Articles tagged “lufthansa”

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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.

3 months 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 months 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.

4 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 months 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.

5 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.

6 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?

6 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.

8 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.

9 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.

10 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.

10 months ago