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Courtesy: Deutsche Lufthansa.

Frequent Travellers, Senators and HON Circle members can now enjoy additional benefits. They will receive these with the new ‘Miles & More Selections’ program component when they reach certain milestones. This new idea is intended to make flying with participating airlines more attractive for passengers, even once they have attained a given status, and to reward them for their continued loyalty.

A choice of new Select Benefits is available for each status. For example, status customers can get Lufthansa WorldShop discount vouchers worth up to €100 or vouchers for visiting a Lufthansa Business or Senator Lounge. Senators and HON Circle members also have the choice of electronic vouchers, which entitle the holder to upgrade to the next highest travel class, vouchers for the Lufthansa First Class Lounges or an additional Frequent Traveller or Senator partner card for family members or friends.

Reaching the milestones depends on collecting the new Select Miles, which Frequent Travellers and Senators have been doing since the beginning of the year. Select Miles are credited for flights in all travel classes with Lufthansa and the Miles & More airline partners Adria Airways, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Germanwings, LOT Polish Airlines, Luxair and Swiss. One Select Mile, including a 25 per cent executive bonus, is credited per Status Mile. As with the existing Status Miles, the Select Miles are counted per calendar year and reset to zero at the beginning of the next year.

Frequent Travellers reach the first milestone at 50,000 Select Miles and Senators at 125,000 Select Miles per calendar year.

HON Circle members obtain the Select Benefits with their HON Circle miles. The HON Circle miles are counted for two successive years, as before. The calendar years 2013 and 2014 will be taken into account for this year. HON Circle members reach the first milestone at 650,000 HON Circle miles.

Status customer can check their current number of Select Miles or HON Circle miles and their Select Benefits in their personal status lounge at miles-and-more.com. Select Benefits can also be chosen in the personal status lounge or by calling the service centre.

About Miles & More

Miles & More is Europe’s largest frequent flyer programme with more than 26 million members worldwide. Together with over 350 partners, it offers a vast range of opportunities for collecting and redeeming miles. Frequent fliers can qualify for three status levels: from 35,000 status miles or 30 scheduled flights a year with participating airline partners, Miles & More members attain Frequent Traveller status, from 100,000 status miles per calendar year Senator status, and from 600,000 HON Circle miles in two successive calendar years HON Circle status. The status is valid for two years.

In addition to the new Select Miles, the Miles & More scheme has the following types of miles:

Premium miles are those that can be redeemed for a Miles & More bonus. Members receive them for flights with Star Alliance partners, other airline partners, hotel and car rental partners, transactions with a Miles & More credit card, miles promotions from the Austrian Airlines Group, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss, as well as numerous partners from various sectors of the economy.

Status miles are the key to attaining Frequent Traveller or Senator status. They are awarded in all travel classes for scheduled flights completed with Miles & More airlines and all Star Alliance partners.

HON Circle miles are decisive for attaining the status of an HON Circle member. These are special status miles for flights in First and Business Class operated by the Miles & More airlines Lufthansa, Adria Airways, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Luxair and Swiss, and for the Best fare on flights with Germanwings. Regular status and premium miles are awarded for Economy Class flights.

Source: Deutsche Lufthansa.

Lufthansa and Germanwings to fly to 235 Destinations this summer

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Four new Lufthansa destinations – more than three quarters of European routes excluding Frankfurt and Munich transferred to Germanwings.

Flights to Tokyo city airport Haneda, four new long-haul services, additional Mediterranean destinations and the continued transfer of Lufthansa direct connections to Germanwings: these are the main highlights of the 2014 summer flight timetable. For Lufthansa it includes the four new destinations Jakarta, Tokyo-Haneda, Bodrum and Lamezia Terme. Compared with the 2013 summer flight timetable, Lufthansa and Germanwings have expanded capacity by five percent, as measured in available seat-kilometres. Customers of Lufthansa and Germanwings can choose from a total of 235 destinations in 78 countries in the 2014 summer flight timetable. It is valid from Sunday, 30 March to Saturday, 25 October 2014.

Germanwings to take off from Düsseldorf as of 30 March

Germanwings Airbus A319-112 - D-AKNR

Germanwings Airbus A319-112 – D-AKNR

The handover of direct flights from Lufthansa to Germanwings is also proceeding to plan, in several stages. The connections include those routes that do not operate through Lufthansa’s Frankfurt and Munich hubs. No fewer than three quarters of the planned connections will be flown by Germanwings in summer 2014. In Hamburg Germanwings recently took over the routes to Paris and London, bringing the total number of destinations served from Hamburg to 24. The handover of routes to Germanwings is now complete in Hamburg, as is already the case in Stuttgart and Cologne/Bonn. In Berlin the majority of routes have been successively transferred to Germanwings in recent months. The remaining direct routes flown by Lufthansa from Berlin-Tegel are to be transferred to Germanwings in the summer. Passengers will then be able to fly non-stop with Germanwings from the River Spree to over 40 destinations.

The first day of the summer flight timetable on 30 March 2014 is also the date set for the handover of Lufthansa direct flights in Düsseldorf. As of this date, 22 Lufthansa destinations will be served by Germanwings. Other routes, including some new ones, are to follow from the North Rhine-Westphalia hub over the course of the year. Düsseldorf will be the largest Germanwings station, with 68 destinations planned. Long-haul connections to New York/Newark (daily) and Chicago (5 flights a week), as well as the routes to Frankfurt and Munich will still be flown by Lufthansa.

New routes from Rhine/Main to Southeast Asia and America

Deutsche Lufthansa Airbus A340-313X (Star Alliance Livery) - D-AIGN - "Solingen"

Deutsche Lufthansa Airbus A340-313X – D-AIGN – “Solingen”

In the summer timetable of Lufthansa the range of flights to Southeast Asia will be improved substantially. From 30 March five weekly services (no service on Tuesdays or Wednesdays) will be offered non-stop from Frankfurt to the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. From 31 May this flight will continue to Jakarta, Indonesia. In addition, passengers can fly to Montreal in Canada not only from Munich but now also from Frankfurt. This flight operates as summer service five times per week.

Munich gets two new long-haul routes

Deutsche Lufthansa Airbus A340-642 - D-AIHH - "Wiesbaden"

Deutsche Lufthansa Airbus A340-642 – D-AIHH – “Wiesbaden”

There are new travel options from Munich too. Passengers can now fly non-stop to Mexico City from here as well as from Frankfurt. The Airbus A340-600 serves the new route five times a week (no service on Mondays and Wednesdays). A new flight will soon be offered between Munich and Toronto –operated with an Airbus A330 and equipped with the new First and Business Class. This daily flight supplements the Frankfurt service during summer, and thus offering two daily flight options to Canada’s leading financial metropolis.

Lufthansa to fly to the hub of All Nippon Airways, its partner carrier

All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 777-381ER Tail - JA734A

All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 777-381ER Tail – JA734A

With the change of flight timetable Lufthansa will mainly be flying to Haneda Airport (IATA Code: HND) in Tokyo. Japan’s biggest airport is situated just 14 kilometres to the south of the capital, making it fast and easy to get to the city center. From 30 March 2014 Lufthansa will be flying non-stop from Frankfurt and Munich to Tokyo-Haneda daily. Tokyo-Haneda also offers outstanding connections to the domestic Japanese route network of Lufthansa’s partner airline and joint venture partner All Nippon Airways (ANA). Lufthansa passengers in Haneda will be able to choose from a wide range of transfer connections to over 40 domestic Japanese destinations. The main connections will also be available for booking as code-share services with a Lufthansa flight number. Lufthansa’s existing destination airport Tokyo-Narita will remain part of the route network with one daily flight.

Six new long-haul aircraft

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Deutsche Lufthansa Boeing 747-830 – D-ABYH – “Thüringen”

Lufthansa is modernising its long-haul fleet and during the summer timetable alone will be adding seven new intercontinental aircraft to the fleet, which are more fuel-efficient and much quieter: Two new Airbus A380 will make it possible to extend the summer service on the routes from Frankfurt to New York (JFK), Beijing and San Francisco. Lufthansa will then operate a total of twelve A380 airliners. The Boeing 747-8 fleet will also see further rapid growth by the autumn, with four new aircraft bringing the total to 14. For the first time passengers will be able to enjoy the comfort of the “Queen of the Skies” also on flights from Frankfurt to Sao Paulo in Brazil. From the summer the new jumbo jet will even be flying twice daily to Los Angeles.

Non-stop to the beach

Deutsche Lufthansa Airbus A320-214

Deutsche Lufthansa Airbus A320-214

In Europe Lufthansa is expanding its route network to popular holiday destinations. For the first time Lufthansa will be flying from Munich to two new Mediterranean destinations that are very popular with holidaymakers: Lamezia Terme in the southern Italian region of Calabria and Bodrum in southwest Turkey. Both of these coastal cities are very closely situated to attractive seaside resorts, which can be accessed easily.

The Spanish coastal city of Valencia will also have a daily connection to Frankfurt in the summer timetable. The new route is in addition to the existing connections from Düsseldorf and Munich. A new seasonal service operating on Saturdays during summer 2014 also makes it possible to get to Montpellier in the south of France non-stop in 90 minutes from Frankfurt as well as from Munich.

Lufthansa offers complete holiday packages with flights and hotels for selected desti-nations, including many of those mentioned here, at www.lufthansaholidays.com. Members of the frequent flyer programme Miles & More can collect air miles for the full holiday price.

The Lufthansa Group airlines – Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Germanwings, Lufthansa and SWISS – collectively serve 301 destinations in 102 countries in the summer via their hubs in Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna and Zurich. The airlines’ range of flights is also supplemented by a large number of codeshare flights.

Source: Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Miles & More bonus programme to be moved to a subsidiary

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Courtesy: Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Courtesy: Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Executive Board and Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG propose moving the Miles & More bonus programme to a subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG to the Annual General Meeting

The Miles & More bonus programme is to be even more successful in its own company and will become more attractive for customers through additional programme partners. Revenue and profit should grow at a constant level in the coming years. The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG last Wednesday approved an internal restructuring with regard to the customer loyalty programme, which is the leader in Europe with more than 25 million participants in Europe.

The activities of the Miles & More bonus programme are to be bundled by moving and consolidating it in an independent company. The management and governance of the Miles & More bonus programme will be outsourced from Deutsche Lufthansa AG to the direct subsidiary Miles & More International GmbH. The subsidiary Lufthansa WorldShop GmbH will also be merged with Miles & More International GmbH. Miles & More International GmbH will operated under the name Miles & More GmbH in future and will conduct business from a single source.

The shareholders of Deutsche Lufthansa AG are to vote on the planned outsourcing of Miles & More at the upcoming Annual General Meeting on 29 April 2014.

Source: Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Lufthansa planeja operação única do Boeing 747-8I para o Rio de Janeiro em Julho

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Créditos: Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Créditos: Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

No dia 11JUL14 a Lufthansa está planejando operar um serviço extra entre Frankfurt (FRA-EDDF) – Rio de Janeiro (GIG-SBGL), a bordo do Boeing 747-8I. O voo de volta está programado para 14JUL14. Atualmente, apenas o serviço LH502 está disponível para reserva.

Time Table:

LH502 FRA1045 – 1725GIG 74H 11JUL14

LH2014 GIG1800 – 1030+1FRA 74H 14JUL14

Fonte: Airline Route.

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Lufthansa Plans One-Time Boeing 747-8I Service to Rio de Janeiro in July 2014

Credits: Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Credits: Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Lufthansa on 11JUL14 is to operate extra Frankfurt (FRA-EDDF) – Rio de Janeiro (GIG-SBGL) service, on board Boeing 747-8I. Return flight is scheduled on 14JUL14. Currently, only 11JUL14 service on LH502 is available for reservation.

Time Table:

LH502 FRA1045 – 1725GIG 74H 11JUL14

LH2014 GIG1800 – 1030+1FRA 74H 14JUL14

Source: Airline Route.