Lufthansa Group has reported adjusted EBIT of €25 million, up €78 million from last year, for the first quarter of 2017. The earnings improvement was driven by service companies Lufthansa Techno and Lufthansa Cargo.
The airlines of the Lufthansa Group transported some 9.6 million passengers in March, 14 per cent more than the same period last year, although the popular Easter travel time started at the beginning of April.
Lufthansa’s Airbus A350 fleet in Munich is growing once again – with the third A350-900 landing on at its new home base. Captains Andreas Jasper and Pol Uffer transferred the aircraft from Airbus in Toulouse to Munich.
Cathay Pacific Airways and the Lufthansa Group will offer their passengers selected flights under a new code-sharing deal. For Lufthansa Group customers, this will significantly improve the connections available from Hong Kong towards Australia and New Zealand.
The airlines of the Lufthansa Group transported some 7.8 million passengers in February, 12.4 per cent more than in the same period last year. Total capacity for the month was up 8.5 per cent in available seat-kilometre terms and total traffic volume, measured in revenue passenger-kilometres, increased by 12.6 per cent despite one additional day in February 2016 due to the leap year.
Lufthansa has accepted the mediation recommendations of Gunter Pleuger, ending a dispute with pilots at the flag-carrier that has spanned five years. The deal will see Lufthansa increase cockpit remuneration by around €85 million annually.
The airlines of the Lufthansa Group transported some 7.9 million passengers in January, 12.6 per cent more than in the same period last year.
Etihad Aviation Group and Lufthansa German Airlines, part of Europe’s largest aviation group, today unveiled details of a new commercial partnership. The two airline groups have concluded a US $100 million global catering agreement and a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul.
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.