Lufthansa Group Airlines Introduce New Economy “Light” Fare on North American Routes

  • New fare includes carry-on luggage; bookable as of summer 2018
  • Add one piece of luggage or request a seat reservation on an individual basis
  • Successful test phase on routes between Scandinavia and North America

As of summer 2018, Lufthansa Group passengers will be able to book an Economy “Light” fare on routes to North America served by Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines. At the basic rate, the new fare is the least expensive option for price-conscious passengers traveling with carry-on luggage and who do not require ticket flexibility. For an additional fee, passengers will be allowed to add one piece of luggage or request a seat reservation on an individual basis. Meals and drinks will continue to be served to passengers on board, free-of-charge.

Lufthansa has been testing a Light fare since October 2017 on select routes between Scandinavia and North America. Passengers can buy a basic rate with carry-on luggage for flights between Sweden, Denmark, Norway and select North American destinations.

In 2015, the Lufthansa Group Airlines introduced a Light fare for their European routes. The various airfare options mainly differ with respect to the free baggage allowance, seat reservations, as well as the possibilities to cancel or rebook flights. All fares include standard features such as carry-on luggage weighing up to 17 lbs, snacks and drinks on board, fixed seat assignment at check-in, as well as bonus and status miles.

About The Lufthansa Group
The Lufthansa Group is the world’s biggest airline group in in terms of revenue, and is also the market leader in Europe’s airline sector. The Group strives to be the “First Choice in Aviation” for its customers, employees, shareholders and partners. And safety, quality, reliability and innovation are the prime credentials and priorities of all its business activities. The Lufthansa Group is divided into the three strategic areas of Hub Airlines, Point-to-Point Business and Service Companies.The Group’s network carriers, with their premium brands of Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines, serve its home market from their Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich and Vienna hubs. With its Eurowings brand, the Group also offers short- and long-haul point-to-point services in the growing private travel market. And with its service companies, which are all global market leaders in their individual industries, the Lufthansa Group has found success in further areas of the aviation business. The Lufthansa Group’s airlines currently (Summer Schedule) serve 343 destinations in 103 countries on four continents and offer 15,415 weekly frequencies. The Group’s total fleet comprises some 728 aircraft and its member airlines will be taking delivery of 180 new aircraft between now and 2025. In 2017, the Lufthansa Group employed around 130,000 personnel, welcomed 130 million passengers aboard its flights and generated sales of around EUR 35.6 billion. The Lufthansa Group is headed by its five-member Executive Board. Carsten Spohr is Chairman & CEO; Thorsten Dirks is in charge of Eurowings and aviation services; Harry Hohmeister bears responsibility for the commercial management of the Group’s hub airlines and airports; Ulrik Svensson is head of finance and IT; and Dr. Bettina Volkens is in charge of HR and legal affairs.