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Lufthansa Bringing Back Trachtencrews In Time For Oktoberfest


  • Lufthansa is bringing back their Trachtencrews for the seventeenth year on select flights during Oktoberfest season.
  • Angermaier, the Munich costume design specialists, will design the Lufthansa dirndls, which are made sustainably with materials produced in Europe.
  • Lufthansa will also serve Bavarian specialties on their flights and in their Terminal Lounges during Oktoberfest, although specific menu details have not been announced.

Lufthansa is kicking off the Oktoberfest season in style. The German carrier is bringing back the Trachtencrews. Instead of the classic Lufthansa uniform, the female flight attendants will wear dirndls, while the men will wear lederhosen on select flights across the company’s route map.

Where can we see the Trachtencrews?

Lufthansa crew members wearing traditional Munich costumes during the Oktoberfest season have become a quintessential part of the airline’s proud heritage. It is something that happens every year, and is very well received by passengers. This is the seventeenth year Lufthansa will operate the dirndl fights and welcome visitors to the Oktoberfest on the ground and onboard with Bavarian flair.

This year, Oktoberfest is set to begin on Saturday, September 16. Today is take-off time for Lufthansa Tracthencrews, who will fly from Munich Airport (MUC) to Mexico City (MEX), followed on September 24 by the traditional “Dirndl Flight” to Washington, DC (IAD). During this period, Lufthansa will also operate special Oktoberfest-related flights from London Stansted to Munich.

It has been a long tradition for Lufthansa cabin crew to wear dirndl and lederhosen on selected flights from Munich to various German, European, and intercontinental destinations during Oktoberfest. The tradition continues with Lufthansa ground staff in Terminal 2’s passenger service department.

Angermaier, the Munich costume design specialists, will design again the Lufthansa dirndl. The airline also said the collection is certified according to “STANDARD 100 by OEKOTEX”, which means all materials were made sustainably. All material was produced in Europe, including cloth woven exclusively in Austria.

Lufthansa will also take Oktoberfest to the skies. The German carrier will serve Bavarian specialties in first and business class until the end of September. Across the airline’s terminal lounges, traditional Bavarian delicacies will also be served. So far, Lufthansa has not publicly announced which Bavarian delicacies will be served, but we can look at previous years for a hint.

Two Lufthansa Boeing 747s

Photo: Markus Mainka/Shutterstock.

In 2022, Lufthansa’s guests received roasted almonds, Oktoberfest chocolates, and gingerbread hearts on flights. In the lounges in Frankfurt and Munich, the airline served Leberkäs’ (meatloaf), pretzels, and Weißwürste. Additionally, the first class lounge restaurant, which was festively decorated for the season, began with a festive soup, followed by traditional roasted duck. The finale was a homemade apple strudel with vanilla sauce, roasted almonds, and rum sultanas.

Lufthansa’s long-haul flights from Munich and Frankfurt

The German carrier operates 294 weekly flights of 3,000 or more miles from Frankfurt and 149 weekly flights from Munich. Three thousand miles is one standard for long-haul flights. From Munich, Lufthansa serves 24 long-haul destinations, with the most important being Chicago O’Hare (ORD), where it operates 13 weekly flights.

Other destinations include Bangkok, Bombay, Boston, Charlotte, Delhi, Denver, Newark, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo Haneda, Washington, Seoul Incheon, New York JFK, Osaka, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Beijing, Shanghai, San Diego, San Francisco, Singapore, Montreal, Vancouver, and Toronto.

From Frankfurt, Lufthansa serves 40 long-haul destinations. The most important are Boston, Washington, New York JFK, and Chicago O’Hare, with 14 weekly flights each.

What do you think about Lufthansa’s Oktoberfest cabin crew uniforms? Let us know in the comments below.


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    IATA/ICAO Code:

    Airline Type:
    Full Service Carrier

    Frankfurt Airport, Munich Airport

    Year Founded:

    Star Alliance

    Airline Group:
    Lufthansa Group

    Carsten Spohr


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    A wide body Airbus A340 docked at the gate and loaded with supplies from the other side for long haul flight. Early morning airplane traffic movement of Lufthansa aircraft with their logo visible on the tarmac and docked via jetbridge or air bridge at the terminal at Munich MUC EDDM international airport in Bavaria, Germany, Flughafen München in German. Deutsche Lufthansa DLH LH is the flag carrier and largest airline in Germany using Munich as one of their two hubs. Lufthansa is a Star Allianc

    Munich Airport

    IATA/ICAO Code:


    Jost Lammers

    Passenger Count :
    12,496,432 (2021)

    Runways :
    08R/26L – 4,000m (13,123ft) |08L/26R – 4,000m (13,123ft)

    Terminal 1 | Terminal 2


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