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Decision of Lufthansa bid for Brussels delayed

7 January 2009 Press Release Airline News

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

4 December 2008 Press Release Airline News

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

26 November 2008 Press Release Airline News

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 readies for A380 test

13 February 2007 Press Release Airline News

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

27 November 2006 Press Release Airline News

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 Expands FlyNet Service

18 March 2005 Press Release Travel Technology News

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

29 March 2004 Press Release Airline News

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”.

Lufthansa On Course, But Still a Long Way to Go

26 March 2004 Press Release Airline News

Lufthansa has stayed on course and again demonstrated its stability in the turbulent year 2003. “Thanks to our flexibility we were able to progressively recover from a record loss in the first quarter to post an operating profit of Euro 36m for the full year,” Lufthansa’s Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO Wolfgang Mayrhuber (pictured) said today on presenting the company’s annual financial statements. “The weak macroeconomic momentum, the war in Iraq and SARS squeezed demand, further increased price pressures and severely depressed our result. We nonetheless managed to half our indebtedness.” Mayrhuber expressed optimism: “The goal is clear, the strategy is correct, we are on course, but there is still a long way to go before we reach our destination.”