As a result of the current situation in Iraq, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines will initially suspend flights to and from Erbil until Tuesday until further notice. Flights to Erbil are operated daily by Austrian Airlines from Vienna and twice a week by Lufthansa from Frankfurt.
Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines regret any inconvenience that these short-notice cancellations may cause their customers. The safety of passengers and crews remains the company’s highest priority.
The airlines of the Lufthansa Group will continue to make a detour around
Iraqi airspace, for example on flights to Asia and the Middle East.
The Group is involved in questions of airspace safety and remains in close and regular contact with the relevant national security authorities worldwide and in Iraq.
One of the world's largest and most prestigious airlines, Lufthansa currently flies to 253 destinations in 103 countries, with hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, and with the Lufthansa Group acquisition of Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and SWISS – Vienna, Brussels and Zurich. From its 20 North American gateways, Lufthansa and its partners serve over 450 destinations in more than 120 countries. An industry innovator, Lufthansa has long been committed to environmental care and sustainability, operating the most technologically-advanced and fuel-efficient fleet in the world. Its long-haul fleet to and from North America includes the Boeing 747-400 and the 747-8, as well as the Airbus A330, A340 and A380. Currently, Lufthansa has nearly 300 new aircraft worth about $48 billion on order. Lufthansa is the largest European operator of the A380 and was the launch customer for the new Boeing 747-8, the industries’ two most fuel-efficient passenger aircraft. Known for its premium services, Lufthansa continues its $150 million program earmarked for building new or upgrading existing lounge facilities across its worldwide network and will spend more than $3.6 billion in new onboard products and services by 2015. In 2010, Lufthansa re-launched its broadband wireless Internet service onboard, FlyNet. For more information or reservations, visitwww.LH.com.