Articles tagged “lufthansa”

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.

2 months ago

Lufthansa Still Has Its Eye on Alitalia

Lufthansa Still Has Its Eye on Alitalia

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Another steady update from Lufthansa. If and when further consolidation happens in Europe, we can expect the airline group to play a key role.

3 months ago

Norwegian CEO Warms Up to Potential Sale

Norwegian CEO Warms Up to Potential Sale

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Norwegian's CEO seems to be a lot more relaxed about the possibility of selling the company than he was just a few weeks ago. He may still think the airline can thrive independently but if the price is right we should expect a sale.

4 months ago

Norwegian Attracts Lufthansa’s Interest as Bidding War Looms

Norwegian Attracts Lufthansa’s Interest as Bidding War Looms

Christopher Jasper and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

The odds on Norwegian staying an independent company look very slim indeed. The big question then is: where will Norwegian end up? At the moment it's a two-horse race between Lufthansa and IAG.

4 months ago

Lightning Strikes Slow Down Fast-Growing Eurowings

Lightning Strikes Slow Down Fast-Growing Eurowings

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Of course weather-related problems are out of a company's hands, but Eurowings is also suffering because of its very ambitious growth strategy.

4 months ago

Why Ryanair Is Hungry for Acquisitions

Why Ryanair Is Hungry for Acquisitions

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Ryanair is the great white shark of the airline world. It knows which airlines are bleeding cash and it is in the mood to feast.

5 months ago

Lufthansa Forced to Cancel Flights as German Labor Issues Resurface

Lufthansa Forced to Cancel Flights as German Labor Issues Resurface

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

It looks like Lufthansa is caught up in the greater wave of labor strife cropping up across Germany. After canceling half its flights scheduled for Tuesday, the airline has to hope this is an isolated incident.

6 months ago

How Lufthansa Group Tries to Beat Back Its Own Bureaucracy

How Lufthansa Group Tries to Beat Back Its Own Bureaucracy

Brian Sumers, Skift

The bureaucracy at a major legacy airline often rivals that of a government. So when Lufthansa Group decided it needed an innovation hub, it purposely built it in Berlin, far from the main headquarters. That was probably a good idea.

7 months ago

Lufthansa Will Cut Berlin-New York Route Only Months After Its Launch

Lufthansa Will Cut Berlin-New York Route Only Months After Its Launch

Richard Weiss , Bloomberg

This is more notable than it looks. Legacy airlines in the past were known for keeping high-profile unprofitable routes for years, if only to save face. But here, Lufthansa cut the route remarkably quickly — the definition of "fail fast."

7 months ago

Lufthansa Is Very Worried About Rivals’ Plans in Germany

Lufthansa Is Very Worried About Rivals’ Plans in Germany

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Ryanair and EasyJet have both used the demise of Air Berlin to boost their operations in Germany. You get the feeling that we'll be hearing a lot more from Lufthansa's low-cost unit Eurowings in the coming years.

7 months ago

European Airline CEOs Talk Brexit and Are Divided on the Harm

European Airline CEOs Talk Brexit and Are Divided on the Harm

Jonathan Stearns and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said "the first industry over the cliffs will be flights" in a Brexit deal, and then perhaps the UK would reexamine its decision. That's not a bad idea at all.

7 months ago

British Airways Wants to Get Smarter About Selling Airline Tickets

British Airways Wants to Get Smarter About Selling Airline Tickets

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Airlines have long hoped for a technological development that would enable them to take back control from travel's middlemen. The New Distribution Capability was supposed to be that solution, but change of this magnitude takes time. At the moment, the British Airways parent seems more than happy to eat up the cost.

8 months ago