TORONTO – Starting this summer, Lufthansa Group passengers will be able to book an Economy ‘Light’ fare on routes to North America served by Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines.
At the basic rate, the new fare promises to be the least expensive option for budget-conscious passengers travelling with carry-on luggage and who do not require ticket flexibility. For an additional fee, passengers will be allowed to add one piece of luggage or request a seat reservation on an individual basis. Meals and drinks will continue to be served onboard, free of charge.
Lufthansa has been testing a ‘Light’ fare since October 2017 on select routes between Scandinavia and North America. Passengers can buy a basic rate with carry-on luggage for flights between Sweden, Denmark, Norway and select North American destinations.
In 2015, the Lufthansa Group Airlines introduced a Light fare for their European routes, the difference between airfare options mainly having to do with free baggage allowance, seat reservations and the possibilities to cancel or rebook flights.
All fares include standard features such as carry-on luggage weighing up to 17 lbs, snacks and drinks onboard, fixed seat assignment at check-in as well as bonus and status miles.