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Lufthansa profits increase but Cargo makes a loss

Lufthansa Group has seen profit increase by 262.7 per cent to 1.7 billion euros ($1.9 billion) helped by selling its stake in JetBlue, the Cargo division making a loss in the third quarter. The Group says 500 million euros of the 1.7 billion euros profit came from selling its equity stake in JetBlue in the first half of 2015. Revenue for the whole airline in the first nine months of 2015 increa...

Lufthansa Approved to Offer In-Flight Wi-Fi in China

Deutsche Lufthansa AG (LH) has been given the green light by China's aviation watchdog to launch Ku-band satellite-supported Wi-Fi internet connectivity on the airline's 49 aircraft in China, the German carrier said on Friday. Lufthansa was authorized to test in-flight Wi-Fi access on its 49 aircraft in China by temporarily using Ku-band satellite communication links, with the validity...

Small Planet Airlines GmbH enters into partnership with world’s leading travel company Thomas Cook

Leisure carrier Small Planet Airlines GmbH has signed an agreement with Thomas Cook, one of the world’s leading travel companies. In the summer of 2016 the aircraft of Small Planet Airlines GmbH will carry Thomas Cook passengers from its Paderborn base in Germany to Mediterranean resorts. “The cooperation with one of the best known brands in travel, Thomas Cook, is a great honour to...

Jet Aviation cooperates with Kurz Aviation Service

Jet Aviation and Kurz Aviation Service are cooperating to provide a total network solution within Germany. The companies manage a combined total of seven FBOs in Germany. The seven FBOs include Berlin Tegel and Schönefeld, Dusseldorf and Munich (Jet Aviation) and Cologne, Egelsbach, Frankfurt and Stuttgart (Kurz Aviation Service). “Our decision to share resources will offer sign...

China, Germany Sign Deal for 30 Airbus A330 Aircraft

China and Germany signed a deal on Thursday for purchase of 30 Airbus A330 aircraft. The deal for 30 A330s, valued at about EUR17 billion at list prices, was announced during during a meeting in Beijing between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Merkel's VIP jet touched down at Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) on Thursday mornin...

Lufthansa Express launches at key German hubs

All the road, rail and helicopter services that Lufthansa UK passengers can take advantage of when using Frankfurt and Munich airports are to be operated under a single Lufthansa Express brand name. Be it with high-speed ICE trains, modern long-distance buses, limousines or helicopter services, Lufthansa and its various transport partners offer customers a wide range of travel options to or fro...

Lufthansa Hopes to Advance Air China Deal During Merkel Trip

Germany's Lufthansa aims to make progress on a joint venture deal with Air China, in the making for more than a year, during Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to China this week. Karl Ulrich Garnadt, head of the German airline's passenger business, will accompany Merkel on the trip, which will include meetings with Premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping, a Lufthansa spokesman sa...

Lufthansa Stops Oman Operations, Airline Officials Confirm

Lufthansa officials have confirmed that the airline has stopped its operations in Muscat from October 25. Last Saturday, Times of Oman had reported that Lufthansa had ended its 35-year-long Muscat operations. However, in the news story, it was incorrectly reported that that passengers from Oman will be served by Swiss Air. According to the airline, passengers from Oman will be served...

Eurowings Europe is looking for flight attendants

Austria-based Eurowings Europe, which is part of the new Eurowings, published job postings for flight attendants with and without work experience. From the start of flight operations in Vienna in March 2016, the company will initially have a need for the recruitment of approximately 18 new flight attendants and six experienced flight attendants per month. Eurowings Europe offers attractive care...

Incident: Lufthansa B748 Near Frankfurt on Oct 24. 2015, Hydraulic Leak

A Lufthansa Boeing 747-800, registration D-ABYN performing flight LH-754 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Bangalore (India), was climbing out of Frankfurt when the crew stopped the climb at FL230, descended the aircraft to FL200, dumped fuel and returned to Frankfurt for a safe landing on runway 25C about 90 minutes after departure. The aircraft taxied to the apron with emergency services in trail...

Lufthansa ‘pods’ at Frankfurt and Munich airports let parents record bedtime story for their kids

Stories are an important part of childhood. Not only do children learn language or lessons about how the world works, but storytelling also forms a strong bond between parents and their kids. Reading rituals are important, but working parents who travel a lot have to miss out sometimes. What if they could tell bedtime stories even though they have to catch a plane? That’s the premise behi...

Lufthansa’s Airbus A380 refurb shows the airline’s direction

Five years after receiving its first Airbus A380 aircraft, Lufthansa has completed refitting its entire fleet with fully flat business class seats, premium economy and inflight connectivity. During a summertime tour of D-AIMN in Lufthansa Technik’s Frankfurt hangar, RGN took a fine-toothed comb to the passenger experience improvements (and what could be considered a few&n...