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Articles tagged “lufthansa”

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.

6 days 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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 weeks 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.

1 month ago

Lufthansa’s Long Haul Network From Frankfurt is Profitable After Route Cuts

Lufthansa’s Long Haul Network From Frankfurt is Profitable After Route Cuts

Richard Weiss , Bloomberg

Consider how much low cost competition Lufthansa has in the European market, it's a good thing that all of its long-haul routes from Frankfurt made money over the summer. But with low cost airlines preparing to add long-haul flights over the coming years, will this stay the case?

1 month ago

Ryanair Revamps Strategy and Expands to Frankfurt, Posing a Challenge to Lufthansa

Ryanair Revamps Strategy and Expands to Frankfurt, Posing a Challenge to Lufthansa

Christopher Jasper and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

No longer a quirky upstart, Ryanair is among the most powerful airlines in Europe. But so far it has stuck to its roots and avoided many of Europe's biggest airports. That's about to change, with the airline poised to expand in Frankfurt. How will Lufthansa react?

1 month ago

Lufthansa to Double Eurowings Fleet Size to Compete With Ryanair, EasyJet

Lufthansa to Double Eurowings Fleet Size to Compete With Ryanair, EasyJet

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Lufthansa's flurry of deals with Germanwings and Brussels Airlines enables Lufthansa -- in theory, at least -- to get around union opposition to Eurowings' expansion. Can Eurowings really compete with Ryanair, EasyJet and Norwegian? We'll see if parent Lufthansa really has the chops to do it.

2 months ago

Air Berlin, in Financial Peril, May Send 40 Aircraft to a Competitor

Air Berlin, in Financial Peril, May Send 40 Aircraft to a Competitor

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Etihad, which owns 29 percent of Air Berlin, may have finally decided it no longer wants to subsidize mounting losses. If this deal happens, Air Berlin will still be around, but at a more manageable size.

2 months ago

TSA Precheck Expands to Lufthansa Passengers Headed to Europe

TSA Precheck Expands to Lufthansa Passengers Headed to Europe

Grant Martin, Skift

TSA Precheck subscribers can now access expedited lines when flying on Lufthansa.

3 months ago