slopes for all abilities and hundreds of welcoming resorts.

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Star Alliance launches new Chicago Connection Service

Star Alliance's new Connection Service providing proactive help for customers with tight connections has launched at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The Connection Service springs into action if an incoming flight is delayed. Software monitors the transfer window for customers with an onward flight and flags any cases where a customer and any checked bags appear in danger of missing a connection. Connection Service staff are alerted as soon as a connection is at risk.

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Lufthansa announces new European destinations

Lufthansa's European network will expand this winter with seven new destinations added to their timetable. From Frankfurt, Pamplona will operate four times a week from 6th November and Genoa, Bari and Catania will operate three times a week from 29th October. From Munich, there will be daily flights to Nantes while Glasgow will be served four times a week. Santiago de Compostela is on the flight schedule every Sunday as an addition to the services on offer from Frankfurt.

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