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Spectacular show for Lufthansa’s new A350-900

Lufthansa presents its most advanced long-haul aircraft to the public for the first time The first A350-900 will bear the name of the city of Nuremberg The new A350-900 was presented to the public today in Munich with a spectacular light show and an official unveiling ceremony in the Lufthansa Technik Hangar. A media show with light projections served as a 10-minute “fireworks”. In...

Etihad Aviation Group and Lufthansa Group extend cooperation

US $100 million global catering agreement MoU with Lufthansa Technik for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul Codeshare flights between Frankfurt, Munich and Abu Dhabi go on sale from 1 February, with Rio de Janeiro and Bogota to follow Etihad operations to relocate to Lufthansa terminals in Frankfurt and Munich Etihad Aviation Group and Lufthansa German Airlines, part of Europe...

Lufthansa deal to lease Air Berlin planes approved by German watchdog

The German cartel office on Monday approved plans by Lufthansa to lease 38 crewed planes from smaller rival airberlin. The deal, agreed last year, brings a much needed financial lifeline to loss-making airberlin, which is part-owned by Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, and allows Lufthansa to quickly expand its Eurowings budget unit. Rival carrier Ryanair had raised objections to the deal, wit...

Lufthansa Group to hire more than 3000 new staff in 2017

Deutsche Lufthansa AG will once again hire more than 3000 new staff this year. It is mostly flight attendants who will join the various airlines of the Lufthansa Group in 2017. Lufthansa, Germany’s biggest airline, will hire 1400 flight attendants at the hubs in Frankfurt and Munich alone; overall the Lufthansa Group airlines will hire more than 2200 new staff. Last year, in addition to t...

Lufthansa welcomes its fifth A320neo into its fleet

Lufthansa took delivery of another A320neo from Airbus. This means that, five aircraft of this model have been delivered to Lufthansa this year, as planned. The ‘Transfer of Title’ of the new aircraft – with the registration D-AINE – took place yesterday on the Airbus business premises in Hamburg-Finkenwerder. Certification for use of transport and an operating license...

Lufthansa takes delivery of its first A350 aircraft

The Lufthansa Group, Airbus’ largest airline customer and operator, has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB, the world’s newest and most efficient twin engine widebody airliner. The aircraft is the first of 25 A350-900s that Lufthansa has on order. Lufthansa will deploy their first A350s on long-haul routes from Munich to Delhi and Munich to Boston. Powered by Rolls-Royce engin...

Lufthansa issues 1.2 billion euro promissory note

For the second time this year, Deutsche Lufthansa AG has placed a large-volume promissory note. The note was issued with maturities of five, seven and ten years. As a result, the group has secured a total of 1.2 billion euros in funding. Approximately half a billion euros of this amount has already been paid out in December 2016; Lufthansa will receive the remaining funds in January 2017. The f...

Lufthansa Technik Closing Aircraft Overhaul in Hamburg

Lufthansa Technik is to close its Hamburg overhaul operations for commercial aircraft in the course of 2017. Discussions with the wage accord partner, ver.di, ended without agreement yesterday. Despite intensive negotiations regarding the essential accord cost reductions, the negotiating partners were unable to find a solution that would make a commercially viable continuation of Aircraft Overh...