Articles tagged “lufthansa”

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.

3 days 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.

3 days 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.

7 days 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 weeks 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?

3 weeks 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 weeks ago

Air Berlin’s Post-Bankruptcy Future Is Unclear but Ryanair Wants a Piece

Air Berlin’s Post-Bankruptcy Future Is Unclear but Ryanair Wants a Piece

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Given Ryanair's previous lack of interest in pursuing airline acquisitions, it is hard to know how serious it is about about buying Air Berlin. It might just be a good excuse to give rival airlines and regulators a hard time, something the carrier has enjoyed.

1 month ago

4 Takeaways on the Future of Travel Distribution and the Accompanying Channel Shock

4 Takeaways on the Future of Travel Distribution and the Accompanying Channel Shock

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Airlines around the world are looking to revamp their distribution and merchandising efforts. Most of the innovation is happening in Europe right now, but U.S. airlines are starting to experiment, as well.

1 month ago

Ryanair Is Trying to Be Friendlier But It’s Still Hard to Love

Ryanair Is Trying to Be Friendlier But It’s Still Hard to Love

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

Ryanair might have made itself more attractive to consumers by eliminating some of its nastier habits but it sometimes struggles to get a sympathetic hearing from governments, regulators, and employees.

1 month ago

Air Berlin’s Collapse Gives Lufthansa a Chance to Expand Its Low-Cost Airline

Air Berlin’s Collapse Gives Lufthansa a Chance to Expand Its Low-Cost Airline

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Lufthansa seems to be the obvious suitor for at least some of Air Berlin's business. Picking up some of the slots from its former rival would give it a chance to really grow its low-cost Eurowings unit, which could lead to the introduction of more routes to North America.

1 month ago

Air Berlin Files for Bankruptcy as Etihad Pulls Funding

Air Berlin Files for Bankruptcy as Etihad Pulls Funding

David Rising, Associated Press

Given Air Berlin's recent struggles it was seemingly only a matter of time before it collapsed. The likes of Lufthansa and TUI Group will see this as an ideal opportunity to reimagine the German aviation market, which in recent years has suffered from chronic overcapacity.

1 month ago

European Airline Executives Still Think There Are Too Many Airlines

European Airline Executives Still Think There Are Too Many Airlines

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It seems like there is a renewed appetite among Europe's big airline groups to reduce the number of players in the market. They may find it hard to do while fuel remains cheap, but when it starts to creep up, more deals will likely occur.

1 month ago