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LOT Polish Airlines to Purchase Condor

The owner of the national airline of Poland, LOT, has announced it has purchased former Thomas Cook-owned carrier, Condor. The German leisure carrier has been without an owner since the collapse of Thomas Cook earlier last year. The combined carriers will operate 140 aircraft, serving 20 million passengers between bases in Poland and Germany. The deal is still subject to antitrust approval.  The details of the purchase have not been released to the public, but the Condor brand is expected…

Berlin Brandenburg Airport Sets New Opening Date For Next Year

After almost fourteen years of construction and delays, the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport is on track to open its gates ten years late on Oct. 31, 2020, the beginning of the 2020 IATA Winter season, The Supervisory Board last week approved the final timetable that should see the first arrivals…

Lufthansa’s First Boeing 777-9X Appears on Boeing Test Flight Line…

AirlineGeeks recently spotted Lufthansa's first Boeing 777-9X, the third airworthy airframe off of the assembly line, at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. The third airworthy airframe off of the new aircraft's assembly line, the aircraft designated WH003 rolled out to the Boeing test flight line on the evening of June…

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…

Unite and Conquer: Celebrating 50 Years of Airbus

When WWII was coming to an end, the aeronautical industry had one certainty: It would be easier for the U.S. to convert its production capability into civilian products. Long range bombers were quickly transformed into airliners and that posed a threat to European builders that had been mostly focused on…

Lufthansa Begins Flights to Third Texas Destination

While Lufthansa’s new livery dropped the airline’s iconic yellow, Austin Bergstrom International Airport’s west check-in wing was decked out with its recognizable yellow branding and signage as the airline prepared for the inaugural flight between the Texas state capitol and Frankfurt, Germany. The airline announced new service to Austin in…

Inside Airbus’ Production Facility at Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport

Truly a European aircraft manufacturer, Airbus has facilities in multiple countries across the European continent in addition to its main facility in Toulouse, France. One of those facilities is at Finkenwerder Airport, a private airfield near Hamburg, Germany, which assists in the production of Airbus aircraft. [caption id="attachment_33340" align="alignnone" width="1024"]…

Airbus Introduces New Cabin Definition Center for A320 and A330…

Have you ever wondered how airlines decide what their aircraft will look like on the inside? Well, the process will be made easier as Airbus is opening a new Airspace Customer Definition Center in Hamburg, Germany, an expansion to the already existing A350 Definition Center. As Airbus is rolling out…

Germania Becomes the Latest Carrier to File for Bankruptcy

Germania airline is the latest operator to cease operations following financial difficulties. The privately owned airline filed for bankruptcy on February 4 on behalf of itself and its technical services, immediately opting to cancel all of its flight. The airline was originally founded in 1978 under the name Special Air…

Hannover Airport Closed After Runway Encroachment

Germany's Hannover Airport has been closed after reports that an individual drove a car through a gate near the main runway. The car, which is reported to have Polish license plates, breached the gate at around 3:40 p.m. local time, before the driver was 'overwhelmed' by police. Incoming and outgoing…