Lufthansa News

Lufthansa to roll out Wi-Fi on short-haul flights

Lufthansa to roll out Wi-Fi on short-haul flights

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 welcomes fifth Airbus A320neo to fleet

Lufthansa welcomes fifth Airbus A320neo to fleet

5th Jan 2017 Airline News

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 seeks mediation in pilot dispute

Lufthansa seeks mediation in pilot dispute

16th Dec 2016 Airline News

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 signs comprehensive partnership with Lufthansa

Etihad Airways signs comprehensive partnership with Lufthansa

16th Dec 2016 Airline News

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.

Birlenbach takes up senior sales role with Lufthansa

Birlenbach takes up senior sales role with Lufthansa

12th Dec 2016 Airline News

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 criticises new fee structure at Frankfurt Airport

Lufthansa criticises new fee structure at Frankfurt Airport

7th Dec 2016 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.