Lufthansa Group introduces new products and services
The Lufthansa Group airlines are continuously looking for ways to improve their products and services. To remain a good aviation group for passengers, the Lufthansa Group places great importance on innovation and product improvement.
New routes from Austrian Airlines
Austrian Airlines will commence flights from Vienna to Boston at the end of March 2020. Initially Austrian will operate four weekly flights to the American metropolis on the East Coast and increase frequencies to six flights per week on mid-April. Accordingly, Boston will be served on a daily basis with the exception of Mondays. The flights will be operated with a Boeing B767 offering 211 seats. On the route Vienna-Chicago Austrian will change the aircraft into Boeing B777 due to the high level of demand. The aircraft change will take place end of March. Up until now a Boeing B767 was used on two of the seven weekly flights. Capacity on this route will be significantly increase in light of the fact that the Boeing B777 has close to 100 more seats than the Boeing B767.
Brussels Airlines’ renewed long-haul fleet
The American magazine Global Traveler has carried out its annual GT test for the sixteenth time; for the second time in a row, readers elected Brussels Airlines as the best trans-Atlantic airline. In 2019, Brussels Airlines started renewing its long-haul fleet, welcoming seven new aircraft, which are quieter and more environmentally friendly.
CO₂ compensation with Eurowings
Eurowings now offers its customers the option of compensating the CO₂ emissions of their flights. Via a digital platform, the CO₂ emissions of the flight are calculated, enabling customers to make a direct donation to a global climate protection project. On the basis of the CO₂ emissions calculated, the platform comes up with a proposal, which customers can simply accept or adjust upward or downward.
The new SWISS Alpine lounge
SWISS has opened a new lounge at its hub in Zurich. On five hundred square metres, the SWISS Alpine lounge can accommodate up to one hundred visitors. The new lounge combines the charm of a rustic, timeless mountain hut with the comfort and style of the regular SWISS lounges. Special attention was given to the light wood elements and the custom-made furniture, mainly handmade by Swiss carpenters. Large communal tables highlight the ambience of a mountain hut, while tall windows offer fantastic views over the platform and airport activities.
Miles&More savings programme
The Lufthansa Group has simplified its Miles&More savings programme, enabling you to achieve and maintain the status of Frequent Traveller, Senator and HON Circle in an even easier and more transparent way. Loyalty to the Lufthansa Group companies is rewarded even more than before. In the future, the companies will recognise their guests’ long-term loyalty, and new statuses will be added, such as Frequent Traveller and Senator ‘For Life’. These changes to the programme will be introduced for flights as of 1 January 2021.
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