Send emails from a height of 32,808 feet, shop online while soaring over the Alps, stream videos above the clouds - and all of that with broadband quality. Soon, passengers of Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines will be able to go online on shorter journeys too - as they have already been able to do for quite some time on long haul flights.
Lufthansa has taken delivery of its latest A320neo from Airbus, with German flag-carrier now operating five of the planes. The new aircraft - with the registration D-AINE – was handed over on the Airbus business premises in Hamburg-Finkenwerder.
Lufthansa and the pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit have agreed to approach a mediator for the collective wage agreement together. Yesterday, the negotiating parties agreed to finalize the arbitration by the end of January and to maintain industrial peace regarding the collective wage agreement until then.
Etihad Airways and Lufthansa German Airlines have announced the conclusion of a codeshare agreement. The arrangement is set to start in January 2017, subject to government approval. The wet-lease agreement between Lufthansa Group and airberlin – in which Etihad Aviation Group indirectly holds a 29 per cent stake – was also announced today.
Lufthansa has confirmed it will exercise the call option for the outstanding 55 per cent of the shares it does not own in Brussels Airlines. The call option will come into effect by the end of December, with the closing of the transaction will expected at the beginning of January 2017.
Changes to the sales structure of the Lufthansa Group have resulted in the reshaping of the current sales areas and senior sales positions being appointed. Since 2014 Heike Birlenbach has held the position of vice president sales Europe Lufthansa Group Airlines. As of next year, she has been appointed vice president sales, EMEA Lufthansa Group Airlines.
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.