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Lufthansa criticises new fee structure at Frankfurt Airport

Lufthansa criticises new fee structure at Frankfurt Airport

3 days ago Press Release Airline News

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.

Lufthansa strike to continue into weekend

Lufthansa strike to continue into weekend

25th Nov 2016 Airline News

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.

New Lufthansa strike announced

New Lufthansa strike announced

23rd Nov 2016 Airline News

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 set to receive first Airbus A350-900

Lufthansa set to receive first Airbus A350-900

21st Nov 2016 Airline News

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.

Lufthansa launches Mildred chatbot on Facebook

Lufthansa launches Mildred chatbot on Facebook

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 waves goodbye to Boeing 737 after half a century

Lufthansa waves goodbye to Boeing 737 after half a century

1st Nov 2016 Airline News

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 to invest €100m in Austrian Airlines fleet

Lufthansa to invest €100m in Austrian Airlines fleet

6th Oct 2016 Airline News

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.

Lufthansa signs off on Brussels Airlines purchase

Lufthansa signs off on Brussels Airlines purchase

28th Sep 2016 Airline News

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.