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About the airline
Founded in 1953 and headquartered in Cologne, Germany, Lufthansa is the biggest European and German airline measured both in terms of fleet size and passengers carried. Boasting a fleet of 268 aircraft, excluding the fleets of its subsidiary airlines, and flying to 220 destinations around the glob, Lufthansa is one of the world’s most recognized and respected international airline brands.
The airline was a government owned enterprise and flag carrier until 1994, when the company became privatized. According to its annual report, the airline’s shares are 60% owned by institutional investors, and 40% owned by private individuals. The company has also been running an employee profit share scheme since 1970.
By 2015 the airline employed around 120,000 full time staff members across its global operations, and reported revenues of €32.056 billion, and a net income of €1.698 billion during the same financial year. By the beginning of 2016, the airline’s assets were valued at €32.462 billion.
The airline counts several airlines and related businesses among its subsidiaries, including Lufthansa Cargo and CityLine Eurowings, Air Dolimiti (an Italian regional airline), Austrian Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, Edelweiss Airlines and Germanwings, a Cologned based low cost carrier. The airline also has a 45% shareholding in Brussels Airlines, and jointly owns Sun Express, a Turkish leisure airline, with Turkish Airlines.
The airline is a founding member of the Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance, and has codeshare agreements in place with a number of other international airlines.
It is also one of the international airlines in Nigeria that are eager to start repatriating their earnings, but are having trouble doing so due to the country’s forex control policies. To follow this news story as it develops click here.
Lufthansa’s primary air hub is situated at Frankfurt International Airport, with secondary air hub based at Munich airport. It operates domestic flight services to 18 domestic destinations and 197 international destinations across Africa, Asia, North and South America and Europe.
The airline flies to Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt in Nigeria, London in the UK, Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE, Accra in Ghana, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa, Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Boston and New York City in the United States, Brussels in Belgium, Buenos Aires in Argentina, Sao Paulo in Brazil and various cities in Turkey, including Istanbul and Ankara, to name but a few.
Contact Lufthansa Nigeria
You can contact Lufthansa at any of their offices in Nigeria, or instantly book your own Lufthansa flights from Lagos, Abuja or Port Harcourt using the flight search engine above.
Lufthansa Office Lagos
Address: 2nd Floor, Churchgate Tower, Plot PC 30, Afribank Street Victoria Island, Lagos
Phone: (+234 1) 4612222
Lufthansa Office Abuja
Address: Transcorp Hilton Congress Hall Abuja F C T
Lufthansa Office Port Harcourt
Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt, River State
Phone: (+234 1) 4612222
As of July 2016, the Lufthansa fleet consisted of 30 Airbus A319-100s, 58 Airbus A320-200s, 2 Airbus A320neos, with an additional 59 on order, 20 Airbus A321-100s, 19 Airbus A330,300s, as well as 24 Airbus A340-600s, among others.
By 2016, Lufthansa had codesharing agreements in place with Air Malta, LATAM, Germanwings, Luxair and BMI Regional airline, amongst others.
Classes of travel
As of 2016, Lufthansa offers passengers four classes of travel:
- Lufthansa Economy Class: Lufthansa economy cabin is renowned for both seat comfort, space and service excellence.
- Lufthansa Premium Economy Class: A Premium Economy cabin is offered aboard Lufthansa international flights, offering passengers more space, enhanced comfort and a range of additional service benefits.
- Lufthansa Business Class: Whether you’re travelling for business or leisure purposes, with Lufthansa Business Class you’ll arrive feeling simply more relaxed.
- Lufthansa First Class: Flying First Class with Lufthansa is experiencing the exceptional. The airline prides itself on its first class offering, and you can look forward to the flying experience of a lifetime in this class of travel.
The following basic regulations apply for the free baggage allowance on all intercontinental flights operated by Lufthansa:
- First Class: 3 bags up to 32kg each
- Business Class: 2 bags up to 32kg each
- Premium Economy Class: 2 bags up to 23kg each
- Economy Class: 1 bag up to 23kg in weight
The maximum size dimensions per piece of baggage is 158cm (width + height + depth), regardless of class of travel. For more information on the airline’s internation luggage rules and allocations, click here.
Check in options
Lufthansa passengers can check in to their flights online up to 24 hours ahead of departure, and also have the option of checking in via mobile app, or at the airport.
Live flight tracker
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