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D-AIKS, the Airbus A330-300 which returned to Frankfurt while en route to Tehran on Jan. 9, 2020 seen pushing back from its gate in Austin. (Photo: Saul Hannibal | @ausspotting)

Lufthansa Cancels, Reinstates, Then Reroutes Tehran Flight

Following the historic Iran nuclear deal, airlines around the world flocked to restart service to the nation’s capital. As the U.S. reimposed sanctions on Iran in late 2018, airlines such as British Airways, Air France and Alitalia pulled their Tehran routes. Some airlines such as KLM pulled out due to negative financial results while others such as Aegean Airlines blamed foreign exchange bank restrictions that affected the viability of the route. One airline that has weathered the political uncertainty of…

Lufthansa Now Flying A380s Between Munich and Shanghai Pudong

Lufthansa is now flying its flagship Airbus A380-800s on its route between Munich and Shanghai's Pudong Airport as of Jan. 2, 2020. The route was previously flown by Lufthansa's long-flying Airbus A340-600. This change in aircraft increases the capacity of Lufthansa's Shanghai service by around 230 seats per flight. Lufthansa's…

Inside a FlyingLab: Lufthansa’s Unique In-Flight Conference Experience

When Lufthansa began flights to San Jose, Calif., the carrier knew it had to do something unique to celebrate the newly established connection to the tech-focused Silicon Valley region. As airline officials began brainstorming how to mark the new service, the team wanted to create something innovative that no one…

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 Renews Interest in Struggling Alitalia

In an unexpected twist of the never-ending saga of Alitalia’s restructuring, German carrier Lufthansa is now becoming an interested party in the operation. After expressing a lukewarm interest at various stages throughout the entire process, that has been progressing for the past two and a half years, and after being…

Alitalia Still Without a Savior, Is the End Approaching?

Another deadline has passed for Alitalia and there is still no indication of a likely solution to the Italian flag carrier’s long-standing troubles. A binding offer that was due to be presented by Oct. 15 on behalf of the consortium led by Ferrovie dello Stato and Atlantia did not materialize…

Lufthansa Cabin Crew to Strike

German flight attendant union UFO has announced that its members will strike for five hours on October 20. The strike will occur at Lufthansa's hubs in Frankfurt and Munich and will also include staff who fly for Germanwings, Eurowings, Lufthansa's regional carrier CityLine, and SunExpress, a joint venture leisure airline…

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…

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,…