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Lufthansa Promises Return to Normal Flights on Saturday

Germany's Lufthansa has promised a return to normal flight schedules on Saturday though a week-long strike by cabin crew is expected to ground another 941 flights on Friday. The airline withdrew a request for an injunction against the walkouts at the last minute on Thursday after a German court indicated earlier it was unlikely to reverse a lower court ruling that flight attendants could co...

Jetstar Pacific signs engine maintenance contract with Lufthansa Technik

Lufthansa Technik AG and the low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific, which is headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, have signed a comprehensive engine maintenance agreement. Under the terms of the contract, Lufthansa Technik will overhaul the V2500 engines in Jetstar Pacific’s fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. The contract covers a term of three years, during which a to...

Hundreds More Lufthansa Flights Grounded

Hundreds more flights were grounded on Thursday as the strike by Lufthansa's main cabin crew union entered its sixth day with no sign of compromise. Cabin crew staff started a series of strikes at Lufthansa last Friday to fight for an improved pension offer for employees. Lufthansa, which says it needs to cut costs in order to compete with budget rivals and leaner Gulf carriers, has said...

Mercedes-Benz + Lufthansa = business jet

Mercedes-Benz Style and Lufthansa Technik AG are presenting their new VIP cabin design to initial customers at the Dubai Air Show. Driven by the large interest of the VIP market for a Mercedes-Benz Style VIP Cabin design in the recent months, the two companies are now presenting the first impressions of this unique conceptual floorplan. The two German companies have been working on the design o...

Air Berlin Benefitting From Lufthansa Strike

Air Berlin is benefitting from a strike at German rival Lufthansa, according to chief executive Stefan Pichler. "Short-term bookings are looking good for us," Pichler told journalists in Berlin after the carrier reported third quarter results. "I'm guessing if you flew here, you arrived on an Air Berlin plane," he quipped, referring to Lufthansa's cancellation of...

SIA and Lufthansa Group forge extensive partnership involving JV on key routes

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Lufthansa have signed a wide-ranging partnership agreement that will see the two airline groups operating key routes between Singapore and Europe on a joint-venture basis, in addition to significantly expanding codeshare ties and deepening commercial co-operation. Flights between Singapore and both Frankfurt and Munich, as well as flights between Singapore and Zuric...

Lufthansa to Cancel 930 Flights on Wednesday Due to Strike

Lufthansa will have to cancel 930 flights on Wednesday after cabin crews continued what is shaping up to be the longest strike in the German airline's history, even after a court ruled it must stop Tuesday's walkout at one airport. Flight attendants started striking last Friday over early retirement benefits and pensions and the cabin crew union raised the pressure on Tuesday by calling...

Lufthansa Technik is prepared for the technical services on A350 XWB

Including a unique portfolio of completion and maintenance for ACJ350 Lufthansa Technik AG is prepared for the technical services on A350 XWB for both, commercial and VIP customers. The company is already holding the approval of the European airworthiness authority EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) as Maintenance Organization for the new aircraft type (Part 145 approval) and is supporting...

Lufthansa Cabin Crew Union Rejects Latest Offer from Company

German cabin crew union UFO rejected a sweetened Lufthansa pay offer late on Monday that was aimed at ending the airline's longest ever strike action that it said was costing it at least EUR10 million (US$10.8 million) a day. Lufthansa tried to win over striking cabin crew staff by increasing a one-off payment offer by EUR1,000 to EUR3,000 and promising a 1.7 percent pay rise next year...

Lufthansa Hit by November 9 Cabin Crew Strike

Strike action by the independent flight attendant’s organisation (UFO) has led to the cancellation of more than 900 Lufthansa flights from / to Frankfurt and Dusseldorf between 0430 at 2300 and those to/from Munich between 0430 and 2359 today (Monday November 9). Flights operated by Lufthansa CityLine, Germanwings, Eurowings, Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Brussels Airlines are...

Lufthansa top management to resolve next steps in UFO union dispute

Lufthansa reiterated its willingness to resume discussions with the UFO union. The company last invited UFO to talks on Thursday 5 November, at which it presented the union with a modified offer in which, for the sake of its employees, it agreed to all the union’s demands. In its modified offer of 5 November Lufthansa offered to compensate any employee ceasing gainful employment before re...

Strike to affect three Lufthansa airports for almost all of Monday

Lufthansa's cabin crew union said that resuming its strike on Monday after a one-day pause would ground flights at three of the German airline's major airports for almost the entire day. The UFO union said in a statement on Sunday that the strike on Monday -- part of a week-long walk-out to push demands in a dispute over retirement benefits -- would affect all short and long-haul f...