Lufthansa is the largest airline in Europe both in terms of numbers of passengers and fleet size. Lufthansa commenced operations in 1955 operating out of Germany. It has a number of subsidiaries including Germanwings, Austrian Airlines, Sun Express and Swiss International Airlines.
Lufthansa has a fleet of 270 planes flying to 220 destinations worldwide. In 2014 its turnover was a whopping €30bn and employs 118,000 staff.
Lufthansa flight delays
Lufthansa has a good record with regard to flight delays, with an average flight delay time for the UK market of 10.33 minutes placing them 11th out of 35 airlines operating in the UK.
In 2015, 2.57% of their UK flights suffered a flight delay of 1 hour or more and just 0.13% had a 3 hour or more delayed flight.
Lufthansa flight delay compensation
Perhaps due to the fact that Lufthansa are a very large organisation with significant resources, they are fairly efficient when it comes to dealing with claims we submit to them for flight delay compensation. We have had to issue legal proceedings against them in Germany in order for them to reply on occasion but, having taken that stance, they now see the Fairplane UK correspondence and put our clients’ delayed flight compensation claims to the top of the pile.