Lufthansa has criticised Frankfurt Airport’s new fee structure following authorisation by the ministry of economic affairs, energy, transport and regional development of Hesse. The new fee structure not only involves an unreasonable increase in fees overall but also lowers fees for those airlines that are new to flying out of Frankfurt, argues the German flag-carrier.
Deutsche Lufthansa has made the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots’ union a new offer to resolve the present industrial dispute. The move follows days of strike action in recent weeks with hundreds of thousands of passengers hit by disruption. The airline is now offering a two-step 4.4 per cent increase in remuneration plus a one-off payment.
With the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots’ union having resolved on Sunday evening to call for two further days of strike action, Lufthansa has put special flight schedules into effect for Tuesday and Wednesday. This further strike action will affect all short-haul services from Germany on Tuesday and short-, medium- and long-haul services from Germany on Wednesday.
As the pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit has announced a continuation of their strike for Saturday, Lufthansa has put a special flight schedule into effect. On LH.com, passengers can verify whether their flight will be operating as scheduled. The strikes will affect all long-haul flights operated by Lufthansa.
Lufthansa pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit has announced an additional strike today. In a move branded “incomprehensible” by the airline, the latest strike was revealed as pilots walked out yesterday, causing the cancellation of nearly 1,000 flights. “Once more, they are inflicting extensive damage on our company and especially on our customers,” said Lufthansa in a statement.
Lufthansa has put an emergency timetable in place for today as pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit calls its members out on strike. The industrial action started at 00:01 this morning and will last for 24 hours. The strike is set to affect Lufthansa’s long- and short-haul flights departing from Germany.
Lufthansa will receive its first A350-900 on December 19th, with the most modern long haul aircraft in the world due to land at the German flag-carrier’s Munich Hub. The first regular commercial flight will be from Munich to Delhi on February 10th, 2017. Tickets are available now.
The Lufthansa Group has launched a chatbot called Mildred, which searches for the cheapest flights within the next nine months. Users can narrow their search results to specific dates and booking classes and, when searching for an airfare on the Facebook Messenger app, users can use the full name of their departure and destination airports, the international airport codes or their home city as the starting point.
Lufthansa has said goodbye to its Boeing 737 fleet after 48 years. A B737-300, with registration D-ABEC (“Karlsruhe”), flew from Frankfurt to Hamburg on special flight LH9922, where Lufthansa bid farewell to its B737 fleet during a joint event with Lufthansa Technik. After a special ceremony, captain and fleet commander Ulrich Pade and his crew flew back to Frankfurt with a group of media representatives as well as a number of employees on board.
Lufthansa has approved large-scale investments in the Austrian Airlines fleet. The investments will serve as the basis for the Austrian Airlines strategy entitled, “Next Level Austrian”, at the Vienna flight hub, as well as for the acquisition of one additional intercontinental and two additional continental aircraft.
airberlin has unveiled a far-reaching restructuring of its business, which will see the company concentrate its core operations as a focused network carrier serving higher-yielding markets, from its two key hubs in Berlin and Dusseldorf, with a core fleet of 75 aircraft. Its leisure flying will be combined into an independently operating business unit.
The supervisory board of Deutsche Lufthansa has approved the exercising of a call option to acquire the remaining 55 per cent of shares in SN Airholding, the parent company of Brussels Airlines, at its meeting today. The approval paves the way for Lufthansa’s full acquisition of Brussels Airlines.