Friday, February 5, 2016

Super Bowl 50 To Stream Live Via Lufthansa’s In-Flight Entertainment

NFL Championship available on long-haul flights via Sports 24
From the coin toss through to the awarding of the Vince Lombardi Trophy, American football fans flying Lufthansa won’t miss a minute of action on Super Bowl Sunday. The big game will broadcast live on Sports 24, which is available for free viaLufthansa’s in-flight entertainment (IFE) systemAccording to schedule Lufthansa will have 15 long-haul flights to and from North America in the air during the Super Bowl game.

Having the NFL Championship game and other major sporting events available live is part of Lufthansa’s commitment to providing full-service travel to its customers. Passengers can access the game using their own personal device or through in-seat monitors on all long-haul aircraft equipped with FlyNet®, Lufthansa’s broadband Internet service.
Lufthansa introduced the Sports 24 in 2012. The channel is included with FlyNet’s free and exclusive portal, which also features news, flight and destination details, and other live TV selections.
With two different services – Internet access via WLAN or mobile telephony via GSM/GPRS – FlyNet ensures a fast and secure connection. In addition to the free news and entertainment options, passengers can surf the Web, access social media platforms, send and receive SMS and MMS messages, connect to a VPN, and send e-mails with large attachments cost-effectively.
Long considered an industry pioneer, in 2000 Lufthansa was the first airline to offer Wi-Fi hotspots on board. By 2014, all of Lufthansa’s long-haul aircraft were equipped with broadband technology – another industry first – and in 2016 Lufthansa will be the first network airline in Europe with on-board Internet connection on short- and medium-haul flights.

About Lufthansa
One of the world's largest and most prestigious airlines, Lufthansa, serving 21 North American gateways, currently flies to 198 destinations in 77 countries. The air carrier offers hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. With the Lufthansa Group acquisition of Austrian Airlines, SWISS and a stake in Brussels Airlines, additional hubs include Vienna, Brussels, and Zurich. The entire Group flew a total of 108 million passengers in 2015 and currently serves 261 destinations in 101 countries worldwide. Lufthansa, along with its Group members and Star Alliance partners, serves over 1,300 destinations worldwide. An industry innovator, Lufthansa has long been committed to environmental care and sustainability, operating one of the most technologically-advanced and fuel-efficient fleets in the world. Its long-haul fleet to and from North America includes the Boeing 747-8 and the Airbus A380— the industries’ two most environmentally-friendly passenger aircraft. Lufthansa is the largest European operator of the A380 and was also the launch customer for the new Boeing 747-8. The Lufthansa Group currently has 259 new aircraft on order worth €35 billion in list prices, to be delivered by 2025. Known for its premium services, Lufthansa continues to build new or upgrade existing lounge facilities across its worldwide network. In 2014, Lufthansa introduced its new Premium Economy Class which offers further comfort and more personal space. Lufthansa’s entire long-haul fleet now features all new onboard products in each class– bringing Lufthansa one step closer to becoming the first five-star airline in the Western Hemisphere. Additionally, the entire Lufthansa long-haul fleet is equipped with its onboard broadband wireless Internet service, FlyNet. For more information or reservations, visit
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