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Lufthansa Labour Disupute: Airline and Union Take Stock After Warning Strike Results in 150 Flights Cancellations

German flag carrier, Lufthansa and a major flight attendants union are taking a timeout to reconsider their positions after a warning strike on Sunday forced the airline to cancel around 150 flights.  Lufthansa appeared to be caught off-guard after the…

Is Lufthansa Really Abandoning Low-Cost Long-Haul Travel in Eurowings Shakeup?

Yesterday, we learned that Lufthansa planned to radically shake up its low-cost Eurowings subsidiary in an attempt to stem big losses at the carrier.  Rather than pushing ahead with expansion into the long-haul market, the airline has actually taken the…

Lufthansa Boss Carsten Spohr Says Eurowings Cabin Crew Enjoy “Above Average” Conditions

As Germany’s Independent Flight Attendants Union (UFO) prepares to ballot Eurowings cabin crew on strike action, Carsten Spohr the chief executive of the Lufthansa Group has said that they actually enjoy “above average bargaining and social standards”. Speaking with Der…

Lufthansa and Eurowings Cabin Crew WILL Be Balloted On Strike Action

Over the lasting few weeks and months, I’ve written quite a bit about a possible industrial dispute that has been simmering away at Lufthansa and its low-cost brand Eurowings.  It now looks like things are coming to a head and…

Eurowings Expected to Make More Heavy Losses in 2019 – Lufthansa Adjusts Forecasts Down

Eurowings, the discount subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, is expected to make more heavy losses in 2019 after the airline updated the markets on its financial position.  The airline had been hoping to break even this year after reporting a…

Nearly 50% of German Flight Attendants Have Been “Sexually Molested” On the Job

A new survey has revealed that sexual harassment and violence is a common occurrence for many German flight attendants and campaigners are now calling on airlines to do much more to stamp out the crime – including banning adverts that…

Is Lufthansa Turning Eurowings into the New Joon? Expansion Prompts Union Fury

A couple of days ago, Lufthansa announced plans to not only expand the presence of its low-cost tourist-oriented airline brand Eurowings at its Munich hub but to also introduce the airline at its Frankfurt stronghold for the first time.  Eurowings…

Lufthansa One Step Closer to Retiring Toxic Germanwings Brand: Finally Drops Old Uniform

It was back in 2015 that the Lufthansa Group, owner of two very similar low-cost airlines – Germanwings and Eurowings – decided it would retire the former brand in favour of merging it into the latter.  The decision was announced…

Uh Oh: Lufthansa Misses Financial Forecasts On the Back of Losses at Low-Cost Subsidiary, Eurowings

European aviation heavyweight, Lufthansa – which also owns Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and SWISS – has posted below expected financial results for Quarter 3.  During the first nine months of the year, the Lufthansa Group has reported a profit…

British Airways Helps Save Nora the Slow Loris… And Other Tales of Cute Airline Animal Antics

This was just too sweet a story not to share!  A few days ago, British Airways helped save a baby Slow Loris named Nora, transporting the little one in style from Lebanon to its new permanent home of Monkey World…

Lufthansa Set to Snap Up 38 airberlin Aircraft and Its Cabin Crew, Eurowings Gets Go Ahead to Hire New Crew

If sources at insolvent European airline, airberlin are to be believed, Lufthansa is leading the race to acquire large chunks of the debt-ridden low-cost carrier.  The good news is that this development could be a lifeline for the 8,000 serving…

Eurowings Finally Resolves Long Running Cabin Crew Dispute: Pay Rises and Collective Bargaining Agreed

Eurowings has finally come to an agreement with the cabin crew union, UFO to end a long-running dispute over pay and conditions at the airline.  Jörg Beissel, the Executive Director of Human Resource at Eurowings called the agreement a “collective…

Eurowings is Hiring: 600 New Cabin Crew and Pilot Jobs – And Temporary Contracts Are Being Made Permanent

German low-cost airline, Eurowings has announced a major recruitment drive with plans to hire at least 400 new cabin crew and 200 pilots.  In a press statement, the airline said the move was necessary as it was “currently the fastest…

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