Lufthansa has announced its flight attendants will be wearing a new, sustainably produced dirndl and serving Bavarian specialties in the carrier’s First and Business Class to celebrate the Oktoberfest season.
Passengers will also receive roasted almonds, Oktoberfest chocolates and gingerbread hearts. Lufthansa’s dirndl crews have been a tradition for many years according to the airline. “We are delighted to continue the 16-year history of the dirndl flights and thus also welcome visitors to the Oktoberfest on the ground and on board with Bavarian flair,” said Dr. Stefan Kreuzpaintner, CCO Lufthansa Airlines.
Jost Lammers, Chairman and CEO of Munich Airport noted: “In the coming weeks, Munich Airport will once again present itself as an attractive gateway to the Oktoberfest, and Lufthansa’s dirndl crews will be part of that.”
The new traditional costume for the long-haul crew was designed and tailored by Munich-based costume specialist Angermaier. The flight attendants’ Wiesn dirndl has silver woven flowers with a colour-coordinated apron and metal clasp on the apron band. The men wear short leather trousers with a classically cut waistcoat made from the same fabric.
The collection is certified according to “STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX” and all components and materials were produced and processed sustainably. In addition, the fabrics were woven exclusively in Austria and produced in Europe to keep transport distances short.