Articles tagged “lufthansa”

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 weeks 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?

4 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

1 month ago

Bankrupt Air Berlin Ready to End Flights in Late October

Bankrupt Air Berlin Ready to End Flights in Late October

Associated Press

Air Berlin will end its flights at the end of the month, while its subsidiaries will continue to operate. It's still unclear what exactly will transpire in the next few weeks as Lufthansa and Easyjet bid to carve up the airline into pieces.

1 month ago

Lufthansa Finds Collecting Passenger Data Is Easier Than Actually Using It

Lufthansa Finds Collecting Passenger Data Is Easier Than Actually Using It

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Airlines are getting better at data analysis. So now they face a fresh challenge of having to leverage that data by making their real-world operations correspondingly more responsive.

2 months ago

Lufthansa Ad Campaign Ridicules Ryanair Over Pilot Fiasco

Lufthansa Ad Campaign Ridicules Ryanair Over Pilot Fiasco

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

In a cheeky ad, Eurowings says passengers should switch to its flights. What goes around comes around: The Irish airline is often the one ridiculing its rivals.

2 months ago

Lufthansa and EasyJet Win Battle to Carve Up Bankrupt Air Berlin

Lufthansa and EasyJet Win Battle to Carve Up Bankrupt Air Berlin

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Lufthansa and EasyJet have been flagged as front runners for a while now so this shouldn't come as a surprise. Still, it will be interesting to see how both utilize the assets if their bids are successful.

2 months ago

European Regulators Are Investigating Lufthansa’s Controversial Travel Agent Surcharge

European Regulators Are Investigating Lufthansa’s Controversial Travel Agent Surcharge

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The European Union's decision to investigate Lufthansa's surcharge represents a potential blow to the airline industry, which is attempting to wrestle back control from intermediaries. Although the transport commission confirmed an investigation, it doesn't appear that any decision is imminent.

2 months ago

Air Berlin Pilots Stage a Sick Out and Management Is Not Happy

Air Berlin Pilots Stage a Sick Out and Management Is Not Happy

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Often, when pilots call in sick en masse, they have a strategy. It's not clear if there's any strategy here. The future is not bright for Air Berlin, and there's nothing pilots can do. Perhaps they only called in sick to register their displeasure at the airline's failure.

2 months ago

Ryanair Says It’s Serious About Alitalia but Only the Short-Haul Routes

Ryanair Says It’s Serious About Alitalia but Only the Short-Haul Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

Ryanair does appear serious about taking over Alitalia. But it still seems odd that Ryanair would want to take over one of the world's most dysfunctional airlines. Wouldn't it just be better for Ryanair to keep growing organically?

2 months ago

What It Takes to Build the Perfect Premium Airport Lounge

What It Takes to Build the Perfect Premium Airport Lounge

Colin Nagy, Skift

Here are the brands that are innovating and getting the lounge experience right.

3 months ago