Lufthansa crew wore special anniversary attire on some of its routes yesterday, including Munich to Toronto, to mark the 10th anniversary of the airline’s celebrated dirndl crew. Since 2006, this special crew has flown to a total of 20 destinations on four continents. Two days prior to the beginning of this year’s Munich Oktoberfest, Lufthansa passengers were once again able to experience this Bavarian tradition up in the clouds.
Over the past 10 years, both the design of the costumes, as well as the designers, has changed. In fact, throughout the years, the dirndl’s originated from three varying fashion houses. What does remain the same, however, are the Lufthansa colors of yellow, blue and white which adorn the outfits. Lufthansa’s Oktoberfest dirndl is dark blue with a silver-grey pinafore. The men wear knee-length lederhosen with a dark blue waistcoat in the same fabric as the dirndls.
During Oktoberfest, it has long been tradition for Lufthansa passenger service employees at Munich airport to welcome passengers in national costume. In addition to the everyday Lufthansa uniform, many women wear the Lufthansa dirndl in yellow and blue and the men wear blue suits in the style of the traditional costume. The Service employees in the Lufthansa First Class Lounges wear costumes in black and gold.
Photo: Lufthansa/Stefan König