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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 flights have been suspended until 8 p.m, although the airport terminal remains open. The news was announced by Hannover Police on Twitter, saying "An incident occurred at 15:40, after a man had…

Trip Report: Flying Business Class on an Avianca Boeing 787-8…

Avianca recently began to operate flights between Bogota and Munich, with the service starting on Nov. 16, in what has become the carrier's fourth destination in Europe after Madrid, Barcelona and London. The flight is not only the longest that the airline operates to Europe but is also the longest…

Flybmi to Launch Service Between Leeds and Munich in April

Flybmi has recently announced the launch of a new daily service between Leeds Bradford Airport in the U.K. and Munich in Germany. The new route, which is set to start on April 8, 2019, will provide business and leisure travellers in the North of England with a convenient link to…

Lufthansa’s First A380 in New Livery Rolls Out of Paint…

The first Lufthansa Airbus A380 to wear the airline’s new colors has emerged from the paint shop, marking a historic moment for the airline as its largest aircraft can now display the airline’s new image across the world. Lufthansa debuted the new livery earlier this year as part of a…

Air Canada Touts Success on Transatlantic Service

Air Canada is enjoying continued and increasing success in its transatlantic routes, particularly to Germany. Canada’s national carrier, including its low-cost variation Air Canada Rouge, has long been riding a wave of profitable years for its flights across the pond. In 2017, revenues on Canada-Germany routes had increased by 17…

Lufthansa Cleared in Airfare Price Increase Investigation

Germany's Federal Office for the Defense of Competition (Bundeskartellamt) recently issued its opinion regarding complaints received against Lufthansa, following an investigation into airfare increases that began in November. The German flag carrier was under fire for alleged monopolistic practices in the domestic routes that operated without any rival after the…

German Public Worker Strike Causes Major Delays for Lufthansa Passengers

Nearly 1,100 flights were cancelled by German carrier Lufthansa last Tuesday, affecting about 90,000 passengers, after a strike carried on by state workers to demand higher pay included airport ground staff. The workers, all belonging to the public sector, were performing intermittent strikes in different service areas, and the protest…

Icelandair Boeing 737 MAX 8 Launch Delayed Indefinitely

The launch of Icelandair’s long-awaited Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft has been delayed indefinitely following a series of delays by the airline this past week. The aircraft was supposed to make its debut performance for the airline on April 6 on the daily flight from Reykjavik to Berlin, however, that…

Lufthansa Group Reports Record Profit, Virgin Atlantic Back in the…

The volatility and uncertainty of the aviation industry were in evidence on Thursday with the release of 2017 results for two of Europe’s most well-known airlines, Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic.  Deutsche Lufthansa AG, the parent company of the German airline, reported a record 70 percent increase in earnings before interest…

Trip Report: Onboard Lufthansa’s First Transatlantic Flight in Its New…

After a busy week for Lufthansa, it was time for the final event for the launch of the rebranding: the first commercial flight in the new livery on a Boeing 747. For the historic flight, Lufthansa chose its flagship route, Frankfurt to New York on flight LH400, and one of…