Articles tagged “eurowings”

Lufthansa to Add Flights Catering to U.S. Low-Cost, Long-Haul Market

Lufthansa to Add Flights Catering to U.S. Low-Cost, Long-Haul Market

William Wilkes, Bloomberg

Despite a somewhat precarious business model, the appetite for low-cost, long-haul transatlantic flights has not yet slowed, so it's not surprising that Lufthansa is ramping up its offering.

2 months ago

Did Lufthansa Group Overreact to Low-Cost, Long-Haul Threat?

Did Lufthansa Group Overreact to Low-Cost, Long-Haul Threat?

Brian Sumers, Skift

Lufthansa Group was terrified it would repeat past mistakes, so it built an airline to compete with Norwegian Air and other low-cost, long-haul carriers. Now that airline, called Eurowings, is kaput, and Lufthansa can chalk up another mistake.

4 months ago

Lufthansa Plans Revamp of Low-Cost Eurowings Unit To Focus On Short-Haul Flights Only

Lufthansa Plans Revamp of Low-Cost Eurowings Unit To Focus On Short-Haul Flights Only

William Wilkes, Bloomberg

It seems Lufthansa will scale back its previously ambitious strategy for Eurowings and focus on airports where it has a stronghold. The idea is that being a simplified airline will have a better chance at competing with the likes of Ryanair and EasyJet.

4 months ago

Lufthansa’s Low-Cost Subsidiary Blunts Profit

Lufthansa’s Low-Cost Subsidiary Blunts Profit

Patrick Whyte, Skift

This winter is going to be a difficult one for Europe's aviation sector, but Lufthansa's mostly solid business, despite Eurowings, means that it can weather the challenging operating environment better than most.

12 months ago

Lightning Strikes Slow Down Fast-Growing Eurowings

Lightning Strikes Slow Down Fast-Growing Eurowings

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Of course weather-related problems are out of a company's hands, but Eurowings is also suffering because of its very ambitious growth strategy.

1 year ago

Air France-KLM Isn’t Sure What to Do About Low-Cost Rivals

Air France-KLM Isn’t Sure What to Do About Low-Cost Rivals

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Air France-KLM is being much more cautious than its rivals on the subject of low-cost long-haul. Joon isn't the long-term answer and Air France-Klm needs to come up with something better if it is going to compete against Norwegian and others.

2 years ago

Air Berlin’s Collapse Gives Lufthansa a Chance to Expand Its Low-Cost Airline

Air Berlin’s Collapse Gives Lufthansa a Chance to Expand Its Low-Cost Airline

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Lufthansa seems to be the obvious suitor for at least some of Air Berlin's business. Picking up some of the slots from its former rival would give it a chance to really grow its low-cost Eurowings unit, which could lead to the introduction of more routes to North America.

2 years ago

Lufthansa Will Expand Its Eurowings Brand as Budget Carrier Fight Heats Up

Lufthansa Will Expand Its Eurowings Brand as Budget Carrier Fight Heats Up

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Reading between the lines, Lufthansa is saying its success in acquiring Brussels Airlines and Air Berlin and incorporating them into Eurowings means it may do additional takeovers and may compete with Wow and Norwegian on transatlantic routes.

3 years ago

Expect Low-Cost, Long-Haul Airlines to Keep Growing, Trade Group Chief Says

Expect Low-Cost, Long-Haul Airlines to Keep Growing, Trade Group Chief Says

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

It's amazing it took this long for low-cost, long-haul airlines to reach critical mass. But IATA's Alexandre de Juniac is right. There's probably no stopping this trend now. People are demanding cheap international flights.

3 years ago

Eurowings Plans to Focus on Its Home Turf Before It Expands Its Long-Haul Operation

Eurowings Plans to Focus on Its Home Turf Before It Expands Its Long-Haul Operation

Brian Sumers, Skift

Lufthansa Group has been more insulated from low-cost competition than most of Europe's legacy airlines. That's quickly changing, and the company needs to get its plans in order. It must find a way to turn its Eurowings operation into a more nimble competitor with lower costs.

3 years ago

Gulf Airlines Look for Lounge Expansion in Frankfurt, Further Squeezing Lufthansa

Gulf Airlines Look for Lounge Expansion in Frankfurt, Further Squeezing Lufthansa

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Lufthansa is finding itself in an untenable position. The airline is slowing Lufthansa's expansion and growing its Eurowings unit to compete with Ryanair and EasyJet. Meanwhile, the Gulf carriers are beating up Lufthansa with upscale, long-haul service. Lufthansa will find it very tough to please two masters.

3 years ago

Lufthansa Group Thinks It Has an Answer to Ryanair’s New German Incursion

Lufthansa Group Thinks It Has an Answer to Ryanair’s New German Incursion

Brian Sumers, Skift

Lufthansa Group is about a decade late in realizing the European low cost carriers are a massive threat. But it's good to see the company trying to do something about it and expanding its Eurowings operation.

3 years ago