Articles tagged “Lufthansa Group”

Video: Why Lufthansa Group Helps Customers From Other Airlines Check In for Flights

Video: Why Lufthansa Group Helps Customers From Other Airlines Check In for Flights

Brian Sumers, Skift

Lufthansa Group's Airlinecheckins.com may not be the most amazing innovation ever, but considering it only took about 30,000 euros to build, the return on investment has been impressive. The platform allows customers to check in for flights on more than 200 airlines. And as the facilitator, Lufthansa gets a lot of data about passenger preferences.

2 months ago

Skift Forum Europe Preview: Lufthansa Group’s Innovation Hub Is Its Hedge Against Disruptors

Skift Forum Europe Preview: Lufthansa Group’s Innovation Hub Is Its Hedge Against Disruptors

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's not easy to bring the 'fail fast' mantra to an airline. But through its innovation hub in Berlin, Lufthansa is trying to bring some tech-world principles to the airline business. That's a good thing.

5 months ago

Lufthansa Group Overtakes British Airways Owner in Size

Lufthansa Group Overtakes British Airways Owner in Size

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

It's nice for Lufthansa Group to be Europe's second-largest airline by traffic. It's even better that it carries more passengers than Ryanair. But we're guessing the airline company would prefer another moniker: Europe's most profitable carrier.

7 months ago

Video: Lufthansa Strives to Become as Data-Savvy as Netflix

Video: Lufthansa Strives to Become as Data-Savvy as Netflix

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Like many airlines, Lufthansa worries that other companies could disrupt parts of its business like Netflix did with movies. To prevent that, it has launched a data-based offensive.

8 months ago

Airlines Put Facebook Messenger Chatbots to Work Answering Easy Questions

Airlines Put Facebook Messenger Chatbots to Work Answering Easy Questions

Brian Sumers, Skift

Bots have come a long way since Alaska Airlines introduced 'Ask Jenn' about a decade ago. But they're still not perfect. At least for now, we'd rather have a human touch.

1 year ago

Lufthansa Is No Longer Alone in Its Battle Against Airfare Middlemen

Lufthansa Is No Longer Alone in Its Battle Against Airfare Middlemen

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Ukraine's flag carrier is the first airline to follow Lufthansa's bold September 2015 move to add a surcharge to bookings made via third-parties. Yet the industry may be overstating the threat to the revenue of the middlemen.

1 year ago

Investors Bet that Europe’s Major Airlines Have Found Route Around Turbulence

Investors Bet that Europe’s Major Airlines Have Found Route Around Turbulence

Chiara Remondini and Brian Lysaght , Bloomberg

In a change from the past five years, investors have been running up the stock valuations of Air France/KLM, IAG, and Lufthansa Group, which have done acceptable jobs of negotiating a year marred by terrorism, air traffic disruption, and the economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

1 year 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.

1 year ago

Lufthansa CEO Says Britain Risks Flight Chaos if Brexit Talks Miss Deadline

Lufthansa CEO Says Britain Risks Flight Chaos if Brexit Talks Miss Deadline

Birgit Jennen, Benjamin Katz and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

As Britain and the European Union divorce, aviation treaties need to be redone. Lufthansa's CEO Carsten Spohr warns that a plan needs to be made within a year or else there will be flight disruptions in 2019.

1 year ago

Lufthansa Calls Direct Booking a Success as British Airways Is Poised to Copy It

Lufthansa Calls Direct Booking a Success as British Airways Is Poised to Copy It

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Lufthansa is investing in direct booking connectivity with corporations (and the commercial initiatives to make them happen). The technological and commercial Tarmac being laid may pave the way for others, like IAG's British Airways.

1 year ago

This Is Why Warren Buffett Probably Has Little Interest in European Airline Stocks

This Is Why Warren Buffett Probably Has Little Interest in European Airline Stocks

Chris Bryant , Bloomberg

Europe's airlines likely must consolidate further if they are going to match U.S. airline industry profitability. That should eventually happen — some CEOs of the continent's more powerful airlines talk about making further acquisitions — but nothing is imminent. So Europe's airline stocks may not be great buys, yet.

2 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.

2 years ago