Lufthansa

Passenger transportation is the core business of the Lufthansa Group. This business segment includes Lufthansa passenger airlines (incl. Lufthansa Regional and Lufthansa Italia), Austrian Airlines, British Midland (bmi), SWISS and Germanwings as well as the equity stakes in Brussels Airlines, JetBlue and SunExpress.

The objective in this business segment is to strengthen Lufthansa’s position as a leading European premium carrier offering services in a global network. Lufthansa serves all major traffic flows into, out of and across Europe. To realize its goal, Lufthansa rests its growth strategy on three pillars.

For one, Lufthansa is expanding its short and long-haul network in the medium term through organic growth. In the interest of cost efficiency, that expansion is achieved primarily through the hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Vienna and Brussels. Together, Lufthansa, SWISS, AUA, bmi und Brussels Airlines operate a wide variety of flights in serving 274 destinations in 104 countries on four continents.

For another, Lufthansa is expanding cooperation with partners. Star Alliance, above all, is playing a major role in opening up new markets. The 26 member airlines in the airline grouping currently serve a total of 1077 destinations in 175 countries. Star Alliance will further strengthen its position, worldwide, with the forthcoming admission of TAM, Aegean and Air India. Airlines in the Lufthansa airline group operate additionally with an array of services in other markets on the basis of bilateral (e.g. regional) partnerships.

Thirdly, Lufthansa actively participates in the ongoing consolidation of the airline business in Europe by acquiring stakes in Brussels Airlines, for example, or taking over other carriers – latterly Austrian Airlines – wherever that makes economic and strategic sense. The Group is accordingly evolving into a multi-hub-/multi-brand-airline system.

Flight Planner

Passenger transportation is the core business of the Lufthansa Group. This business segment includes Lufthansa passenger airlines (incl. Lufthansa Regional and Lufthansa Italia), Austrian Airlines, British Midland (bmi), SWISS and Germanwings as well as the equity stakes in Brussels Airlines, JetBlue and SunExpress.

The objective in this business segment is to strengthen Lufthansa’s position as a leading European premium carrier offering services in a global network. Lufthansa serves all major traffic flows into, out of and across Europe. To realize its goal, Lufthansa rests its growth strategy on three pillars.

For one, Lufthansa is expanding its short and long-haul network in the medium term through organic growth. In the interest of cost efficiency, that expansion is achieved primarily through the hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Vienna and Brussels. Together, Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, bmi und Brussels Airlines operate a wide variety of flights in serving 274 destinations in 104 countries on four continents.

For another, Lufthansa is expanding cooperation with partners. Star Alliance, above all, is playing a major role in opening up new markets. The 26 member airlines in the airline grouping currently serve a total of 1077 destinations in 175 countries. Star Alliance will further strengthen its position, worldwide, with the forthcoming admission of TAM, Aegean and Air India. Airlines in the Lufthansa airline group operate additionally with an array of services in other markets on the basis of bilateral (e.g. regional) partnerships.

Thirdly, Lufthansa actively participates in the ongoing consolidation of the airline business in Europe by acquiring stakes in Brussels Airlines, for example, or taking over other carriers – latterly Austrian Airlines – wherever that makes economic and strategic sense. The Group is accordingly evolving into a multi-hub-/multi-brand-airline system.