Lufthansa and Germanwings plan sales and frequent flyer co-operation

Starting on 1 September, members of Lufthansa’s Miles & More frequent flyer programme will be able not only to exchange miles on all Germanwings flights but also to collect award miles.

From then on, the same fixed mileage amounts for individual booking classes that currently apply to Miles & More members on all Lufthansa flights will also apply on Germanwings flights.

The Germanwings frequent flyer programme, the Boomerang Club, will continue to exist independently of the Miles & More partnership. Before each flight, passengers who have both a Miles & More and a Boomerang Club card will be able to select the frequent flyer programme in which they wish to collect the miles for that flight.

In the next phase of co-operation, from the beginning of 2011, interline fares will be available for Lufthansa and Germanwings flights. This means that travel agencies and Lufthansa sales points will be able to book and sell an outbound or return flight with both airlines in a single transaction and from a single source. Customers of both airlines will profit from greater flexibility with regard to travel and booking options and will save time and effort when making their travel arrangements.

Lufthansa and Germanwings say they are planning to co-operate in the corporate travel segment from the beginning of 2011 so that they can extend the benefits of their partnership to their corporate customers.

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