For football fans all over the world, this is the event of the year: the 2018 Football World Cup in Russia from 14 June to 15 July. The Lufthansa Group is also on fire. Various national teams fly with the airlines of the Lufthansa Group to the tournament in Russia, including the German team, the Swiss national team and the Belgian Red Devils. Find impressions of flights operated by Lufthansa, SWISS and Brussels Airlines.
The Lufthansa Group has been preparing for the start of the World Cup for a long time. Lufthansa Technik provided a special branding of the "Fanhansa Mannschaftsflieger", the LSG subsidiary Spirant, the specialist for on-board equipment of the Lufthansa Group, contributed to a personal feel-good atmosphere on board with its headrests embroidered especially for the players. And the LSG Sky Chefs served athlete-friendly menus on board. Lufthansa Cargo flew a soccer goal of the 2014 World Cup from Brazil to Germany during this time and thereby became involved in the fundraising campaign "7:1 Yours".
But even across countries, the upcoming World Cup shows some parallels to the 130,000 strong Lufthansa team. So you can find some characters on the field as well as at work, as our team types show. Stefan Kuntz, Germany's U21 national coach and Susanne Berthold-Neumann, Lufthansa pro team coach, will explain how a team is made from many talents.
Whether the DFB team around national coach Joachim Löw can defend the World Cup title or this time another of the teams wins the cup. The Lufthansa Group is looking forward to a championship full of emotion, excitement and team spirit.
The Lufthansa Group is offering 85 additional flights to and from Russia for the World Cup. This means that football fans have 18,000 more seats than usual to travel to the tournament and support their team. Lufthansa is increasing its range of flights from Frankfurt from four to up to six, in Munich from two to up to four daily connections to Moscow (Domodedovo). Between Frankfurt and Moscow, an Airbus A330 will also operate once a day except Fridays from 1 June to 31 July.
During the tournament, passengers on Lufthansa long-haul flights will be able to watch World Cup matches via the live TV channels on the screen in their seats as well as on their personal device (via FlyNet connection).
During the FIFA World Cup, Lufthansa passengers on flights from Germany are being special soccer-themed snacks on board. Our team at LSG Sky Chefs teamed up with well-known brands before the games. 37,000 chocolate soccer lollipops, 365,000 soccer-branded pralines and 400,000 cocktail snacks were ordered.
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