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The first aircraft to be painted in the new Lufthansa livery is a 747-8i (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Tom Pallini)

Lufthansa Officially Unveils New Livery at Dazzling Frankfurt Event

After weeks of speculation, Lufthansa officially displayed its new livery in an unveiling ceremony on Wednesday in Frankfurt. Lufthansa's new livery will focus more on dark blue and white, leaving out the yellow crane logo on the tailfin that has been primarily associated with the airline and is one of its most identifiable features. Lufthansa Group employees and journalists gathered in Lufthansa's Aviation Center on the grounds of Frankfurt Airport on Wednesday afternoon for a firsthand look at the changes…

Berlin Brandenburg Airport Opening Delayed Again

It has become the laughing stock of public works projects across Europe and of the aviation industry in particular: Berlin's Brandenburg Airport. Originally planned in the 1990s and scheduled to open in 2000, the airport's new launch date has been pushed back, yet again, and set for October 2020. This…

EasyJet to Begin Service from Berlin-Tegel Airport Starting in January

EasyJet is set to start operating from Tegel Airport, Berlin's city airport, starting Jan. 5. The British low-cost-carrier announced nineteen routes it would begin operating from Tegel, including fifteen international and four domestic routes. In addition, 25 EasyJet aircraft will be stationed at Tegel, some of them coming from the…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) In Aviation History: Interflug

After the end of World War Two, Germany was divided in two. West Germany was left to the Americans, French, and British, while East Germany was a part of the Soviet Union. Initially, air service in the two countries was only allowed by the occupying forces. By the 1950’s the…

Ryanair Looks to Expand Operations in Frankfurt

Ireland-based Ryanair has announced an expansion plan for their operations in Frankfurt, Germany next summer. Ryanair is a relative newcomer to the larger Frankfurt Main Airport, having previously operated its flights out of the smaller and more distant Frankfurt Hahn Airport. At Frankfurt Hahn, the airline will add a route to…

Air Berlin Chooses Tegel Over Brandenburg

Air Berlin operates the most flights out of Germany's capital city, Berlin, and will have to move once the city’s new airport opens. However, Air Berlin Chief Thomas Winkelman stated that the airline would prefer to stay at Tegel International Airport, if the airport remains operational. In a statement, Winkelmann…

German Ryanair Bases and Pilot Homes Raided

UPDATE: Following the story coming to light, AirlineGeeks have been told that Ryanair has met with, and agreed to assist, the German tax authorities with their enquiry into a number of individual contractor pilots. The German tax authorities have confirmed that Ryanair is not the subject of any tax investigations.…