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Lufthansa takes delivery of the world’s first Airbus A320neo as launching customer

Lufthansa, together with Airbus and the Pratt & Whitney engine manufacturer, celebrates the delivery of the world’s first Airbus A320neo. Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Lufthansa Group, Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier and the President of Pratt & Whitney Robert Leduc invited 700 guests and media representatives to the official...

Lufthansa Tries to Fix Its Problems With Management Changes and New Divisions

Deutsche Lufthansa AG has shaken up its management as part of a push to save 500 million euros ($543 million) by consolidating operations under two airline divisions. Sadiq Gillani, former head of strategy across the group, will move to the Eurowings discount arm with responsibility for developing its network and fleet. He’ll be succeeded in his old role by William Willms, who previo...

LUFTHANSA And UFO Enter Period Of Arbitration & Expect Long Term Labor Agreement

Late last week, Lufthansa announced that it had agreed to enter arbitration with UFO.    For those of you not familiar with UFO, they are the union that represents Lufthansa’s cabin crews. The new agreement promises labor peace between UFO and LH until June 30th at which point this arbitration agreement is set expire.    This latest agreement for arbitration is importa...

Lufthansa digitizes inflight newspapers and magazine

Lufthansa will soon be offering its inflight guests a much wider range of German-language and international newspapers and magazines. The substantial expansion of the present offer of reading material on board has been made possible by the media’s increasing use of electronic publishing channels. Today’s smartphone users in Germany spend an average of two-and-a-half hours a day on t...

Lufthansa May Make More Money in 2016, Thanks to Cheap Fuel

Deutsche Lufthansa AG is forecasting that operating profit will rise in 2016 as fuel costs decline a fourth consecutive year. Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes will exceed the 2015 range of 1.75 billion euros ($1.9 billion) and 1.95 billion euros, the Cologne, Germany-based airline said in a presentation for investors published on Friday. While a predicted 20 percent drop in the pr...

Lufthansa hires more than 4,000 new employees

2,800 flight attendants wanted at various locations. • Eurowings and Austrian Airlines are hiring 240 pilots. • More jobs for ground staff and trainees with airlines and Lufthansa Group service companies. The Lufthansa Group is hiring more than 4,000 new employees in 2016, giving the organization a top position amongst the leading German companies. “We are proud that yet again t...

Lufthansa trials UAV at Frankfurt

Lufthansa has flight-tested an unmanned air vehicle at Frankfurt airport as the airline plans to employ the technology for aerial surveillance purposes for third-party customers. Together with airport operator Fraport and German air navigation service provider DFS, Lufthansa has tested a remote-controlled, camera-equipped UAV around runway 07L/25R, northwest of the...

New Lufthansa Traffic Control Center in Frankfurt since four weeks at full work

Lufthansa’s new traffic control center at Frankfurt Airport – otherwise known as the Integrated Operations Control Center (IOCC) – has now been operational for one month. The new IOCC was officially opened by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on 16 November. Operations and Hub Control staff are now working together from one room in the IOCC for all Lufthansa Gro...