Articles tagged “lufthansa”

EasyJet Is Transforming the German Market With Launch of Domestic Routes

EasyJet Is Transforming the German Market With Launch of Domestic Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

Yes, Air Berlin was ostensibly competition for Lufthansa. But for a long time, Air Berlin was a weakened competitor. Now that Easyjet has taken over some of Air Berlin's assets, the German market could be transformed.

2 weeks ago

Ryanair Still Doing Better Than Its Rivals

Ryanair Still Doing Better Than Its Rivals

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Despite all the bad headlines, Ryanair continues to dominate the short-haul European market. The performance – though slightly down on previous years – should also help take some of the heat off Chief Executive Michael O’Leary.

2 weeks ago

Lufthansa Joins EU Carriers in Adopting Spend-Based Loyalty Program — Business of Loyalty

Lufthansa Joins EU Carriers in Adopting Spend-Based Loyalty Program — Business of Loyalty

Grant Martin, Skift

With the change by Lufthansa Group, travelers in Europe will have to adjust to the new normal in loyalty programs.

4 weeks 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.

4 weeks ago

Lufthansa Ends Pursuit of Air Berlin’s Niki After European Union Pressure

Lufthansa Ends Pursuit of Air Berlin’s Niki After European Union Pressure

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

While the European Union's rigorous competition laws are well-meaning, in this case they likely mean the closure of an airline, job losses and travel chaos. Let's hope another buyer emerges.

1 month ago

Pilot Shortage Issue Splits European Airline Execs

Pilot Shortage Issue Splits European Airline Execs

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Are there enough airline pilots to go around? There's no agreement on whether there's a crisis, but some airlines are at a greater disadvantage than others.

1 month ago

Lufthansa’s Planned Air Berlin Takeover Is Questioned by Regulators

Lufthansa’s Planned Air Berlin Takeover Is Questioned by Regulators

Aoife White and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

It's no surprise regulators understand Lufthansa acquiring assets from what was once its biggest domestic rival could hurt competition. But we're betting Lufthansa will find a way to close this deal.

1 month ago

Lufthansa to Offer Revamped Business Class With Seats 7 Feet Long

Lufthansa to Offer Revamped Business Class With Seats 7 Feet Long

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Lufthansa had nothing approaching an on-time arrival when it came to introducing lie-flat seats in 2013, and now it hopes to get a leg or two up on the competition. We'll leave it to the reviewers to give us the pros and cons once the new seats are airborne.

2 months ago

Air Berlin Shuts Down Friday, Leaving a Temporary Gap in Germany’s Air Market

Air Berlin Shuts Down Friday, Leaving a Temporary Gap in Germany’s Air Market

Associated Press

When airlines with storied histories fly for the last time, it's a sad day across the airline industry. But Air Berlin is not Pan Am. The German airline had its loyalists, yes. But the world will be fine without Air Berlin. Sad, but true.

3 months ago

Lufthansa Growth Has a Downside for European Flyers

Lufthansa Growth Has a Downside for European Flyers

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

Increased consolidation in the European aviation market will likely benefit bigger players like Lufthansa Group. Will low-cost carriers be able to regain their competitive edge in this evolving landscape?

3 months ago

Global Airlines Add Security Interviews on U.S.-Bound Flights

Global Airlines Add Security Interviews on U.S.-Bound Flights

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press

Enhanced security procedures for international flyers headed to the U.S. seems like compromise between U.S. security agencies and global airlines. The question is whether the strategy will have a negative effect on passenger experience going forward.

3 months ago

Lufthansa Readies $590 Million Bid for Alitalia Assets

Lufthansa Readies $590 Million Bid for Alitalia Assets

Associated Press

Etihad's non-alliance alliance strategy crumbled along with Air Berlin and Alitalia. Now, Lufthansa is moving in with the hope of picking up some of the Alitalia pieces after having already done a deal for Air Berlin.

3 months ago