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A Swiss Boeing 777-300ER landing in Zurich. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

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 ($291 million) in the first six months of 2020 — a figure that pales in comparison to the net profit of 245.3 million francs in the same period last year…

Lufthansa Bailout at Risk from Billionaire Shareholder

The fate of German carrier Lufthansa's federal rescue package will be sealed at the company’s Extraordinary General Meeting June 25, when airline’s shareholders will vote on whether to accept the terms in the deal's current state. Although the bailout has been approved by the state, shareholders still have to give…

Air France Ramps Up Flight Schedule as Restrictions Ease

Air France has announced its plan to increase the number of scheduled passenger flights it will offer in the summer as it expects a rise in passenger traffic over the coming period. According to the announcement released on Friday, it will serve passenger flights to nearly 150 destinations in the…

Lufthansa Begins Collaboration to Develop Fuel From Sunlight

The Lufthansa Group has initiated a partnership with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) and the Institute’s spin-offs, Climeworks and Synhelion, to develop cost-effective carbon-neutral fuels which are entirely compatible with the current global fuel infrastructure, according to a press release. The partnership, featuring Lufthansa Group subsidiaries…