This year, Lufthansa commemorates 50 years of service to two of the carrier’s key U.S. gateways – Boston and Philadelphia. When initiated in 1965, flight LH 420 traveled twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays) from Frankfurt to Boston and then on to Philadelphia. The service, which utilized a Boeing 720 B Intercontinental Jet, provided Boston with its only non-stop connection to Frankfurt and made Lufthansa the only European airline operating to and from Philadelphia’s International Airport.
Today, Lufthansa offers daily, non-stop flights between Philadelphia and Frankfurt. From Boston, there’s daily service to Munich, as well as twice-daily flights to Frankfurt, including service via Lufthansa’s flagship Boeing 747-8 aircraft.
On the ground, at Boston’s Logan International Airport, premium passengers have access to Lufthansa’s own Senator and Business Class Lounges, the first in the U.S. to embrace the airline’s new design concept, offering passengers comfort and convenience on the ground. At Philadelphia International Airport, through Lufthansa’s Star Alliance Partnership, Lufthansa’s Business Class and status passengers have access to the United Lounge located in Terminal D. Additionally, passengers with children will appreciate Philadelphia International Airport’s popular Ready for Take Off aviation play area.
One of the world's largest and most prestigious airlines, Lufthansa currently flies to 207 destinations in 76 countries, with hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. With the Lufthansa Group acquisition of Austrian Airlines, SWISS and a stake in Brussels Airlines, Vienna, Brussels, and Zurich were added as additional hubs and the entire Group flew a total of 106 million passengers in 2014. From its 21 North American gateways, Lufthansa — voted by Fortune as one of the five most admired airlines in the world — along with its Group members and Star Alliance partners, serve over 1,300 destinations worldwide. 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 747-8, as well as the Airbus A380. Currently, Lufthansa has over 272 new aircraft worth about USD 46 billion in list prices on order. Lufthansa is the largest European operator of the A380 and was also the launch customer for the new Boeing 747-8, the industries’ two most fuel-efficient passenger aircraft. Known for its premium services, Lufthansa continues to build new or upgrade existing lounge facilities across its worldwide network and will spend more than USD 3.7 billion in new products and services by 2016. In 2014, Lufthansa introduced its new Premium Economy Class which offers further comfort and more personal space. In the first quarter of 2015, Lufthansa will finish revamping its First Class, followed by the completion of its Business Class retrofit in the second quarter. By the end of the third quarter of 2015, the new Premium Economy Class will be installed throughout the entire fleet – bringing Lufthansa one step closer to becoming the first five-star airline in the Western Hemisphere. Additionally, nearly the entire Lufthansa long-haul fleet is equipped with its onboard broadband wireless Internet service, FlyNet. For more information or reservations, visit www.LH.com