Articles tagged “lufthansa”

Airlines Prioritize New Technologies as They Position Themselves for the Future

Airlines Prioritize New Technologies as They Position Themselves for the Future

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

For years so many airlines were relatively content to sit back and rest on their legacy technologies. These moves by airlines to adapt new technologies are a healthy omen for the future.

3 days ago

Lufthansa Cancels Flights as Airport Security Staff Plan Strike

Lufthansa Cancels Flights as Airport Security Staff Plan Strike

William Wilkes, Bloomberg

We'll have to wait and see whether the strike brings Lufthansa bosses back around the negotiating table or leads to a tougher stance.

7 days ago

Airline Group Turns to Blockchain to Bypass Entrenched Distribution Systems

Airline Group Turns to Blockchain to Bypass Entrenched Distribution Systems

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There have been several new technologies, from the New Distribution Capability to direct-connect, and blockchain, that have at times shown promise in easing the grip of the global distribution systems. For the last 20 years, the incumbent distributors have always managed to exert or shore up their roles.

1 week ago

Lufthansa Overtakes Air France as Europe’s Largest Airline After 14 Years

Lufthansa Overtakes Air France as Europe’s Largest Airline After 14 Years

Tom Lavell, Bloomberg

Lufthansa last year beat Air France-KLM in passenger traffic. The German carrier partly achieved this after making the strategically brilliant move of assuming parts of troubled Air Berlin. But both European giants must constantly watch out for rising unit costs and falling unit revenues.

1 week ago

Europe’s Airlines Approaching U.S.-Like Levels of Profitability

Europe’s Airlines Approaching U.S.-Like Levels of Profitability

Jay Shabat, Skift Airline Weekly

Europe’s airline sector is a mix of thriving and struggling carriers. It’s also a mix of welcome developments, like booming transatlantic demand, and very unwelcome ones, like severe air traffic control delays.

4 weeks ago

Lufthansa Faces New Antitrust Allegations in Europe

Lufthansa Faces New Antitrust Allegations in Europe

Patrick Whyte, Skift

There's no guarantee that the European Commission will act on this complaint but it shows that the online travel industry is still very annoyed with Lufthansa's actions.

1 month ago

Lufthansa Ratchets Up Pressure on Sabre Over Travel Distribution

Lufthansa Ratchets Up Pressure on Sabre Over Travel Distribution

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This year Lufthansa made a series of small moves that, when looked at together, reveal a doubling down on its multi-front strategy to pressure Amadeus, Travelport, and especially Sabre to conform more to its preferred airline distribution practices. Connect the dots, and it looks like a low-grade war.

1 month ago

Lufthansa Wants Union Members to Pay for Having Organized on Company Time

Lufthansa Wants Union Members to Pay for Having Organized on Company Time

William Wilkes, Bloomberg

Unions, like companies, can be good or bad. The devil's in the details of this dispute, which airlines and unions worldwide will be following closely.

1 month ago

Lufthansa’s Digital Hub Launches Software Unit to Help Others Sell Travel Better

Lufthansa’s Digital Hub Launches Software Unit to Help Others Sell Travel Better

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Lufthansa Group has responded to digital disruption by creating a company within a company, Yilu. The group's low-cost carrier Eurowings has already begun using the subsidiary's tools for cross-selling taxi rides.

2 months ago

Lufthansa’s Low-Cost Subsidiary Blunts Profit

Lufthansa’s Low-Cost Subsidiary Blunts Profit

Patrick Whyte, Skift

This winter is going to be a difficult one for Europe's aviation sector, but Lufthansa's mostly solid business, despite Eurowings, means that it can weather the challenging operating environment better than most.

3 months ago

Lufthansa May Shun Airbus for Boeing With Its Next Long-Range Jet Order

Lufthansa May Shun Airbus for Boeing With Its Next Long-Range Jet Order

Julie Johnsson, Benjamin Katz and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Lufthansa has been a major Boeing customer for decades. But until recently, it has not seen a need for Boeing 787s at any of its group airlines. Is it changing its strategy? Or does it simply want more leverage with Airbus?

3 months ago

Lufthansa Expects No Quick Fix for Engine Troubles on Its Newest Narrow-Body Jets

Lufthansa Expects No Quick Fix for Engine Troubles on Its Newest Narrow-Body Jets

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Lufthansa, like many airlines, hoped the Airbus A320neo would be a game-changer because of its new engines. Eventually, it probably will be. But for now, the aircraft is not performing as promised, and engine problems are to blame. Let's hope Pratt & Whitney sorts this out soon.

5 months ago