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Lufthansa launches internet connectivity on short- and medium-haul flights

Green light from EASA: Supplemental Type Certificate issued In October of this year, the first Lufthansa short- and medium-haul aircraft will take off with broadband internet on board. Lufthansa’s entire A320 family fleet is expected to have the innovative technology installed by mid-2018. One key milestone has already been reached: Lufthansa Technik is the first MRO company in Europe to...

Lufthansa prepares to suspend fights to Venezuela

German airline Lufthansa has said it plans to suspend flights to Venezuela next month due to the worsening economic situation in the country.  The carrier said currency controls in the South American nation had made it impossible for it to convert earnings into dollars and repatriate revenue. Lufthansa added that it hoped to restore services in the near future. The low oil...

Lufthansa flight LH764: Plane's tyres dissolve on landing in Mumbai

More than 160 passengers on a Lufthansa Airbus have escaped injury after four tyres blew out during an emergency landing in Mumbai, India. The flight from Munich, Germany, touched down at 10.50pm on Friday (local time), reportedly 30 minutes earlier after the pilot declared an emergency due to a landing gear issue.  It's not clear what caused flight LH764's emergency, or what th...

Lufthansa Drops Flights as Airport Workers Plan Strike Wednesday

Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Air Berlin Plc are scrapping more than 900 flights this week as a strike by public-services workers at German airports on Wednesday hobbles operations in Frankfurt, Munich and Cologne. Lufthansa, Europe’s third-biggest airline, is eliminating 895 flights, or 60 percent of the the 1,500 services it had scheduled for Wednesday, the German carrier said Tuesday in a...

Lufthansa strike to impact 'tens of thousands'

A German trade union has called for a strike at airports across the country on Wednesday. All intercontinental flights to and from Munich will be canceled; Düsseldorf, Cologne, and Frankfurt airports will also be hit. A Lufthansa official said the upcoming strike shows "that we desperately need rules for labor disputes in the air transport industry," as six airports across German...

Lufthansa Looks at SAS in Move to Accelerate Airline Consolidation in Europe

Deutsche Lufthansa AG Chief Executive Officer Carsten Spohr said the German carrier wants to play a role in the further consolidation of Europe’s airlines, while suggesting that full mergers aren’t the only option. Responding to reports that Lufthansa is exploring bids for Scandinavian Airlines parent SAS AB and the Condor arm of Thomas Cook Group Plc, Spohr said Friday that the sto...

Israel-bound Lufthansa flight, with MK on board, turns back after engine failure

Pilot looked ‘shaken’ on emerging from the cockpit after safe return landing in Munich, Zionist Union’s Ksenia Svetlova reports. A Lufthansa flight en route to Israel, whose passengers included a member of Knesset, had to turn back on Thursday because of engine failure. The flight had left Munich and was making its way to Tel Aviv when one of its engines failed. Zionist...

Lufthansa A320neo visits Heathrow

Airbus A320neo launch operator Lufthansa has operated the re-engined variant's first revenue flight outside Germany. On 12 April, the Star Alliance carrier deployed its second A320neo (registration D-AINB) for a service from Frankfurt to London Heathrow. Lufthansa says the flight was a one-off intended to familiarise the airport operator with the aircraft, and the airline will contin...