Articles tagged “Lufthansa Group”

Is Lufthansa’s Coolness on Stakes in Alitalia and Condor a Ploy?

Is Lufthansa’s Coolness on Stakes in Alitalia and Condor a Ploy?

Patrick Whyte, Skift

What are the chances that Lufthansa ends up owning at least parts of Alitalia and Condor? It doesn't seem enthusiastic about either, but it might be better than letting a competitor get hold of them — as long as regulators agree.

2 weeks ago

Airlines Care Less About the Environment Than They Lead You to Believe

Airlines Care Less About the Environment Than They Lead You to Believe

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airlines know passengers care about the environment, so they're all ready with talking points to provide their sustainability bonafides. But many are changing little about their strategies.

3 weeks 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.

5 months ago

European Governments See Renewed Importance of National Airlines

European Governments See Renewed Importance of National Airlines

Brian Sumers, Skift

European governments once believed they could rely on the market to ensure their links to the outside world. But many are starting to become more protective of their national airlines. In many ways, it is a return to the past.

6 months ago

Lufthansa Now Drives More Than Half Its Bookings Directly

Lufthansa Now Drives More Than Half Its Bookings Directly

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Some airlines will be jealous of Lufthansa Group's ability to have one out of every two of its customers book directly through its brand sites or travel management channels without having to pay fees to third-party tech middlemen.

8 months ago

Lufthansa Overtakes Air France as Europe’s Largest Airline After 14 Years

Lufthansa Overtakes Air France as Europe’s Largest Airline After 14 Years

Tom Lavell, Bloomberg

Lufthansa last year beat Air France-KLM in passenger traffic. The German carrier partly achieved this after making the strategically brilliant move of assuming parts of troubled Air Berlin. But both European giants must constantly watch out for rising unit costs and falling unit revenues.

10 months ago

Lufthansa Ratchets Up Pressure on Sabre Over Travel Distribution

Lufthansa Ratchets Up Pressure on Sabre Over Travel Distribution

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This year Lufthansa made a series of small moves that, when looked at together, reveal a doubling down on its multi-front strategy to pressure Amadeus, Travelport, and especially Sabre to conform more to its preferred airline distribution practices. Connect the dots, and it looks like a low-grade war.

12 months ago

Lufthansa Wants Union Members to Pay for Having Organized on Company Time

Lufthansa Wants Union Members to Pay for Having Organized on Company Time

William Wilkes, Bloomberg

Unions, like companies, can be good or bad. The devil's in the details of this dispute, which airlines and unions worldwide will be following closely.

12 months ago

Lufthansa’s Digital Hub Launches Software Unit to Help Others Sell Travel Better

Lufthansa’s Digital Hub Launches Software Unit to Help Others Sell Travel Better

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Lufthansa Group has responded to digital disruption by creating a company within a company, Yilu. The group's low-cost carrier Eurowings has already begun using the subsidiary's tools for cross-selling taxi rides.

1 year ago

Why Lufthansa Should Keep Its Catering Arm

Why Lufthansa Should Keep Its Catering Arm

David Fickling, Bloomberg

The German national airline might sell its catering division. And that would be a mistake, given that the unit covers its costs and helps provide diversification in the event of an economic downturn. Focusing on core competencies is a buzzword now, but prudence is advice for the ages.

1 year ago

Lufthansa Group May Sell Its Catering Arm as In-Flight Food Demand Dwindles

Lufthansa Group May Sell Its Catering Arm as In-Flight Food Demand Dwindles

Aaron Kirchfeld, Joyce Koh, Manuel Baigorri and Richard Weiss , Bloomberg

Lufthansa owns more ancillary businesses than most airlines, and generally that works out OK. But airline catering is not a growth industry, so maybe it's time for the company to get out of the business.

1 year ago

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.

1 year ago