Lufthansa Increases Flights to Colombia

Lufthansa will modify its operation in Colombia for the summer season 2023, increasing its services on the Frankfurt (FRA) - Bogota (BOG) route and changing aircraft. Currently, the company is the only airline that offers non-stop flights between Germany and the South American country. From March 26 to July 1,…

Lufthansa Installs Film Technology to Improve Aircraft Efficiency, Emissions

Lufthansa has become the first aviation group in the world to equip its fleet aircraft with innovative AeroSHARK surface technology from Lufthansa Technik and BASF, a world leader in chemicals and coatings, in order to improve fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. AeroSHARK is a bionic film that mimics the…

ITA Airways Reopens Data Room, But Only to Lufthansa

Italy's Ministry of Economy re-opened ITA Airways' Data Room to Lufthansa, but this time the Swiss group Mediterranean Shipping Company, better known as MSC (the world's leading cargo line operator) won't be among those authorized to check the Italian airline's most confidential data. In the past month, the Swiss and…

Lufthansa Welcomes Its First Boeing 787 Aircraft

It has been a difficult few years for the American manufacturer Boeing: the significant issues that led to the grounding of the 737 MAX and, more recently, the delivery delays of the 787, as well as the development delays for the 777-9, have left the Seattle-based company to play catch-up…

Airbus Cancels Remainder of Qatar A350 Order as Dispute Continues

 French aircraft manufacturer Airbus has canceled the remainder of Qatar Airways A350 orders following a dispute over what Qatari regulators claim is premature surface damage.  Qatari regulators grounded nearly half of Qatar’s A350 fleet consisting of both the -900 and -1000 variants. The airline was the first to fly the…

Lufthansa Pilots Union Ready to Strike Over Pay Negotiations

After a week of operational chaos for the Lufthansa Group due to a ground crew strike that on 27 July led to the cancelation of over 1,000 flights affecting over 130,000 passengers all around Europe, more trouble may be on the horizon for the German company. A consultation among all…

Beijing Reopens Its Doors to International Flights

On July 27, Lufthansa resumed its first Beijing flight, LH722, service from Frankfurt. The flight has been suspended for 907 days due to the pandemic. Lufthansa previously served the one-way flight from Beijing to Frankfurt, with the plane entering China in Shenyang, and then repositioning to Beijing. The resumed direct…

Lufthansa Group Cites ‘Operational Challenges’ As More Flights Suspended

The European summer season ramps up further next week with the beginning of school holidays in a number of countries. It has been well documented that aviation has been facing significant challenges in recommencing services with operational pressures on staff numbers and the continuation of degrees of travel restrictions in…

A380 Superjumbo Makes Return as Travel Demand Skyrockets

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck the aviation industry in March of 2020, many carriers scrambled to send as many aircraft as they could to storage sites around the world in an effort to cut costs. Airlines looked first to the aircraft that they felt provided little value to them in…