Lufthansa German Airlines, being Europe’s largest airline landed its first 5 Starhansa flight in Johannesburg, South Africa on 5 December 2017.
The 5 Starhansa model derives from Lufthansa being certified as one of the world’s five star airlines by Skytrax, the World Airline Rating Specialists.
This follows on Lufthansa honouring 55 years of connecting South Africa to the world and the world to South Africa in May 2017.
“It comes to no surprise that the first 5 Starhansa flight landed in Johannesburg, since the city has well established itself as a renowned world class African hub,” says Dr André Schulz, Lufthansa Group Southern Africa General Manager.
The five star recognition means that Lufthansa is the only airline in Europe to receive this accolade, as the rest of the five star certified airlines are from Asia and the Middle East. Lufthansa is continuously committed to delivering premium service and first-rate comfort.
“Even though Lufthansa First Class has previously been awarded the five star rating for years, we are delighted about the fact that our entire airline has now received the same certification,” commented Dr. Schulz.
“This recognition makes us part of a very elite group and gives us a lot of confidence for the future. As the leading airline in technology and innovation, we shall continue to play a vital role in strengthening our airline ventures in South Africa,” concludes Dr Schulz.