Articles tagged “lufthansa”

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Lufthansa Confirms Bid for Thomas Cook’s Condor Airline

Lufthansa Confirms Bid for Thomas Cook’s Condor Airline

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

The announcement comes as no surprise, given Lufthansa all but confirmed its interest in March. The cash would ease Thomas Cook's financial concerns and help it invest in its own brand hotels.

3 months ago

Lufthansa Suffers First-Quarter Loss Because of Fuel Costs

Lufthansa Suffers First-Quarter Loss Because of Fuel Costs

John Bowker, Bloomberg

Rising fuel costs burn the German carrier’s first-quarter earnings. But favorable forward bookings and slowing capacity growth may bring some hope.

4 months ago

Kiwi.com Wants to Disrupt How Airlines Price Long-Haul Airfare

Kiwi.com Wants to Disrupt How Airlines Price Long-Haul Airfare

Brian Sumers, Skift

Travel hackers have long known about the risks and rewards of throwaway ticketing. But one enterprising entrepreneur is trying to bring the method to the masses. Airlines are not happy.

5 months ago

EasyJet Close to Pulling the Plug on Its Rescue of Alitalia

EasyJet Close to Pulling the Plug on Its Rescue of Alitalia

Daniele Lepido and John Follain, Bloomberg

If EasyJet is no longer interested, what does this mean for Delta? Could we see Lufthansa or even Air France-KLM step in?

5 months ago

Lufthansa Looks at Taking Over Thomas Cook-Owned Airline Condor

Lufthansa Looks at Taking Over Thomas Cook-Owned Airline Condor

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Lufthansa sees Condor as a good fit for its existing business. The question is would Thomas Cook split up its airline, and would competition regulators allow it?

5 months ago

Datalex Seeks Cash Injection After Debacle on Lufthansa Tech Project

Datalex Seeks Cash Injection After Debacle on Lufthansa Tech Project

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Datalex, which provides tech to help power ticket booking on airline websites, is desperate for good news, which is why the company's words in the next few months should be treated with skepticism. That said, a lowered share price may make the vendor a takeover target.

5 months ago

Europe’s Airline CEOs Fess Up to Which Rivals They Admire Most

Europe’s Airline CEOs Fess Up to Which Rivals They Admire Most

Irene García Pérez, Bloomberg

European airline CEOs pick which rival airline they'd love to run given the chance. There's a certain amount of truth behind their nonchalance at the end of a long day at an industry event.

5 months ago

Star Alliance Explores a Broader Loyalty Proposition Beyond Airlines

Star Alliance Explores a Broader Loyalty Proposition Beyond Airlines

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Those sitting on Star Alliance miles, even if it ain't millions, should be glad to know that one day they might be able to redeem them for an Airbnb stay, a tour, or dining experience. But don’t wait to burn, as this could take a while, if at all.

6 months ago

Sabre’s Bottom Line Got a Lift From U.S. Tax Cuts

Sabre’s Bottom Line Got a Lift From U.S. Tax Cuts

Sean O'Neill, Skift

A year ago the U.S. changed its corporate tax law. A look at the impact on travel tech giant Sabre may show, by example, the benefits to many U.S. businesses broadly. The reform appeared to give the company added financial flexibility in 2018.

6 months ago

Asian Airlines Turn to Super Business Suites Rather Than First Class

Asian Airlines Turn to Super Business Suites Rather Than First Class

Brian Sumers, Skift

Asian airlines still cling to first class, but is the product necessary anymore? Some carriers are rethinking their strategies.

7 months ago

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.

7 months 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 months ago