It will be cheers and beers for travellers on Lufthansa flights from its Munich hub to Asia from September 16 to coincide with the world’s largest beer festival.

Lufthansa is dressing its inflight crew in traditional Bavarian costumes during the Bavarian capital’s Oktoberfest celebration, including its five-times-weekly Munich-Singapore service. Passengers will be attended by a Lufthansa crew dressed in dirndls and traditional Bavarian suits, instead of their usual navy blue uniforms.

“The ‘Oktoberfest-onboard programme’ will be on all flights from Munich to Asia from September 16 onwards. The crew in the Bavarian dirndl dresses will start flying from September 16, but not on all routes. The crew allocation will be on short notice,” said Frank Puettmann, head of corporate communications Asia-Pacific, Lufthansa.

Female flight attendants will wear tailor-made dirndls, designed by fashion house LODEN-FREY München am Dom, showcasing the airline’s corporate colours, navy blue and yellow. For the men, the uniform comprises a traditional Bavarian suit and a tie.

To enhance the festive mood, the traditional Bavarian colours – white and blue – will feature in all Lufthansa flights between Singapore and Munich, for example. First Class customers will have their meals – a traditional Oktoberfest menu, including a selection of typical Bavarian delicacies and beer in stoneware mugs – served on blue-and-white cloth-covered trays. Those in Business and Economy cabins also enjoy Bavarian specialities.

Lufthansa crew will also be wearing the Bavarian costumes on flights from Munich to Los Angeles (from September 16), Boston (September 26) and Dubai (October 2).

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Julian Tan