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A Lufthansa A380 departs from San Francisco International Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

Lufthansa Bailout at Risk from Billionaire Shareholder

The fate of German carrier Lufthansa's federal rescue package will be sealed at the company’s Extraordinary General Meeting June 25, when airline’s shareholders will vote on whether to accept the terms in the deal's current state. Although the bailout has been approved by the state, shareholders still have to give the green light for it. However, it appears that the deal hangs on knife-edge as the major shareholder Heinz Hermann Thiele, who has a stake of 15% at the company,…

Air France Ramps Up Flight Schedule as Restrictions Ease

Air France has announced its plan to increase the number of scheduled passenger flights it will offer in the summer as it expects a rise in passenger traffic over the coming period. According to the announcement released on Friday, it will serve passenger flights to nearly 150 destinations in the…

How Brussels Airlines Is Preparing to Restart Flights

Aircraft, like rental cars, are not expected to remain parked for a long period of time. Most importantly, the same concept goes for the people whose job is to fly the plane, the pilots. Commercial pilots and cabin crew members who stopped working due to the reduction in flight operations…

Lufthansa Set to Slash 22,000 Jobs Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Lufthansa plans to cut thousands of jobs in response to the financial turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the airline agreeing on a €9 billion ($9.8 billion) bailout package with the government, 22,000 jobs are at stake as the company announced on Wednesday after a bargaining summit with the…

Belgian Carriers to Remain Grounded Until Mid-May or Later

Belgian flag-carrier, Brussels Airlines, and Air Belgium have both announced extensions to their entire flight suspensions in light of the unsolved situation with the new coronavirus pandemic. Brussels has extended its grounding until at least May 15. Air Belgium has extended its suspension even further; light operations won’t restart before…

Brussels Airlines Shows off New Airbus A330 Cabin as It…

Brussels Airlines is moving forward on its plans to be the boutique carrier of Europe through a complete revamp of its offerings. The airline doesn’t typically get much attention as one of the smaller members of the Lufthansa Group; however, the airline is using its small size to its advantage…

Brussels Airlines to Start Flights to Ljubljana, Filling Void Left…

Earlier this week, Brussels Airlines announced that it would be starting a new route from its main hub in Brussels to the Slovenian capital Ljubljana to expand its European network. The airline said in a press release that the destination will be served six times per week to respond to…

Brussels Airlines Kicks Off Eighth Year of Tomorrowland Festival Partnership…

Brussels Airlines has once again begun to provide journies to the magical, fist-pumping city of Boom, Belgium for Tomorrowland, one of the largest Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festivals in the world. Since 2012, the airline has been helping to bring festivalgoers from all over the world together for the iconic…

Brussels Airlines Starts Selling Premium Economy on Long-Haul Flights

In February, Brussels Airlines announced a new long-haul travel experience featuring a new Premium Economy and refreshed Business and Economy Class experience. The first aircraft retrofitted with the new experience entered the airline's fleet on April 29 and Premium Economy tickets are now on sale for travel from August 1.…

Brussels Airlines Boosts Service for Summer 2019 Schedule

Belgium’s national airline, Brussels Airlines, has announced its plans for Summer 2019, where it will be increasing the frequency of services to places across Europe and Africa, as well as adding some new destinations. The Brussels-based airline will begin to operate daily flights to Accra in Ghana and Lomé in…