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Lufthansa's first flight parked at the gate after an eleven hour flight from Frankfurt to Austin. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Mateen Kontoravdis)

Lufthansa Group Notes End of Repatriation Flights

Lufthansa Group has announced the conclusion of its repatriation flight program in the wake of the COVID-19 fallout. The multi-national, German-owned flag carrier has seen the over month-long program bring roughly 90,000 passengers back to Central Europe onboard on of its various airlines. The evacuation of Germans aboard began back on March 13 and has consisted of 437 flights operating between 106 airports across the globe. Lufthansa’s part in the program ended with the arrival of a Lufthansa flight which…

Belgian Carriers to Remain Grounded Until Mid-May or Later

Belgian flag-carrier, Brussels Airlines, and Air Belgium have both announced extensions to their entire flight suspensions in light of the unsolved situation with the new coronavirus pandemic. Brussels has extended its grounding until at least May 15. Air Belgium has extended its suspension even further; light operations won’t restart before…

Getting Them Home: The Efforts to Repatriate Thomas Cook Holidaymakers…

It was announced just after 2 a.m. London time on Monday morning that one of the world’s most well-known travel brands, Thomas Cook, had ceased trading. All future flights and holidays were cancelled, leaving over 600,000 people stranded overseas. The U.K. government announced last week that should Thomas Cook fall…