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More Airlines Support Digital Health Travel Apps

Two more carriers are joining the CommonPass mobile app initiative to establish a common platform for digital information sharing in order to restart international traffic after it has been drastically reduced by the COVID-19 pandemic. JetBlue and Virgin Atlantic have joined United Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines in supporting the mobile phone application developed by The Commons Project Foundation with the support of the World Economic Forum. The Commons Project is a “non-profit public trust established to build…

Lufthansa Presents Cost-Cutting Plan to Ground Staff

German flag-carrier Lufthansa has reached a preliminary 200 million euro ($237 million) savings deal with Verdi, the union that represents ground staff at the airline, Reuters reports. The deal applies to roughly 24,000 staff at Lufthansa, Lufthansa Technik and Lufthansa Cargo. The deal will waive Christmas and vacation bonuses, continue…

Danke Tegel: End of an Era for Long-Time Berlin Airport

Sunday, Nov. 8 marked the end of an era in Berlin, Germany, as Tegel Airport, the main airport which has represented the capital for decades, came to a close after more than 70 years of operation. The closure was confirmed following years of delays to the opening of the new…

Emirates Retires Its First A380

On Tuesday, Emirates officially retired its first A380 jumbo jet. The aircraft, registered as A6-EDB, has been in Emirates’ fleet for 12 years and completed its final flight on Oct. 27. While this retirement is not a direct causality of the COVID-19 pandemic, the once-reverenced "Eighth Wonder" is slowly withdrawing…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 16: Lufthansa Announces Cuts as Airbus…

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at this week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, or through our distributor, Anchor. Our…

Lufthansa Introduces 15 New Leisure Destinations in Europe, Africa and…

Lufthansa anticipates a significant increase in its passengers’ leisure travel appetite during the summer of 2021 and meets their expectations by introducing fifteen new international routes from Frankfurt. These new travel options are being offered throughout Europe, Asia and Africa and are currently available for booking with these services adding…

Due to Weak Recovery, Lufthansa Further Reduces Fleet and Staff

The summer has passed and the prospects for the aviation industry's recovery are once again exhausted. The high season ends and, except for some signs of recovery in demand that was seen in July and August, the market again shows the impact of COVID-19 on European aviation. For that reason,…

How the EU Commission’s Stabilization Package Approval Will Shape Brussels…

The EU Commission has officially given Brussels Airlines permission to restructure and finance its future plans through its approved stabilization package, which was originally proposed on July 24. The stabilization package was approved by the EU Commission on Aug. 21 after the German Economic Stabilization Fund authorized the package on…

Swiss Posts Steep First-Half Losses

Swiss International Airlines announced its consolidated financial results for the first half of financial year 2020. Global travel and quarantine restrictions imposed on a global scale impacted SWISS' financial results severely for the first half of 2020. Switzerland’s national flag carrier turned in an operating loss of 266.4 million francs…

Austrian Airlines Advocates For Pandemic Testing Program – Expanding Flights…

As the aviation industry continues to be persistent, airlines stay firm with their struggle to compete and find new ways to attract passengers back onto the countless, practically empty aircraft and retrieve the travel demand that remains to stay afloat, during this period. In the U.S., American, Alaska Airlines, Delta,…