Oktoberfest is kicking off in Germany this week and as a tradition, Lufthansa arranged a couple of special flights on certain routes as of today.
Lufthansa’s Oktoberfest Flights
Even though the pandemic suspended Oktoberfest, Lufthansa continued to celebrate its tradition every year for the past 17 years. And this year, the airline will fly with Oktoberfest crews on the following routes:
- September 15, 2023: Flights from Munich to Mexico City (MEX)
- September 24, 2022: Flights from Munich to Washington DC (IAD)
- Flights on numerous European and German routes from Munich
New Oktoberfest Uniforms
Lufthansa also presented a new Oktoberfest costume design last year for its “Trachtencrew.” Trachtencrew wears a traditional Bavarian costume called Lederhosen for male and Dirndls for female crews instead of the regular navy and yellow Lufthansa uniform.
The new Oktoberfest uniforms are sustainably produced dirndl designed by Munich-based costume specialist Angermaier. The female costume, Wiesn dirndl has silver woven flowers with a color-coordinated apron and metal clasp on the apron band. The male crew will wear short leather trousers with a classically cut waistcoat in the same fabric.
Oktoberfest in Lufthansa Lounges and On-Board
Over the coming weeks, Lufthansa will be serving Oktoberfest-themed Bavarian specialties in First and Business Class. Guests will also receive roasted almonds, Oktoberfest chocolates and gingerbread hearts.
At Lufthansa’s Munich Lounges in Terminal 2 and in the satellite building, Leberkäs’ (meatloaf), pretzels and Weißwürste will traditionally be served. Moreover, at the Lufthansa First Class Lounge in Munich, the lounge restaurant will have a special menu: A festive soup, followed by roasted duck in traditional style. The finale will be a homemade apple strudel with vanilla sauce, roasted almonds and rum sultanas.
Lufthansa is back again to celebrate 2023’s Oktoberfest both on board and on the ground with special traditional Bavarian meals and snacks. Also, a new Oktoberfest costume has been presented after five years manufactured from sustainable materials.