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Whether you’re travelling to Frankfurt to close an important business deal, or flying to the land of ideas and opportunities for some Oktoberfest indulgence, you’re likely to fall in love with the way Lufthansa flies.

Lufthansa Airlines (code LH) is the German national carrier and founding airline of the Star Alliance network. Lufthansa is well established and prides itself on outstanding service on the ground and in the air; and with a couple of big A380’s thrown into the mix they’re definitely keeping up with the times.

Boasting one of the world’s largest route networks, Lufthansa affords you the ultimate in flight flexibility when planning your trip – a nonnegotiable necessity if you’re flying for important business. In addition to this, Lufthansa’s Star Alliance network extends the airlines coverage to 16 000 daily flights to 855 airports in 155 countries around the world.

Direct Flights from South Africa to Germany

You can get direct flights from South Africa to Germany weekly. Lufthansa Airlines offers direct flights from the following South African hubs:

  • Direct Lufthansa Flights from Cape Town to Munich (in our summer months: November through March)
  • Direct Lufthansa Flights from Johannesburg to Frankfurt (all year round)
  • Johannesburg to Munich on their codeshare flight with SAA (all year round)

Check In

Lufthansa check in counters are located in the international departure terminal 2 on the upper deck at Cape Town International Airport.

Check in for Lufthansa flights from Johannesburg in the international departure terminal A at OR Tambo Airport, counters 98-104.

Suggested check in time for all international Lufthansa flights from South Africa is 2-3 hours before departure.

Lufthansa Baggage Allowance

The free baggage allowance for Lufthansa passengers is extremely generous and is stipulated by the airline as follows:

  • Economy Class passengers – 1 bag (23kg)
  • Business Class passengers – 2 bags (up to 32kg each)
  • First Class passengers – 3 bags (up to 32 kg each)

Remember, ‘free baggage’ refers to the allowance that is included in the price of your Lufthansa flight ticket.

Up in the Air

Lufthansa’s fleet covers aircraft of virtually every size, including eight A380-800 aircraft. There’s even one called Johannesburg and it’s used on direct flights from OR Tambo to Frankfurt. Lufthansa’s A380 is something to behold; immaculate German engineering in the truest sense of the word.

Offering room for more than 500 passengers, the Lufthansa A380 incorporates 420 economy class seats, 8 in first class, and a whopping 98 business class seats!

The Economy Class cabin on Lufthansa’s A380 offers a more spacious design than ever before. Latest generation ergonomic seats offer a superior level of comfort and are up to 3 centimetres wider with more legroom to boot. Now you can enjoy the best in Lufthansa inflight entertainment with your personal touch screen monitor. Find out more about the A380.

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Lufthansa’s dense route network serves 181 destinations in 76 countries, and that’s not counting the seamless connections to destinations further afield afforded by the Star Alliance membership.

Book your Lufthansa flights in South Africa with Travelstart. Find direct flights to Germany with Lufthansa Airlines on Travelstart and save. Germany’s national carrier offers weekly flights from South Africa. Lufthansa flights from South Africa originate in Cape Town (summer months) and Johannesburg (year round). Check for Lufthansa flight availability now with Travelstart’s easy-to-use online flight search.

The information on this page is correct as of September 2014. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.

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