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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...

Why time is ripe for Lufthansa’s longhaul LCC Eurowings flights

This winter Europeans will find travel bargains on flights to Dubai, Bangkok and Phuket as Lufthansa’s new low-cost carrier, Eurowings begins offering 99 euro introductory fares from Cologne. But the flights are more than just an airline’s attempt to encourage an already-growing appetite for travel. Eurowings is gaining longhaul, LCC experience, a business model previously eschewed by...

Lufthansa cancels 290 flights on day 1 of week-long cabin crew strike

Lufthansa has canceled 290 out of 3,000 flights—including 15 intercontinental services—on the first day of a week-long strike by its cabin crew, which is represented by the UFO union. According to Lufthansa, 37,000 passengers have been affected. UFO called for the strike in Frankfurt and Dusseldorf after long-running (December 2013) talks over pay, retirement benefits and wo...

Lufthansa Cabin Crews Set to Start Airline's Longest Strike

Deutsche Lufthansa AG faces its longest-ever strike after flight attendants rejected the airline's latest offer in a long-running dispute over savings efforts aimed at weathering competition from low-cost rivals such as Ryanair. Cabin crew are set to halt work Friday afternoon, the UFO labor union said in a statement Thursday, without specifying the exact time or routes and airports th...

Lufthansa Group airlines suspend all flights to Sinai until further notice

The airlines of the Lufthansa Group have suspended their commercial flight operations to and from the Sinai Peninsula until further notice. The precautionary action has been taken in view of the current Sinai situation. The Lufthansa Group will coordinate all its further actions in this regard in close consultation with the authorities. The action affects two planned weekly flights to and from Sha...

Rolls-Royce and Liebherr-Aerospace announce name of power gearbox joint venture

Rolls-Royce and Liebherr-Aerospace have named their 50:50 joint venture to develop manufacturing capability and capacity for the power gearbox for Rolls-Royce’s new UltraFanTM engine design. The new company, to be known as Aerospace Transmission Technologies GmbH, officially started operations at the site of Liebherr-Aerospace in Friedrichshafen last month. The initial team consists of ne...

Fraport and WFS complete cargo handling partnership

Fraport AG and WFS completed the transaction for a strategic partnership in the area of airfreight handling at Frankfurt Airport. Under the agreement signed in July 2015, Fraport has sold a 51-percent share in its Frankfurt-based Fraport Cargo Services GmbH (FCS) subsidiary to WFS, the world’s largest independent air cargo handler. Fraport AG executive board chairman Dr. Stefan Schulte...

Lufthansa Faces Week-Long Strike Amid Low-Cost Unit's Expansion

Deutsche Lufthansa faces a week-long strike by cabin crew as part of a long-running dispute with unions related to plans to expand low-cost unit Eurowings. Flight attendants will walk out Nov. 6 through Nov. 13 unless Lufthansa improves its offer, union head Nicoley Baublies said at a press conference in Moerfelden-Walldorf, Germany. The union set a deadline of Thursday at 5:00 p.m. in Frankfur...

Lufthansa introduces Thomas Winkelmann

CEO Lufthansa Hub Munich Since 1 November 2015, Thomas Winkelmann has been acting as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hub Munich and will be in charge of the southern Lufthansa hub. In this function, he will be responsible for the following areas in the new group structure: commercial management, station management, ground infrastructure and processes, and hub development. Winkelmann is al...

Lufthansa Cabin Crew Union Says Pay Talks Have Failed

Talks between Lufthansa and its main cabin crew union have failed, the union said on Saturday, raising the prospect of more strikes at the German carrier. Lufthansa is in talks with various staff groups as it seeks to cut costs in order to compete better with low cost carriers and Gulf rivals. A long-running dispute with its pilots over pay and conditions has already resulted in more than a...