Veterans Advantage and Lufthansa Announce New Military Discount Partnership on Airfares
APRIL 2019 – Today, Lufthansa and Veterans Advantage announced a new military discount of up to five percent on airfare for Veterans Advantage members with the VetRewards Card.
The Veterans Advantage discount is available on transatlantic flights on Lufthansa Passenger Airlines, which includes Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines and Austrian Airlines, as well as Brussels Airlines.
“With this partnership, we hope to provide all U.S. military personnel, veterans, National Guard, reservists, and their families, enrolled in Veterans Advantage, more opportunities to see the world,” said Tamur Goudarzi Pour, Vice President Airline Sales, Lufthansa Group, The Americas. “Working with astute organizations as Veterans Advantage, the Lufthansa Group remains committed to serving this important region and we are proud to grow our roots of corporate citizenship and partnership in the U.S.”
VetRewards Cardholders can book all four airlines’ Veterans Advantage discounts on a private reservation engine hosted on the Veterans Advantage member site (VeteransAdvantage.com). Members can also enroll in Miles & More, the airlines’ reward points program, to accumulate points with their discounted fare for future travel.
“Today’s partnership now gives our members the very best air travel options to Europe,” said Scott Higgins, co-founder and CEO of Veterans Advantage. “We are delighted to welcome the Lufthansa Group, the world’s largest airline group, to our coalition of airline partners.”
Since Presidents Day 2001, Veterans Advantage has provided military credentials to over one million members to redeem military discounts. All military personnel, veterans, National Guard & Reserve are eligible. Immediate family of the current or former service member can also enroll.
Lufthansa is the sixth major airline to join the Veterans Advantage partner coalition. It is independently rated as Europe’s first and only five-Star airline, making it one of the ten best premium airlines in the world. Lufthansa also won the title of ‘Best Airline in Europe’ for 2018, for the second time in a row, as rated by Skytrax, the UK airline rating agency.
About The Lufthansa Group
The Lufthansa Group is divided into the three strategic areas of Hub Airlines, Point-to-Point Business and Service Companies. The Group’s network carriers, with their premium brands of Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines, serve its home market from their Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich and Vienna hubs. With its Eurowings brand, the Group also offers short- and long-haul point-to-point services in the growing private travel market. And with its service companies, which are all global market leaders in their individual industries, the Lufthansa Group has found success in further areas of the aviation business.
The Lufthansa Group’s airlines currently (Summer Schedule) serve 343 destinations in 103 countries on four continents and offer 15,415 weekly frequencies. The Group’s total fleet comprises some 728 aircraft and its member airlines will be taking delivery of 180 new aircraft between now and 2025. In 2017, the Lufthansa Group employed around 130,000 personnel, welcomed 130 million passengers aboard its flights and generated sales of around EUR 35.6 billion.
The Lufthansa Group is headed by its five-member Executive Board. Carsten Spohr is Chairman & CEO; Thorsten Dirks is in charge of Eurowings and aviation services; Harry Hohmeister bears responsibility for the commercial management of the Group’s hub airlines and airports; Ulrik Svensson is head of finance and IT; and Dr. Bettina Volkens is in charge of HR and legal affairs.
For further information please visit www.lufthansagroup.com.
ABOUT VETERANS ADVANTAGE
Veterans Advantage, PBC, is a military marketing, media, and technology company, co-founded in 2000 by Scott Higgins, a Vietnam War Veteran, and Lin Higgins, the proud daughter of a U.S. Marine. As a registered public benefit corporation, the Veterans Advantage team is passionate about its socially-responsible mission of creating new, exclusive military benefits for active duty, veterans, and their families enrolled in Veterans Advantage and for those who subscribe to VetRewards, its premium benefit plan. It works with its partner coalition of travel industry leaders, top retailers, and major service providers to create A Real Thank You™ that delivers new military discounts for the men and women who have given so much to protect our freedoms.
Learn more at www.VeteransAdvantage.com, browse our Press Kit, or contact us at press (at) veteransadvantage (dot) com.
Lufthansa Group Media Relations
Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Corporate Communications, The Americas
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Tel: +1 516-296-9474
press (at) veteransadvantage (dot) com