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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,…

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…

Eurowings Flight Turns Back to Germany After Reaching Closed Airport

Questions were this weekend after a Eurowings Airbus A320 took off from Dusseldorf, Germany, bound for the island city of Olbia, Italy, and only during its descent was the crew told their destination airport was closed to commercial traffic. On May 23, Flight EW9844, operated by Lufthansa's subsidiary airline, took…

Lufthansa Group to Restart Flights to 106 Destinations in June

Lufthansa, Eurowings and Swiss Air Lines will restart a number of services to domestic and European destinations from June after seeing a growing interest in air travel by its passengers. The Lufthansa Group, the parent company of those three airlines in addition to numerous others, will bring 80 aircraft back…

Lufthansa Group Outlines Major Long-Haul Expansion

Lufthansa Group is expanding its long-haul network to leisure heavy destinations from its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. As of next year, the airline conglomerate will expand services to several North American cities including Seattle, Detroit, Orlando and Phoenix, operated by both Lufthansa mainline and its low-cost arm, Eurowings. Additionally,…

Lufthansa Group Outlines Major Long-Haul Expansion

Lufthansa Group is expanding its long-haul network to leisure heavy destinations from its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. As of next year, the airline conglomerate will expand services to several North American cities including Seattle, Detroit, Orlando and Phoenix, operated by both Lufthansa mainline and its low-cost arm, Eurowings. Additionally,…

Lufthansa Group Reports Over 13 Million Passengers in May

In May 2019, Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed 2.8 percent more passengers than in May 2018 at around 13.2 million passengers. There were also 3.5 percent more available seat kilometers over the previous year and sales increased by 5.7 percent. Seat load factor also increased by 1.7 percent to 81.1 percent.…

Eurowings Makes Move to Terminal 1 at Munich Airport

Eurowings recently made the move to a new location at its base in Munich. The Lufthansa Group’s low-cost airline subsidiary has moved all departure and arrival operations from Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 of Munich Airport starting in the beginning of June in a move to give their travelers a…

Eurowings Eyeing Long-Haul Flights from Frankfurt

When Lufthansa decided to enter the low-cost long-haul market with its subsidiary Eurowings three years ago, the initial plan had been to use the Cologne-Bonn Airport in Western Germany as the hub and main departure point for its operations. Initially, the airline did not want to create competition to itself by…

Eurowings Turns to Royal Air Force Service Provider for Flight…

Passengers travelling from Germany to the Dominican Republic in early February expected to fly with Eurowings since they had booked with the Lufthansa subsidiary. They were in for a surprise when their flight was called for boarding. While it was indeed an Airbus A330-200 aircraft that was standing at the…