Articles tagged “lufthansa”

Lufthansa to Add Flights Catering to U.S. Low-Cost, Long-Haul Market

Lufthansa to Add Flights Catering to U.S. Low-Cost, Long-Haul Market

William Wilkes, Bloomberg

Despite a somewhat precarious business model, the appetite for low-cost, long-haul transatlantic flights has not yet slowed, so it's not surprising that Lufthansa is ramping up its offering.

2 weeks ago

Lufthansa Ready at Home in Germany for Long Battle With Low-Cost Rivals

Lufthansa Ready at Home in Germany for Long Battle With Low-Cost Rivals

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Lufthansa had it pretty easy in its home market for a long time, but sustained low-cost competition has come at a bad time. It will be hoping a revamped Eurowings is enough to see off EasyJet and Ryanair.

4 weeks ago

Ryanair and Lufthansa Clash Over Which Pollutes More

Ryanair and Lufthansa Clash Over Which Pollutes More

Simon Foy and Kristie Pladson, Bloomberg

European airlines need to stop arguing and start focusing more on reducing emissions. It's an important topic.

1 month ago

The Most Fascinating Part of the World for Airlines So Far This Year

The Most Fascinating Part of the World for Airlines So Far This Year

Jay Shabat, Skift

It's never dull in the airline industry, and the first half of 2019 has been no exception. We were hard-pressed to single out the most interesting region. But the industry in Europe had the wildest ride in the first half, with high-profile bankruptcies, a few strikes, impending acquisitions, changing business models, and the perennial Alitalia saga.

2 months ago

Thomas Cook Will Struggle to Drum Up Sale Interest: Analysts

Thomas Cook Will Struggle to Drum Up Sale Interest: Analysts

William Canny, Bloomberg

The financial side of things doesn't look good for Thomas Cook, but the company will be hoping someone sees the value in a brand with a 178-year legacy.

2 months ago

TravelPerk Partners With Lufthansa for Direct Booking

TravelPerk Partners With Lufthansa for Direct Booking

Isaac Carey, Skift

TravelPerk’s reveal comes on the heels of TripActions’ announcement earlier this month. So what travel management company will be next to offer direct distribution?

2 months ago

Basic Business Class Fares Set Landmines for Frequent Flyers

Basic Business Class Fares Set Landmines for Frequent Flyers

Grant Martin, Skift

A new series of unbundled business class fares coming to market pushes many frequent flyer benefits to the side. For those religious about loyalty programs, the fares are worth avoiding.

2 months ago

Lufthansa Plans Revamp of Low-Cost Eurowings Unit To Focus On Short-Haul Flights Only

Lufthansa Plans Revamp of Low-Cost Eurowings Unit To Focus On Short-Haul Flights Only

William Wilkes, Bloomberg

It seems Lufthansa will scale back its previously ambitious strategy for Eurowings and focus on airports where it has a stronghold. The idea is that being a simplified airline will have a better chance at competing with the likes of Ryanair and EasyJet.

2 months ago

Air France-KLM CEO Says Company Would Consider Buying a Competitor

Air France-KLM CEO Says Company Would Consider Buying a Competitor

Brian Sumers, Skift

The Air France-KLM merger has been a textbook example of how hard it is to meld corporate cultures. But CEO Ben Smith isn't letting that deter him from taking a look at new acquisitions. Too soon?

3 months ago

Lufthansa Will Adopt Dynamic Award Pricing for Its Loyalty Program

Lufthansa Will Adopt Dynamic Award Pricing for Its Loyalty Program

Grant Martin, Skift

In moving to a dynamic-based system for selling award seats, Lufthansa will be the first European carrier to formally adopt the model. But will the program look like its American cousins?

3 months ago

Ryanair Ready to Pounce on Opportunities From Pending Airline Mergers

Ryanair Ready to Pounce on Opportunities From Pending Airline Mergers

Patrick Whyte, Skift

It looks like Ryanair is preparing itself for a major shakeup of the European airline industry. We've heard it talk about struggling competition before, but things are getting much tougher out there.

3 months ago

British Airways Parent Isn’t Interested in Buying Thomas Cook’s Airlines

British Airways Parent Isn’t Interested in Buying Thomas Cook’s Airlines

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Despite playing a key role in European airline consolidation over the last few years, it seems IAG's arch dealmaker Willie Walsh is now happy to sit back and let others fight it out.

4 months ago