As Oktoberfest festivities kick off in Munich, Lufthansa is once again embracing the spirit of the world’s largest beer festival. The airline’s Trachtencrews yesterday took to the skies, departing Munich for Mexico City.
On September 24, the special crew will also operate the iconic “Dirndl Flight” to Washington, D.C.
In a delightful departure from their regular uniforms, female flight attendants will don dirndls, the traditional Bavarian dress, while their male counterparts will sport lederhosen. This tradition, which sees Lufthansa cabin crew wearing these festive outfits on select flights during Oktoberfest, extends not only to European and intercontinental destinations but also to the airline’s ground staff in Terminal 2’s passenger service department.
The Lufthansa dirndl, a symbol of the airline’s commitment to tradition and quality, has been crafted by Munich’s renowned costume design specialists, Angermaier. Upholding the standards of previous years, the collection is certified by “STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX”, ensuring all materials are sustainably produced. The European-made material includes cloth exclusively woven in Austria.
But the Oktoberfest spirit isn’t limited to the crew’s attire. Lufthansa is also bringing Bavarian festivities to the skies. Until the end of September, passengers in First and Business Class can savor traditional Bavarian specialties. Similarly, those in Terminal lounges can indulge in authentic Bavarian treats, ensuring the Oktoberfest experience starts even before takeoff.