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Lübeck, Germany files for insolvency - again

Puren Germany GmbH, the Chinese firm which acquired ownership of Flughafen Lübeck GmbH in July last year, has filed for insolvency. The airport said in a statement that despite the filing, it is continuing to provide Wizz Air (W6, Budapest) and its passengers with full operations. Owned by Chinese investment firm PuRen Group, Puren Germany had planned to develop L&...

Fraport Begins Construction of Frankfurt Airport Terminal 3

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) operator Fraport AG began construction on Terminal 3 (T3) on Oct. 5. The first phase, which will handle up to 14 million passengers annually, is expected to open in 2022. The new terminal, which has been in the planning stages for more than 15 years, is an integral part of Fraport's airport expansion program. Fraport AG's investment in T3 is reportedly...

Lufthansa Group opens up new winter holiday destinations

The Lufthansa Group Airlines – Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Germanwings, Eurowings, Lufthansa andSWISS – will become even more attractive for leisure travellers this winter, as the airlines are adding more destinations that appeal to tourists and leisure travelers to their schedules. As always, passengers can trust in the first-rate service, the quality and the reliabilit...

DVB Bank and aireg are developing financing options for alternative aviation fuels

DVB Bank SE  is strengthening its commitment to sustainability and has joined aireg – Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany e.V. As both announced today, DVB Bank, as the leading specialist for international transport financing, will support the climate efforts of the aviation industry in Germany. aireg has been working on the development and market introduc...

Airberlin nears decision on more cuts

The Airberlin executive committee of the board of directors met on Sept. 29 with the airline’s senior management team to review progress on the 2018 business plan. The plan, which is well underway, will be presented to the full board for approval shortly, airberlin said in a statement. It was reported to ATW the meeting included crucial decisions such as further route cuts...

Airbus BizLab global network expands with accelerator in Hamburg

Airbus has inaugurated a second BizLab aerospace business accelerator as part of its strategy to establish a global network. Alexander Katzung, Innovation manager Airbus Corporate Innovation, will lead the accelerator in Hamburg. In parallel Airbus has opened a second round of applications for start-ups seeking support. Applicants can apply from September 28th to October 28th by register...

Refugees aided by Lufthansa Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo has helped the German Red Cross cope with the influx of refugees by flying more than 15,000 camp beds from North America to Germany to deal with the crisis. On Tuesday last week a Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 flight from Washington DC landed at the carrier’s hub in Frankfurt stocked with approximately 1,000 camp beds. The remaining beds were divided over 12 flight...

Lufthansa Blames GDS Booking Volume Drop Mostly on Pilot Strike

Lufthansa has hit back at GDS bookings figures revealed by Tnooz yesterday as being "heavily influenced" by industrial action affecting the airline. Pilots belonging to the carrier held their 13th strike in the last 18 months in the first week of this month, just days after Lufthansa introduced its controversial Euro 16 fee on all GDS bookings from September 1. A highly confidentia...

Lufthansa and Ryanair CEOs Lock Horns over Airlines' Futures

Deutsche Lufthansa AG boss Carsten Spohr has crossed swords with Michael O'Leary, his counterpart at Ryanair Holdings, vowing to defend the German carrier's domestic market from further encroachment from budget airlines despite Mr. O'Leary's assurances that the business can only shrink. Mr. Spohr said Lufthansa's current revamp of its short-haul operations will protect its m...

Lufthansa today launches the Frankfurt-Tampa route

Lufthansa (Frankfurt) today (September 25) launched its new nonstop service to Florida’s west coast. Lufthansa issued this statement: Flight LH 482 left Frankfurt (FRA) at 11:00 local time, and is due to land at Tampa International Airport (TPA) later today at 15:50 local time. The corresponding eastbound flight LH 483 will depart from Tampa at 17:20 local time, and is scheduled to t...

Lufthansa Technik overhauls the 25th landing gear set of Boeing 777-300ER

Lufthansa Technik Landing Gear Services UK (LTLGS) has overhauled the 25th Landing Gear set of the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft type. This important milestone in overhaul operations of the latest Boeing 777 product introduction, reached at LTLGS facility in Hayes, near London, United Kingdom, makes LTLGS the most experienced overhaul provider of this Landing Gear type. Landing gear overh...

Work Stoppage on New Berlin Airport Could Further Delay Opening

Construction on the new, much-delayed Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BER) has been halted in the entire area beneath the terminal roof. According to BER, a part of the terminal was closed Sep. 18 as a purely precautionary measure due to preparations associated with installation of the smoke extraction funnels on the terminal roof. Three out of 20 ceiling panels were believe...