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EU air traffic agency eyes Baltic routes for flights shunning Belarus
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EU air traffic agency eyes Baltic routes for flights shunning Belarus

  • The EU will also shut out the Belarusian carrier Belavia from its skies and airports. Lufthansa, KLM, SAS, Air France, LOT and Singapore Airlines were among carriers that announced they would stop flying over Belarus.
  • "Airlines avoiding the airspace of Belarus may well have an additional time and fuel cost, depending on the route. Longer haul routes will generally be relatively less affected."
Published 25 May, 2021 07:35pm
Lufthansa adds more summer holiday destinations in bet on recovery
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Lufthansa adds more summer holiday destinations in bet on recovery

  • Germany's largest airline said it was planning to add around 20 new destinations from Frankfurt and 13 from Munich to locations such as the Caribbean, the Canary Islands and Greece.
  • COVID-19 vaccines and testing, along with strict hygiene rules at airports and on planes, will be prerequisites for travel this summer, it said.
Published 25 Feb, 2021 08:39pm
Lufthansa rejects Condor allegations of market position abuse
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Lufthansa rejects Condor allegations of market position abuse

  • Lufthansa was granted a 9 billion euro ($10 billion) government bailout that came with conditions to preserve competition including the transfer to rivals of some take-off and landing slots at German airports.
  • Earlier this month, Condor asked the European Court of Justice to stop Lufthansa from cancelling the agreement.
Published 24 Feb, 2021 09:41pm
Airlines cull South Africa routes as virus flares
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Airlines cull South Africa routes as virus flares

  • A growing list of countries are limiting travel to and from South Africa since a more transmissible variant of the virus, dubbed 501Y.V2, was announced in December.
  • Emirates this week announced a 13-day halt on all South Africa routes for "operational reasons".
Published 15 Jan, 2021 09:28pm
German airline Lufthansa reaches deal with pilots on cost savings
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German airline Lufthansa reaches deal with pilots on cost savings

  • Like its rivals, Lufthansa is struggling to deal with global travel restrictions and grounded fleets in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Lufthansa is ruling out layoffs of pilots for operational reasons at Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo, Lufthansa Aviation Training and a subgroup of Germanwings pilots until March 2022.
Published 23 Dec, 2020 06:23pm
Lufthansa to start rapid pre-flight coronavirus tests in Germany
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Lufthansa to start rapid pre-flight coronavirus tests in Germany

  • Only those testing negative or able to provide evidence of a negative test within the previous 48 hours will be allowed to board.
  • The carrier will use the tests for two daily flights between Munich and Hamburg from Nov. 12 onwards to see how the test procedure can be included in the pre-flight routine.
Published 06 Nov, 2020 07:52pm
Lufthansa braces for very slow recovery in passenger demand
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Lufthansa braces for very slow recovery in passenger demand

  • First-quarter capacity is expected to be up to 25% of pre-crisis levels, unchanged from the current quarter and well short of the 50% previously envisaged by the end of this year.
  • Business customers, traditionally the carrier's cash cow, remain a rarity but are returning on the carrier's China routes.
Published 27 Oct, 2020 07:13pm
Lufthansa to cut leadership positions, 1,000 admin jobs
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Lufthansa to cut leadership positions, 1,000 admin jobs

  • Lufthansa said it would also cut the investment volume for new aircraft in half, with its financial plan allowing for up to 80 new aircraft for the group's fleet up to 2023.
  • Lufthansa already decided in early April to reduce its fleet by 100 aircraft and not to resume the operations of budget unit Germanwings.
Published 07 Jul, 2020 06:21pm