One day before the start of the Munich Oktoberfest, it’s “take-off” time again for Lufthansa Trachtencrews. Today, they will fly from Munich to Mexico City, followed on September 24 by the traditional “Dirndl Flight” to Washington, D.C. Instead of the classic Lufthansa uniform, the female flight attendants wear dirndls, while the men wear lederhosen.
It is traditional for many years for Lufthansa cabin crew to wear dirndl and lederhosen on selected flights from Munich to German, European and intercontinental destination during the Oktoberfest. This also includes Lufthansa ground staff in Terminal 2’s passenger service department.
The renowned Lufthansa dirndl is again designed by the Munich costume design specialists, Angermaier. As in prior years, the collection is certified according to “STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX”. All materials were made sustainably. All material was produced in Europe and includes cloth woven exclusively in Austria.
Above the clouds, it’s Oktoberfest time, too. Lufthansa is serving Bavarian specialties in First and Business Class until the end of September. In Terminal lounges it’s Oktoberfest, too where traditional Bavarian delicacies will also be served.
Deutsche Lufthansa AG, commonly shortened to Lufthansa, serves as the flag carrier of Germany. When combined with its subsidiaries, it stands as the second-largest airline in Europe in terms of passengers carried, after the ultra low-cost carrier Ryanair.
Lufthansa is also one of the five founding members of Star Alliance, which is the world’s largest airline alliance, formed in 1997.
Besides its own services, and owning subsidiary passenger airlines Austrian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, Brussels Airlines, and Eurowings (referred to in English by Lufthansa as its Passenger Airline Group), Deutsche Lufthansa AG owns several aviation-related companies, such as Lufthansa Technik and LSG Sky Chefs, as part of the Lufthansa Group. In total, the group has over 700 aircraft, making it one of the largest airline fleets in the world.