Time up for Lufthansa over Alitalia deal, says Berlusconi
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has said time has run out for Lufthansa to make a bid for reshaped Alitalia, paving the way for Air France-KLM to take a 25 percent stake in the relaunched carrier.“I don’t think there’s any more time for Lufthansa to insert itself in talks between Alitalia and Air France-KLM,” Berlusconi told a conference at the weekend.
Decision of Lufthansa bid for Brussels delayed
The outcome for Lufthansa‘s bid for Brussels Airlines has been put off by the European Commission till the end of this month, rather than the originally planned January 12.The EC said the delay was so its officials could further examine possible anti-competitive aspects of the proposed acquisition.
Lufthansa board approves Austrian purchase
The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has approved a bid to purchase up to 100 per cent of the shares in Austrian Airlines. Lufthansa will initially acquire the 41.56 per cent share in Austrian Airlines AG held by ?-sterreichische Industrieholding AG (?-IAG). This share package is to be acquired at a price of EUR 366,000.
Lufthansa launches Italia brand
Lufthansa is launching its new “Lufthansa Italia” brand in Italy. The new airline blends “traditional Lufthansa values, notably reliability and high quality, with Italian flair.”
Lufthansa mobile boarding pass lands in UK
Lufthansa has selected the UK as a key launch market outside Germany for its pioneering mobile boarding pass.
Lufthansa office opens in Budapest
Lufthansa Systems has announced the official opening of its new Operation Center in Budapest.
Lufthansa adds online seat selection
Lufthansa passengers can choose their seat now when checking in onlinevia www.lufthansa.com.
Lufthansa readies for A380 test
The Airbus A380 will demonstrate its quality and operational maturity underrealistic conditions for the first time on a number of scheduled flights at the endof March 2007.
Spohr to head Lufthansa cargo
The Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG has appointed Carsten Spohr as CEO andChairman of the Executive Board for a three-year term at its meeting in Frankfurt
Lufthansa upgrades agents website
Lufthansa has upgraded and re-launched its website for use by travel agents making it much easier and quicker to navigate.
Lufthansa Expands FlyNet Service
Lufthansa today said the expansion of its in-flight wireless Internet service, FlyNet, which includes Internet access from Connexion by Boeing, will pass another milestone shortly when half of the airline’s North American gateways have the service. Just 11 months since Lufthansa introduced the world’s first wireless Internet service on commercial airplanes, flights into and out of Boston, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Portland, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. are now joining Charlotte, Denver and Los Angeles in offering the service.
More Room and Comfort in Lufthansa Business Class
After launching its new Business Class on long-haul routes, Lufthansa is following suit with an improved product of the highest quality standard on continental flights. Starting with the summer flight schedules on 28 March, it will be Europe’s only airline to keep all central seats free in Business Class on flights in Germany and Europe. Business-Class passengers will enjoy up to 50 per cent more room as well as better inflight cuisine and service as well as more stowage space for luggage, making their stay on board an entirely more pleasant experience. Into the bargain, steps are afoot on the ground to enhance punctuality: Almost nationwide in Germany from early April, Senators as well as Frequent Travellers and Business-Class passengers will have privileged use of priority check-in and fast lanes to speed their passage through the terminal. In Economy Class as well, Lufthansa is offering customers a broad range of diverse tariffs, from flexible tickets to “bargain fares”.