Articles tagged “germanwings”

Air Berlin’s New CEO Thomas Winkelmann Comes as Carrier Faces Financial Woes

Air Berlin’s New CEO Thomas Winkelmann Comes as Carrier Faces Financial Woes

Associated Press

Many of Air Berlin's struggles are a result of security fears and uncertainty across Europe and it'll be interesting to see if Winkelmann will be the key to turning things around.

2 years ago

Lufthansa’s 2015 Earnings Lifted by Cheap Fuel Despite Deep Labor Woes

Lufthansa’s 2015 Earnings Lifted by Cheap Fuel Despite Deep Labor Woes

David Mchugh, Associated Press

It's smart for Lufthansa to be cautious about 2016: We don't think it's got its act together yet.

2 years ago

Lufthansa’s Low-Cost Carrier, Although Profitable, Still Struggles

Lufthansa’s Low-Cost Carrier, Although Profitable, Still Struggles

Andrea Rothman and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

It's been a turbulent, albeit profitable, year for Lufthansa's low-cost revolution to take off, thanks to labor woes and long-haul delays.

2 years ago

How Safe Were Airlines Around the World in 2015? Pretty Safe, IATA Says

How Safe Were Airlines Around the World in 2015? Pretty Safe, IATA Says

Kyunghee Park and Haslinda Amin, Bloomberg

2 years ago

Lufthansa Eyeing Berlin as Its New Low-Cost European Hub

Lufthansa Eyeing Berlin as Its New Low-Cost European Hub

Stefan Nicola and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Smart move for Lufthansa to think beyond Frankfurt and Munich for its hubs.

3 years ago

Germanwings Crash Forces Rethink of Pilot Mental Health

Germanwings Crash Forces Rethink of Pilot Mental Health

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

There's a fine line between trusting your pilots — which is essential — and making sure they're OK. Carriers will need to do more than put pilots on the defensive in order to make sure passengers are taken care of.

3 years ago

Lufthansa Wants to Drug Test Its Pilots

Lufthansa Wants to Drug Test Its Pilots

Associated Press

Pilots will undoubtably resist Lufthansa's proposed spot testing for prescription drugs but it isn't unreasonable for safety's sake.

3 years ago

Lufthansa Profits on JetBlue Share-Sale Gain

Lufthansa Profits on JetBlue Share-Sale Gain

Associated Press

Lufthansa took a 19 percent stake in JetBlue in 2008 and cashed out in March 2015. Lufthansa's gains on its share sale helped Lufthansa return to profit during the first quarter.

3 years ago

Airline Officials Aren’t Happy About Public Nature of Germanwings Investigation

Airline Officials Aren’t Happy About Public Nature of Germanwings Investigation

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

The information about the pilot's condition may have been a breakthrough, but we'll almost certainly learn that some of the judgments were out of line with what a proper investigation will reveal.

3 years ago

EU Aviation Agency Finds That Germany Has More Pilot Health Problems

EU Aviation Agency Finds That Germany Has More Pilot Health Problems

Andrea Rothman and Elisabeth Behrmann, Bloomberg

3 years ago

Germanwings Crash Intensifies Pressure on Lufthansa’s Embattled CEO

Germanwings Crash Intensifies Pressure on Lufthansa’s Embattled CEO

David Mchugh, Associated Press

Spohr should focus on saving the company, not saving his job.

3 years ago

Germanwings Crash Prompts Germany to Rethink Pilot Testing and Cockpit Doors

Germanwings Crash Prompts Germany to Rethink Pilot Testing and Cockpit Doors

Associated Press

It would seem wise to have more than one commission investigate these two very different issues.

3 years ago