Lufthansa

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…

Lufthansa’s Yearly Oktoberfest Celebrations See the Return of Fresh Draft Beer After a 50-Year Hiatus

The world’s biggest and possibly the world’s most famous beer festival gets underway once again in Munich for a two-week extravaganza starting on 22nd September.  The festival, is, of course, Oktoberfest and it draws in tens of thousands of beer…

Will You Be Attending Lufthansa’s Latest Cabin Crew Open Day in Munich on 1st September?

Earlier this year, Lufthansa announced plans to hire 8,000 new employees, including 2,500 flight attendants across its group of airlines – so that’s not only Lufthansa itself but also other brands like Austrian, Eurowings and SWISS.  Most people apply for…

Flight Attendants Wearing Sneakers: First Joon and Now Lufthansa Gets in on the Act

Critics scoffed when Air France launched Joon last summer – an airline designed for millennials with craft beer and flight attendants who wore trendy polo shirts and oh so casual sneakers for a uniform.  But it turns out the idea…

Ryanair and Lufthansa Have Got Themselves Into a War of Words Over a Little Known Austrian Airline

Two of Europe’s largest airlines, the low-cost Dublin-based Ryanair and Germany’s Lufthansa have got themselves into a very public and particularly nasty spat over Laudamotion – a little known Austrian airline in which Ryanair has acquired a 75% stake in.…

Lufthansa Introduces New System to Address Sexual Harassment, Improves Training

The German airline, Lufthansa has said it is going to be “expanding” the number of systems available to staff, including cabin crew to deal with sexual harassment.  At the heart of the extra support being put in place are two…

Lufthansa Will Be Forced To Cancel 800 Flights On Tuesday: 90,000 Passengers Will Be Impacted

A massive strike by ground handling workers and security staff at several airports across Germany has forced Lufthansa to proactively cancel around 800 flights scheduled for Tuesday 10th April.  The airline estimates around 90,000 passengers will be impacted by the…

Lufthansa Closes Cabin Crew Applications Due To “Overwhelming” Numbers: But Other Opportunities Exist

In an Instagram post, the German flag carrier, Lufthansa has said that while it continues to hire new cabin crew, it will be unable to accept any further applications due to the “overwhelming numbers” the recruitment team has already received. …

Inside the Strange World of Skytrax: The Aviation Rating Organization You Maybe Shouldn’t Trust

Worn as a proud badge of honour by airlines around the world, the air transport rating organisation, Skytrax has made a name for itself as the commercial aviation industry’s defacto Star Rating system.  Yet surprisingly little is know about this…

YAWN: Lufthansa Officially ‘Unveils’ its New Brand Image – “Melon Yellow” Colour Will Remain

Good news for Lufthansa fans who feared they might miss the airline’s famous “melon yellow” brand colour – it won’t actually disappear entirely from Lufthansa’s planes after all.  Instead, a bold dark blue will become the leading brand colour while…

Marketing Genius or Major Fail? Lufthansa is Making the Best of Accidentally Stealing its Own Thunder

A new-look livery for German flag-carrier Lufthansa had been widely anticipated for months and ever since the rumours started, creative AvGeeks have been circulating pictures of what they think the new look will be.  But Lufthansa somehow managed to avoid…

Lufthansa CEO Hints of Job Cuts at Alitalia if it Stands Any Chance of Being Saved by the German Airline

Lufthansa’s CEO, Carsten Spohr, has once again rankled Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development with demands to shrink both the number of staff and aircraft at the bankrupt Italian airline, Alitalia.  If approved, thousands of jobs could be axed at the…

Major Recruitment News: Lufthansa to Recruit Nearly 8,000 Flight Attendants in 2018

Wow!  In a major recruitment news announcement, Lufthansa has laid out plans to hire around 8,000 new employees in 2018 – the airline says the “majority” of these new roles will be flight attendants.  According to Lufthansa, last year around…

Lufthansa Has Just Becomes Europe’s First and Only Five Star Awarded Airline

German flag-carrier, Lufthansa has today been awarded a prestigious Five Star ranking by aviation industry rating specialists, Skytrax.  Lufthansa becomes not only the first and only Five Star airline in Europe but also the only airline outside of Asia and…

Lufthansa Reveals Even More Details About its New Business Class Seat – Promises Bed Length of Nearly 87 Inches

A few days ago, German flag carrier, Lufthansa gave us a glimpse of what the airline’s new Business Class seat and cabin would look like when it takes delivery of its first Boeing 777X aircraft.  But while Lufthansa isn’t set…

Reports: Lufthansa Finally Strikes A Deal With its Pilots to Prevent More Costly Strikes

Back in March, we learnt that Lufthansa had reached a tentative deal with the labour who represent cockpit crew, Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) over a long-running and often bitter dispute over planned changes to pilot pay and conditions.  Finally, it looks…

airberlin Latest: What Jobs Are Safe and What Are the Possible Stumbling Blocks?

Last week we learnt that airberlin had begun advanced talks with both Lufthansa and easyJet on taking over parts of the insolvent low-cost carrier.  Alongside that announcement came the good news that up to 80% of airberlin’s current staff could…

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…

Emirates is Celebrating the World Famous Oktoberfest But it Will Have to Go Some Way to Beat Lufthansa

For the first time in its history, Emirates is celebrating the world-famous event that is Oktoberfest.  The 18-day Bavarian extravaganza got underway on 16th September with the event culminating on 3rd October.  Dating all the way back to 1818, the…

Ryanair Accuses Lufthansa of Foul Play Over its Bid for airberlin. Is Etihad Airways to Blame?

In 2009, Lufthansa said it would oppose the “wild expansion” of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways into the European market.  At the time, the airline claimed it welcomed competition but that bilateral agreements between European and Gulf airlines weren’t “balanced.”…

Lufthansa’s New Tableware is “Timeless, modern” and So, So Boring – But at Least it’s Environmentally Friendly

Lufthansa has just unveiled a new set of tableware for all of the airline’s Economy Class passengers flying on intercontinental flights.  It’s not the most exciting airline news ever we admit – but then we took a look at the…

News Roundup – 14th June 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

This week there was speculation that Emirates would bolster its own fleet and aircraft manufacturer Airbus’ fortunes by ordering a further 20 A380 aircraft.  Unfortunately, while Emirates says it regularly “engages with aircraft manufacturers”, it doesn’t plan to place a…

Lufthansa Goes iPad Crazy: 20,000 Cabin Crew Receive Tablet Devices in Major Digital Push

Lufthansa is pushing ahead with its digital transformation plan, codenamed ‘OPSession’, with the delivery of 20,000 iPad Mini’s to all its Cabin Crew.  Like many airlines, Lufthansa and its subsidiaries, Swiss and Austrian, have issued tablet devices to pursers for…

News Roundup – 08th March 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

Virgin Australia has announced that it won’t be starting a service between Perth and Abu Dhabi as was originally planned.  Instead, the carrier intends to focus on international routes to North America and Asia.  But one flight to the USA…

Time for Etihad to Grow Up as it Gets in Bed with Lufthansa

Until recently, the Lufthansa Group’s approach to Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi was downright hostility.  Now, the two airlines are exploring new ways to forge a deepening relationship with one another.   At a glittering press conference in the UAE on…

Time for Etihad to Grow Up as it Gets in Bed with Lufthansa

Until recently, the Lufthansa Group’s approach to Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi was downright hostility.  Now, the two airlines are exploring new ways to forge a deepening relationship with one another.   At a glittering press conference in the UAE on…

What is a Codeshare Flight?

Etihad Airways and Lufthansa recently announced that they were going to put their differences to one side as they signed up for a mutual codeshare agreement.  In the past, Lufthansa has attempted to block the expansion of Gulf carriers into Germany…

Is This for Real? Etihad and Lufthansa in Merger Talks

Is Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi and Germany’s Lufthansa about to merge into one airline? For years, the German airline Lufthansa has attempted to block the three big Middle Eastern airlines from increasing their market position in Germany.  However, a new…