Practical info: the three major European airline groups

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The three main European airline groups, Lufthansa Group, Air France-KLM and IAG (International Airlines Group), are major players in the airline industry. Each has a distinctive scale, fleet and network that sets them apart.

Lufthansa Group, based in Germany, is one of the world’s largest airline groups. It encompasses Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines, among others. With a varied fleet, it serves more than 220 destinations, offering wide connectivity in Europe and beyond. The group stands out for its commitment to quality of service, cutting-edge technology and sustainability.

Air France-KLM is the result of the merger between Air France and KLM in 2004. Based in France and the Netherlands, the group benefits from an extensive network and a solid global presence. It operates through two major airlines, Air France and KLM, and offers quality services to more than 300 destinations. Air France-KLM is recognized for its diversified travel offer and its commitment to innovation.

IAG (International Airlines Group) is a multinational group based in the United Kingdom. It includes airlines such as British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus and Vueling. IAG benefits from an extensive and connected global network, with more than 200 destinations served. The group stands out for its ability to offer a wide range of travel options and its willingness to adopt new technologies to improve the passenger experience.

These three groups differ in their origins, their alliances and their strategies. Lufthansa Group prioritizes service quality and sustainability. Air France-KLM is positioned as a vital bridge between Europe and the rest of the world. IAG is characterized by its diversity of travel options and its constant search for innovation. All three play a vital role in European and global connectivity, actively participating in shaping the future of the airline industry.

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