Lufthansa Group joins ALTA’s associated airlines group
Panama, October 25, 2018 – The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) is pleased to announce that its group of member airlines continues to expand and strengthen with the arrival of the Lufthansa Group: an aviation group with operations throughout the world and strong relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.
Companies from the Lufthansa Group are long-standing members of ALTA: Lufthansa Systems is an active member since 2004 and Lufthansa Technik since 2013. Now, the airline segment, integrated by Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings, joined.
Luis Felipe de Oliveira, ALTA’s Executive Director, comments: “We are very pleased to welcome Lufthansa once again. This time to the airlines group. Lufthansa is the largest airline in Europe and a very important transport company for the Latin American market. The trust placed by Lufthansa in ALTA is product of the work we are doing to make the association more relevant and generate greater benefits to our members, while boosting the economic benefit for the populations we serve. The arrival of Lufthansa Group to ALTA will allow us to jointly work on projects to increase connectivity with the rest of the world and contribute to the economic and social development of the region”.
Tamur Goudarzi Pour, Vice-President the Americas Lufthansa Group Airlines, comments: “For the Lufthansa Group, it is a great honor to join the prestigious Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA). Although two of the group’s companies were already part of ALTA, with this incorporation of the group’s airlines, we take a step forward in our strong objective of continuing to consolidate our presence in Latin America and the Caribbean, a region in which we have always believed and in which we will continue betting to provide every day not only the best service, but also the security to our customers that we constantly work in favor of their interests and satisfaction. Thanks to ALTA for receiving the Lufthansa Group with open arms”.
Lufthansa joins the group of 11 ALTA member airlines with origins outside Latin America and the Caribbean that have operations in the region.
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 25,128 weekly frequencies. The Group’s total fleet comprises some 728 aircraft and its member airlines will be taking delivery of 174 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. For further information please visit www.lufthansagroup.com.
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