Articles tagged “lufthansa”

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.

6 days 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 weeks 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 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 months 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 months ago