Articles tagged “lufthansa”

Eurowings Plans to Focus on Its Home Turf Before It Expands Its Long-Haul Operation

Eurowings Plans to Focus on Its Home Turf Before It Expands Its Long-Haul Operation

Brian Sumers, Skift

Lufthansa Group has been more insulated from low-cost competition than most of Europe's legacy airlines. That's quickly changing, and the company needs to get its plans in order. It must find a way to turn its Eurowings operation into a more nimble competitor with lower costs.

2 weeks ago

Airlines Become More Sophisticated With Personalized Offers for Passengers

Airlines Become More Sophisticated With Personalized Offers for Passengers

Brian Sumers, Skift

Many of the world's airlines know they're not as good as retailers like Amazon in targeting offers for individual passengers. A lot of carriers want to improve, so they can get the right offer in front of the right person at the right time. But it won't be easy, since airlines often have clunky computer systems.

3 weeks ago

Etihad and Lufthansa Are Exploring a Deeper Relationship

Etihad and Lufthansa Are Exploring a Deeper Relationship

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

It's too early to know for sure, but Etihad may have made a mistake in trying to prop up so many failing European airlines. It now needs a new European plan, and Lufthansa likely will be part of that strategy. But that doesn't mean Etihad needs to buy a piece of the airline.

1 month ago

Air Berlin’s New CEO Thomas Winkelmann Comes as Carrier Faces Financial Woes

Air Berlin’s New CEO Thomas Winkelmann Comes as Carrier Faces Financial Woes

Associated Press

Many of Air Berlin's struggles are a result of security fears and uncertainty across Europe and it'll be interesting to see if Winkelmann will be the key to turning things around.

2 months ago

Lufthansa Will Finally Complete Its Acquisition of Brussels Airlines

Lufthansa Will Finally Complete Its Acquisition of Brussels Airlines

Associated Press

After a brief delay, Lufthansa will buy the rest of struggling Brussels Airlines and integrate the airline into its low-cost Eurowings carrier by 2018. The extremely affordable acquisition will help Lufthansa grow its low-cost long-haul presence in Europe and Africa.

2 months ago

Airline Lounges Up the Ante on Spa Perks for Ultra-Rich Male Passengers

Airline Lounges Up the Ante on Spa Perks for Ultra-Rich Male Passengers

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Crazy-rich male travelers: they're just like us.

3 months ago

Strike Continues to Hurt Lufthansa as Pilot Standoff Enters Second Week

Strike Continues to Hurt Lufthansa as Pilot Standoff Enters Second Week

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Lufthansa's difficult relationship with its pilots is continuing to cause problems at the airline. Low-cost rival Ryanair is in a good spot to capitalize on the situation if things can't be sorted out.

3 months ago

Lufthansa Pilot Strike Is a Bad Start to Holiday Travel Season — Skift Business Traveler

Lufthansa Pilot Strike Is a Bad Start to Holiday Travel Season — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Passengers flying on Lufthansa this week may want to recheck their itineraries -- Lufthansa pilots just authorized an extension to their strike into the middle of this week.

3 months ago

Lufthansa’s Pilots Say They’re Open to Talks After Four Days of Strikes

Lufthansa’s Pilots Say They’re Open to Talks After Four Days of Strikes

Reuters

While Lufthansa, Air France, Alitalia, and others struggle mightily with their labor challenges, companies like IAG that fought big battles in previous years can only sit back and watch with restrained schadenfreude.

3 months ago

Lufthansa Pilot Strike Cancels 1,800 Flights Worldwide

Lufthansa Pilot Strike Cancels 1,800 Flights Worldwide

Associated Press

Long-simmering labor disputes aren't just bad for Lufthansa's growth or its business. It's bad for passengers, too.

3 months ago

Gulf Airlines Look for Lounge Expansion in Frankfurt, Further Squeezing Lufthansa

Gulf Airlines Look for Lounge Expansion in Frankfurt, Further Squeezing Lufthansa

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Lufthansa is finding itself in an untenable position. The airline is slowing Lufthansa's expansion and growing its Eurowings unit to compete with Ryanair and EasyJet. Meanwhile, the Gulf carriers are beating up Lufthansa with upscale, long-haul service. Lufthansa will find it very tough to please two masters.

4 months ago

Lufthansa Group Thinks It Has an Answer to Ryanair’s New German Incursion

Lufthansa Group Thinks It Has an Answer to Ryanair’s New German Incursion

Brian Sumers, Skift

Lufthansa Group is about a decade late in realizing the European low cost carriers are a massive threat. But it's good to see the company trying to do something about it and expanding its Eurowings operation.

4 months ago