• Lufthansa, Swiss and co to share new 'standard' seat for Airbus A320s

    Lufthansa plans an all-new seat design for its Airbus A320 jets from 2019, with the same seat also being fitted to sibling airlines Swiss, Austrian, Eurowings and Brussels Airlines. The seat will serve for both 'EuroBusiness' and economy class cabins, with business class passengers continui...

    POSTED 27 Jan, 2018 3 Comments

  • Photos: Lufthansa's new Boeing 777X business class seats revealed

    Here are the first photos of Lufthansa's all-new business class seats for its Boeing 777X (777-9) jets, which will begin flying from 2020. As previously and exclusively revealed by Australian Business Traveller, the next-gen design finally provides direct aisle access for every passenger: no mor...

    POSTED 24 Nov, 2017 20 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss kick off joint venture

    Australian business travellers bound for Europe could find their path lies a little smoother with the launch of a joint venture between Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa Group. The agreement covers Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines end embraces flights between Singapore, Australia and German...

    POSTED 10 Oct, 2017 14 Comments

  • Swiss to get fleet-wide inflight Internet in 2018

    Swiss will see its Swiss Connect inflight Internet service extended across the rest of its fleet in 2018, following this year's final fit-out of siblings Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines. The satellite-based WiFi system made its debut on Swiss' new Boeing 777-300ER jets, which we reviewed here, b...

    POSTED 22 May, 2017 0 Comments

  • Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines to trial free inflight Internet

    Lufthansa will offer free inflight Internet access on selected flights within Europe as the airline begins to roll out the satellite-based FlyNet technology across its Airbus A320 fleet. The German flag-carrier, and its sibling Austrian Airlines, will each upgrade five A320s to the high-speed sa...

    POSTED 11 Jan, 2017 1 Comment

  • Lufthansa, Swiss see more Aussie flyers via Singapore, Hong Kong

    Lufthansa and Swiss expect to fly more Australians to Europe via Singapore and Hong Kong this year on the back of new Boeing 777 services and a joint venture with Star Alliance partner Singapore Airlines. The two airlines already count Australia as the largest market to which they don't actually...

    POSTED 16 Mar, 2016 25 Comments

  • Great new business seat makes Austrian a decent choice for Europe

    Star Alliance member Austrian Airlines is revamping its entire fleet with a new fully flat business class seat, which will provide yet another top-notch option for Australians heading to Europe. Austrian's new seat is similar to the one used on Swiss, Brussels Airlines and Finnair. It's a fully ...

    POSTED 10 Oct, 2012 5 Comments

  • Vienna's new terminal: connect to your next flight in 25 minutes

    Austria's Vienna International Airport reckons it has cracked what many travellers would consider Mission Impossible: a 25 minute transfer time between arriving and connecting flights. That world-beating figure is the least amount of time the airport and its airlines reckon it should t...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2012 2 Comments

  • Photos: Star Alliance's slick new iPhone app

    Travellers with Star Alliance member airlines such as Air China, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Thai and United have scored a dedicated iPhone app this morning. As you would expect, "Star Alliance Navigator" makes it easy to find flights for any route with a Star Alliance airline, but also...

    POSTED 29 Jul, 2011 1 Comment

  • Lufthansa reveals new European seating with more capacity and legroom

    Lufthansa has finally revealed the cabin revamp for its short and medium-haul fleet. The European cabin upgrade involves some 32,000 new seats installed on over 180 aircraft, and provides passengers with more legroom while increasing the capacity of Lufthansa’s fleet and reducing weight.&nb...

    POSTED 24 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

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