Articles tagged “lufthansa”

Lufthansa Thinks Starting an Indian Airline Is a Bad Idea

Lufthansa Thinks Starting an Indian Airline Is a Bad Idea

P R Sanjai and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Although Qatar Airways plans on entering India with a domestic carrier, and many other carriers have acquired stakes in domestic Indian carriers, Lufthansa thinks fuel prices are too costly to make a similar move.

1 month ago

Lufthansa is Counting on A350s to Boost Profitability in Munich

Lufthansa is Counting on A350s to Boost Profitability in Munich

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

With fuel prices low, it's not as important for airlines replace older planes. But there's an exception. The Airbus A340s flown by Lufthansa have four engines, and they're considered gas guzzlers. For Lufthansa, replacing them with A350s makes a lot of sense, and it should help profitability in Munich.

2 months ago

Investors Bet that Europe’s Major Airlines Have Found Route Around Turbulence

Investors Bet that Europe’s Major Airlines Have Found Route Around Turbulence

Chiara Remondini and Brian Lysaght , Bloomberg

In a change from the past five years, investors have been running up the stock valuations of Air France/KLM, IAG, and Lufthansa Group, which have done acceptable jobs of negotiating a year marred by terrorism, air traffic disruption, and the economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

2 months ago

Lufthansa Will Expand Its Eurowings Brand as Budget Carrier Fight Heats Up

Lufthansa Will Expand Its Eurowings Brand as Budget Carrier Fight Heats Up

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Reading between the lines, Lufthansa is saying its success in acquiring Brussels Airlines and Air Berlin and incorporating them into Eurowings means it may do additional takeovers and may compete with Wow and Norwegian on transatlantic routes.

2 months ago

Lufthansa CEO Says Britain Risks Flight Chaos if Brexit Talks Miss Deadline

Lufthansa CEO Says Britain Risks Flight Chaos if Brexit Talks Miss Deadline

Birgit Jennen, Benjamin Katz and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

As Britain and the European Union divorce, aviation treaties need to be redone. Lufthansa's CEO Carsten Spohr warns that a plan needs to be made within a year or else there will be flight disruptions in 2019.

2 months ago

Google Flights Gains Popularity Among Millennials as It Adds Booking Sites

Google Flights Gains Popularity Among Millennials as It Adds Booking Sites

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Despite recent gains, Google Flights is still the price-comparison tool of tomorrow, and not today -- unless its scale makes the instant booking of flights a standard way of doing things.

2 months ago

Lufthansa Calls Direct Booking a Success as British Airways Is Poised to Copy It

Lufthansa Calls Direct Booking a Success as British Airways Is Poised to Copy It

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Lufthansa is investing in direct booking connectivity with corporations (and the commercial initiatives to make them happen). The technological and commercial Tarmac being laid may pave the way for others, like IAG's British Airways.

2 months ago

Lufthansa’s Struggles Continue as Fares Keep Falling

Lufthansa’s Struggles Continue as Fares Keep Falling

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

We're reaching a critical point in European aviation. Too many airlines are flying too many routes and when the price of fuel hits a certain point things are going to have to change.

2 months ago

Ryanair will Bring More Cheap Fares to Lufthansa’s Frankfurt Hub

Ryanair will Bring More Cheap Fares to Lufthansa’s Frankfurt Hub

Benjamin Katz and Tom Lavell, Bloomberg

Lufthansa Group owns a low cost airline called Eurowings, but it does not have the same ultra low cost base as Ryanair. That probably gives Ryanair an advantage here.

3 months ago

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.

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months ago