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TAP Air Portugal was the first airline to operate a flight with the Airbus A330neo to Peru to repatriate Portuguese citizens. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

A Look at Peru’s Unusual Repatriation Traffic

Over the last week, governments across the world have been under increased pressure to repatriate their citizens back home as rising travel restrictions around the CODIV-19 global pandemic have been making travel hard for many citizens needing to find a way home. The South American country of Peru has made it to the avgeek feed in the last few days, as it has been receiving airlines and aircraft that don’t operate to the airport regularly as part of governmental repatriation…

EU Commission Relaxes ’80/20′ Rule after Falling Passenger Numbers

The European Commission has announced it will temporarily halt rules enforcing airlines to use their take-off and landing slots for at least 80% of the time, as Coronavirus concerns have significantly cut travel around the world. The move comes after the Commission reviewed the impact of legislation on airline operations…

Lufthansa Grounds Airbus A380 Fleet

German flag carrier Lufthansa has announced that it will ground its entire Airbus A380 fleet in response to dwindling demand caused by coronavirus fears. The grounding game soon after Lufthansa Group announced that it is reducing capacity by up to 50 percent in the coming weeks due to the effect…

Lufthansa Reduces Flights By 50 Percent

The Lufthansa Group has announced that it will reduce its current flight schedule by up to 50 percent, in response to the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The airline is also contemplating grounding its fleet of 14 Airbus A380 aircraft. The reduction in flights will come over the next few…

Lufthansa Group Offering New Waiver Policy for Rebooking

Following other airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Air Dolomiti are responding to customers who want to make their travel plans more flexible under the exceptional circumstances caused by the spread of the coronavirus. The group is now introducing more flexible rebooking options. The new extensive waiver policy…

Airlines Further Adjust Flight Programs Following COVID-19

Airlines across the world are continuing to downsize their flying program in response to the drop in demand, following the outbreak of COVID-19 as it sweeps across the world. Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific has been battling the effects of the virus since the outbreak back in December no thanks to…

Lufthansa Suspends New Hires, Offers Unpaid Leave to Limit Coronavirus…

Over the last few weeks, airlines across the world have axed capacity to China as a response to limit the Coronavirus outbreak to other regions of the globe. With a significant hike in the number of cases in Italy and subsequently across Europe and the Middle East this week, airlines…

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…

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…