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Lufthansa canceled 18,000 flights up to August this year

Passengers affected won’t be surprised, but the announcement by Lufthansa that the airline group was forced to cancel 18,000 flights up to the end of August shows the headwinds the aviation industry has faced this year.This year, Lufthansa canceled 18,000 flights through August, one of its senior board members said on Wednesday. That amounts to …

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Lufthansa crew wears dirndl and taps beer

Three days before the start of the Munich Oktoberfest on Saturday (22.09. – 07.10.) Lufthansa is sending its crew on their journey in Bavarian costume. And there’s draught beer on board!The first traditional costume flight will take off for New York on September 19, followed by further flights to various European cities as well as …

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Lufthansa launches its revamped crane logo

The blue crane in a yellow circle is one of the best-known logos in the world. But after 100 years, Lufthansa’s logo is getting a face-lift.On Thursday, February 8 at Frankfurt airport, Germany and Europe’s largest airline company (in terms of passengers), will send its updated company crane symbol into the skies, where it has …

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Lufthansa to hire 8,000 workers in 2018

Germany’s flag carrier is expanding rapidly after taking over a large part of the fleet of insolvent rival Air Berlin. The hiring spree will boost payrolls at both Lufthansa itself and its low-cost subsidiary Eurowings.German airline group Lufthansa said Monday it planned to hire about 8,000 people in 2018, with more than half of the …

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EU approves Lufthansa’s partial takeover of Air Berlin

Germany’s biggest airline has been given EU clearance to buy up the assets of Air Berlin, which went bust earlier this year. The competition watchdog ordered the carrier to forgo some prized slots at DĂĽsseldorf airport.The European Commission on Thursday approved Lufthansa’s €210 million ($249 million) partial takeover of its defunct rival Air Berlin. Brussels …

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Lufthansa makes concessions to secure Air Berlin deal

Germany’s flagship carrier has reportedly addressed EU competition concerns over its planned takeover of insolvent rival Air Berlin, offering to give up a substantial number of airport starting and landing slots.The European Commission said on Friday it had extended its deadline for a decision on the planned takeover of insolvent Air Berlin by Lufthansa to …

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Taking to the skies together

Twenty years ago, the Star Alliance was the world’s first airline alliance. Today, it is one of a few airline ailliances that have almost equal share of the global market.When the Star Alliance was launched on May 14 in 1997, it was the first of its kind and would dominate the global industry for years. …

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Lufthansa confirms talks with Abu Dhabi over future of Air Berlin

Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr has said he held talks with the Abu Dhabi government about its stake in loss-making carrier Air Berlin. The debt of Germany’s second largest airline was an obstacle for a takeover, he noted.Speaking on the sidelines of Lufthansa’s annual shareholders meeting (AGM) in Hamburg on Friday, Chief Executive Carsten Spohr said …

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Lufthansa profit flies high on lower costs

The German flagship carrier has beaten analysts’ expectations for 2016 results, reporting a record net profit despite falling revenues, which shows that the airlines’ drive to save costs is bearing fruit.Europe’s biggest airline group by revenues unveiled a net profit of 1.78 billion euros ($1.9 billion) for last year – a 4.6 percent increase on …

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Lufthansa can’t keep up with Ryanair

Germany’s largest airline is no longer Europe’s largest. Modest growth in passenger numbers was not enough to fend off the fast-expanding Irish budget carrier.Figures released Tuesday showed Lufthansa’s passenger numbers had fallen behind those of Irish budget carrier Ryanair for the first time. Lufthansa group – which owns Austrian Airlines, Swiss, and low-cost Eurowings – …

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Airlines’ profit forecasts nosedive

Unease over the Nice attack and an attempted coup in Turkey has weighed heavily on the profit forecasts of European airlines, which were already reeling from the turbulence that followed the Brexit vote.

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Lufthansa union threatens new walkouts as strike ends

As a week-long strike by Lufthansa’s cabin crew members draws to a close, their union was already threatening fresh walkouts if the German airline didn’t budge in an ongoing dispute over retirement benefits and pensions. The head of the UFO union, which represents Lufthansa’s 19,000 stewardesses and stewards, told a crowd of cheering protestors at …

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Lufthansa strike takes off after court ruling

A German court has struck down a Lufthansa injunction aimed at ending a walkout by the airline’s cabin crew, setting the stage for a nasty battle that could see thousands more flights being cancelled in the days ahead. A labor court in Dusseldorf, Germany, ruled on Wednesday that cabin crew union UFO must be allowed …

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Labor court rules Lufthansa strike illegal

Lufthansa flight attendants on strike in Dusseldorf are no longer permitted to continue their walkout through Tuesday, after a labor court has ruled the industrial action illegal. The legal decision came as the result of an injunction request to the Dusseldorf Labor Court, brought forward by Lufthansa management against its personnel earlier in the day. …

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German industry calls Lufthansa strike ‘disproportionate’

German industry leaders have warned of the damage caused by the long strike of flight attendants at national flagship carrier Lufthansa. They said production interruptions were among the costly consequences. The ongoing strike by Lufthansa flight attendants would cost the German economy dearly, the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) said Tuesday. …

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Lufthansa enters third day of strike

Chaos continues at some of Germany’s main airports as the country’s biggest carrier prepares for a second week of walkouts. Meanwhile, a solution to the years-old wage and benefits dispute remains elusive. Lufthansa on Monday entered the third day of what could become the longest walkout in the company’s history as flight attendants expanded a …

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Lufthansa pilots threaten more strikes

Lufthansa pilots have said they could engage in more strike action soon, following failed collective bargaining negotiations with management. Union officials said the airline’s executives had turned down a savings plan. Members of the German pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) said Wednesday top-level talks with Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr had failed to make progress on …

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