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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...

Countdown for the Lufthansa A350-900

The countdown to the delivery of the most modern long-haul aircraft and the newest addition to the Lufthansa fleet has now started. On 19 December 2016, Lufthansa will receive its first A350-900 and two days later, on 21 December, the Airbus will be transferred from Toulouse to Munich. It is expected to arrive sometime in the afternoon. Subsequently, the A350-900 will be making guest appearances a...

Lufthansa: VC does not meet its responsibility as a collective bargaining partner

The pilot’s union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) called for strike action on 23 November 2016 from 00:01 to 23:59 (local times). Lufthansa short and long-haul flights departing from Germany are affected. This call for strike is not the right way. Several times, Lufthansa offered the VC a mediation to solve the collective labour agreement conflict with the help of a third person. This was alw...

Welcome to the Airbus A350-900

On 19 December 2016, the Lufthansa Group will receive its first A350-900, which is the most modern long haul aircraft worldwide and which will be based at Lufthansa’s Munich Hub. The first regular commercial flight will be from Munich to Delhi on 10 February 2017. Tickets are available now. “We are looking forward to welcoming our first A350-900 shortly before Christmas. And already in...

Lufthansa bids farewell to its Boeing 737 fleet

Lufthansa is saying goodbye to its Boeing 737 fleet after 48 years. This marks the end of an era for Lufthansa, spanning almost 50 years. A B737-300, with registration D-ABEC(“Karlsruhe”), flew from Frankfurt to Hamburg this morning on special flight LH9922, where Lufthansa’s B737 fleet is to be officially bid farewell during a joint event with Lufthansa Technik. After a special...

LUFTHANSA And ALITALIA Discussing A Deal

Reuters has reported that talks may have taken place between Lufthansa and Alitalia about the prospects of Lufthansa taking a substantial stake in Italy’s national carrier.    The main topic of the conversation may have been regarding Etihad looking to give Air Berlin to Lufthansa in return for a stake in Alitalia. Etihad currently owns a 49% stake in Air Berlin and a 29% s...

Lufthansa wants to delay troubled Berlin airport inauguration

The airlines company has asked to reschedule the date for opening Berlin's brand new airport to summer 2018. The airport, which cost taxpayers over five billion euros, has been delayed by over five years. Speaking to Berlin's local public broadcaster RBB, Lufthansa's head of policy Thomas Kropp said it was unsuitable to open the airport with a tight flight schedule in winter, becaus...