This year, Lufthansa will operate flights where the entire cabin crew will dress up in traditional Bavarian Lederhosen and Dirndls, including two A380 flights from Munich to Beijing and Los Angeles. These flights will be LH722 (MUC-PEK) departing 23 September and LH452 (MUC-LAX) on 3 October.
The crew on selected regional flights will also dress up in traditional costumes on routes from Munich to Amsterdam, Lyon, Gdansk, Milan, Sofia, Brussels, Ancona, Belgrade, Warsaw, Cologne and Münster.
Lufthansa ground staff in Terminal 2 of Munich Airport are also getting dressed up for the occasion. In addition, Lufthansa is serving traditional Oktoberfest foods in all of its Munich Airport lounges, including pretzels, white sausages, apple strudel, duck and leberkäs.
Celebrating Oktoberfest is an annual tradition for Lufthansa, which operates one of its two hubs in the festival’s home of Munich. Last year, the airline offered Oktoberfest beer directly out of the keg on selected flights.
Oktoberfest runs for 16 days each year from mid-September until early October. The Bavarian beer-drinking festival, which finishes on the first Sunday of October, receives over 7 million visitors each year and serves around 6.9 million litres of beer annually.
It’s great to see airlines embracing their local culture and traditions. And of course, Lufthansa is not the only national airline to embrace their heritage. Many airlines around the world showcase the best of their country’s local cuisine through their catering, such as Finnair serving reindeer in Business Class or Swiss Air’s rotating “Taste of Switzerland” Business Class menus which showcase local specialities from many different regions of Switzerland.
Are you lucky enough to be booked on one of Lufthansa’s Oktoberfest flights?