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Lufthansa’s Airbus A320neo Will Be Sharing The “Lovehansa” For Pride Month


To mark the occasion of Pride Month, Lufthansa will be taking off from June 10 with a very special aircraft to destinations throughout Europe.

Lufthansa has repainted the Airbus A320neo, registration D-AINY, to become the ‘Lovehansa’ for the next six months. The Lovehansa will have a special livery painted in the colors of the rainbow to symbolize the Pride flag. The welcome panel at the main entrance door will also have a special rainbow design, as will the winglets. When looking out the cabin window, the hearts and colors will be visible inside the winglets.


The Lovehansa has departed

The first Lovehansa flight, LH842, left Frankfurt Airport (FRA) on June 10 at 22:29 for the 636 kilometers (395 miles) 1:03 hour flight to Denmark’s Billund Airport (BLL), arriving at 23:33. While Lufthansa did not mention this, Billund is the home of LEGOLAND, a place that showcases rainbow colors and celebrates inclusivity. In an announcement about the Lovehansa, Lufthansa said:

“Lufthansa is a company that stands for openness, diversity and understanding. With the ‘Lovehansa’ special livery, the company is sending another clear signal and making this important part of its corporate culture prominently and visible to the outside world.”

Lufthansa has renamed an Airbus A320neo the Lovehansa in recognition of its commitment to openness and diversity. Photo: Lufthansa 

June is Gay Pride month in Europe, and no doubt, the Lovehansa A320 will be taking some excited passengers to the various events. The month started with Baltic Pride, the biggest LGBTQ+ human rights event in the Baltic states, held this year in Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius, from May 31 to June 5. That was followed by Italy’s Roma Pride, an event which was first held in 1994 and now attracts thousands of visitors. Other European events include Germany’s Cologne Gay Pride, Finland’s Helsinki Pride and Warsaw and Kyiv Pride. In solidarity with Ukraine, Warsaw is hosting Kyiv Pride and inviting Ukrainians to join in the legendary Equality Parade.

Virgin Australia has also joined the party

In March Virgin Australia operated Pride flights from Brisbane and Melbourne to the Sydney Mardi Gras. Photo: Virgin Australia

Another airline to support Pride activities is Virgin Australia (VA), which operated Pride flights on March 4 this year. The flights operated from Brisbane and Melbourne to Sydney, where the renowned Sydney Mardi Gras was happening. Virgin Australia chief people officer Lisa Burquest said the airline is incredibly focused on recognizing and celebrating the wonderfully diverse community in which we live, work and fly, and our Pride flight is a true testament of that. “We are so proud of our inclusive culture, where everyone belongs and is encouraged to be their authentic self.”

According to VA, the all-inclusive tickets covered a pre-flight departure party, celebrity appearances, mid-air drag performances, bottomless drinks, pumping DJ entertainment, and all of the glitter and rainbows you would expect from a pride flight. Richard Branson and Virgin have supported the LGBTQ+ community over many decades, and in 2019 Virgin Atlantic made history with the world’s first-ever Pride flight.

Pride flights are happening worldwide, so if you are on one, let us know how it went.

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