No new airline deals, says Lufthansa

Germany’s Lufthansa has played down prospects of acquiring more airlines and says it will work harder on costs after it swung to a first-quarter profit, its first since 2008 in what is traditionally a weak quarter for airlines. With Alitalia reviewing its future after workers rejected a rescue plan and Air Berlin expected to report […]

Lufthansa strikes code-share with Cathay

Passengers connecting on Lufthansa, Swiss or Austrian Airlines’ flights to Hong Kong via Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich or Vienna will be able to seamlessly transfer to selected Cathay flights and check luggage through to the final destination. The code-share applies to Cathay flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns and Auckland. In return, Cathay passengers have access to […]

Lufthansa Group Expands Options

The summer flight timetable for 2017 from the Lufthansa Group — Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines – comprises 23,476 flights each week around the world. This summer, Lufthansa Group airlines will link 308 destinations in 103 countries via their hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Vienna and Brussels, but also […]

Lufthansa and pilots union get the deal to last until 2022

Lufthansa and the pilot’s union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) reached an agreement on the 15th of March 2017 regarding all previously unresolved collective bargaining matters. In a declaration of intent, the negotiating partners agreed on forward-thinking provisions for transitional payments, pension plans, the framework agreement on employment conditions and the collective wage agreement for the pilots […]


Lufthansa Group, pax up by 12.4% in February 2017

The airlines of the Lufthansa Group transported some 7.8 million passengers in February, 12.4% more year over year. Total capacity for the month was up 8.5% in available seat-kilometer terms (ASKs) and total traffic volume, measured in revenue passenger-kilometers, increased by 12.6% despite one additional day in February 2016 due to the leap year. The […]