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Ask most frequent flyers or aspirational travellers which Lufthansa lounge is on their bucket list and they'll tell you the first class terminal in Frankfurt. But on a recent connection through Munich, the airline invited me to take a look around its latest lounge in the new terminal 2 satellite building, and let me ...
Lufthansa, working alongside its Swiss and Austrian partners, wants its passengers to sacrifice flexibility – such as not knowing the exact airline or flight times until a few days before departure – to enjoy cheaper fares. The German airline giant is using Hong Kong as the first international market to test its ...

The Lufthansa Group released solid results for the first quarter of 2018, reporting cargo traffic up 4.9 percent year-over-year to 2.14 billion revenue tonne kilometers. This is down from last year's first-quarter growth of 6.3 percent, but very much in line with worldwide trends, and a much better result than its ...
BERLIN, 27 April 2018: German airline giant Lufthansa said Thursday it had pared back losses in the first quarter, but confirmed it expects a slightly leaner result over the full year than in 2017. The group booked a net loss of 57 million euros ($69 million) between January and March, 11 million euros ...
Deutsche Lufthansa AG 2018 Q1 - Results - Earnings Call Slides. Apr.26.18 | About: Deutsche Lufthansa (DLAKF). Q1: 04-23-18 Earnings Summary. News · Press Release. The following slide deck was published by Deutsche Lufthansa AG in conjunction with their 2018 Q1 earnings call. 125. Conference ...
Deutsche Lufthansa AG (LHA.XE) said Thursday that its first-quarter net loss narrowed compared with the same period last year, while revenue fell slightly. The German airline posted a first-quarter net loss of 57 million euros ($69.5 million) compared with a loss of EUR68 million a year earlier. Analysts had ...

When Lufthansa Group in mid-2015 informed the market of a new distribution strategy, one stated objective was to lower associated costs. The company expects to prove wrong the skeptics and start achieving that by the end of 2018. Lufthansa's financial reporting does not offer enough detail to completely ...
Get ready for a major change at Lufthansa as it adapts to the modern aviation age. Ever since I took my first flight with Lufthansa 50 years ago I have followed the fortunes of the German national airline with interest. Lufthansa is famed for being conservative and cautious. And many readers appreciate that ...
Lufthansa Group has scheduled 85 additional flights to Russia during the FIFA 2018 Wolrd Cup this summer, increasing its capacities by 8%, Dirk Grossman, sales director for Russia announced. These flights with the total seating capacity for 18,000 passengers will be distributed equally between Moscow ...
The German airline Lufthansa was forced on Tuesday to cancel 800 flights, or half its daily schedule. It said 90,000 passengers had been affected. Public sector workers including bus drivers and hospital staff have staged weeks of intermittent strikes across Germany, but airports had not been affected until ...
Verdi's strike began at 5 a.m. Central European Time, and will last until 6 p.m. As a result, Lufthansa, the German national carrier, has had to cancel half of its 1,600 scheduled flights for Tuesday, including 58 long-haul flights. The airline says 90,000 passengers are affected. Air France, meanwhile, has had ...
Lufthansa Cargo has erased 2016's dire numbers from its memory as it announced one of its most successful years to date. Operating profits for the 12 months to December 2017 hit €242m – a stark contrast to the €50m loss it reported a year ago. Chief executive Peter Gerber said 2017 had developed into ...
A strong recovery in the 2017 global air cargo market and a focus on cost management helped Lufthansa Cargo's sales rise by 21.1% last year over 2016 to €2.5bn, as average revenues, especially in express business, “went up considerably”. Total operating income increased by 21.2% to €2.6bn.
After a successful trial in Los Angeles, Lufthansa is planning to expand its biometric boarding pass program to airports nationwide. Instead of checking boarding passes, the airline uses specialized cameras to snap images of passengers' faces. They're uploaded to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, ...
Wide-body aircraft and improved departure times make these connections even more attractive for travelers, while the early-morning arrival in Frankfurt gives passengers access to the entire range of Lufthansa flights to destinations around the world. With this change, Lufthansa is reacting to increased ...
Lufthansa Joins LAX Biometric Boarding Trial. The trial got underway toward the end of last year when Vision-Box's technology was enabled for British Airlines passengers. The system scans passengers' faces as they approach a departure gate, and securely sends the biometric data to the US Customs ...
Boarding a flight at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) may no longer require digging out that boarding pass and passport — all you need is your face. On Monday, March 19, the Lufthansa Group airline announced the launch of biometric boarding at LAX. The announcement comes after the airline ...

Amadeus has developed facial-recognition technology in partnership with Lufthansa that is now being used by the airline for boarding at Los Angeles International Airport. Lufthansa reports that during an initial trial it was able to board 350 passengers onto an A380 plane in about 20 minutes. The system ...
This week, German airline Lufthansa begins one-step biometric boarding on some flights out of Los Angeles International Airport with the goal of speeding up—and simplifying—that whole getting-on-the-plane thing. (In an initial trial, Lufthansa says it boarded some 350 passengers onto an A380 in 20 ...
Lufthansa Group reported record profits for 2017 with adjusted pre-tax earnings up 70% on 2016 to almost €3 billion. The Lufthansa Group airlines drove the growth, with traffic revenue contributing €28.4 billion of the €35.6 billion turnover total. Overall revenue grew 12.4% and costs were reduced.
AUBURN — After 10 years, the “Super Star” Constellation is taking off — or at least moving on. Lufthansa Technik announced Thursday that it will be removing the wings from the historic aircraft, packing it up and taking it to Germany later this year to finish the decade-long restoration. At different phases, the ...
Cape Town - Earnings growth by the Lufthansa Group was primarily by its airlines, including cargo, the group said on Thursday when it announced its results for 2017. Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) increased around 70% to about €3bn and the adjusted EBIT margin raised 2.9 ...
As part of the campaign, Lufthansa is launching a #SayYesToTheWorld raffle, where contestants can register to win flight tickets to destinations operated by Lufthansa. Anyone can enter to win by simply visiting https://yestotheworld.com/global/en choosing a location they would like to experience from the ...
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German airport operator Fraport said it expected passengers numbers at Frankfurt airport to rise by between around 4 to 6 percent this year, driven by main customer Lufthansa and Ryanair . Lufthansa is currently doing more flying as a result of ...
A Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 featuring the company's new crane logo parked in the Helmut Schmidt Airport in Hamburg, Germany. ... A Lufthansa Airlines flight was forced to divert to St. John's, Newfoundland, on Tuesday night, “due to a pilot being incapacitated,” according to a Transport Canada report.
Lufthansa AG (LHA.XE) said Thursday that it swung to a profit in the fourth quarter, due in part to a collective labor agreement reached with a pilots union. Fourth-quarter net profit at the German airline was 511 million euros ($632.6 million), compared with a net loss of EUR75 million in the year-earlier ...
Deutsche Lufthansa AG (LHA.XE) said on Wednesday that it has extended the appointment of Chief Executive Carsten Spohr for five more years. The supervisory board extended Mr. Spohr's contract through December 2023, the company said. Mr. Spohr has been a member of Lufthansa's executive board ...
Shippers and forwarders have urged Lufthansa Cargo to incentivise customers to digitalise through rewards rather than punishment, as it seeks to boost electronic air waybill (e-AWB) adoption. From 2 April, the German flag-carrier will implement a €12 per paper air waybill fee for tradelanes on which ...
COLOGNE (Alliance News) - German carrier Lufthansa Group reported that its traffic for the month of February 2018 increased 10.4% from February 2017, on a capacity increase of 8.6%. The airline's traffic for the month of February, measured in revenue seat-kilometers, rose 10.4% to 17.45 billion from the ...
APEX Insight: Lufthansa supported gender parity this International Women's Day by featuring women in male-dominated fields on a FlyingLab flight to SXSW in Austin, which is itself still a largely male-dominated event. Perhaps an 11-hour flight is not long enough to break through glass ceilings and gender ...
Lufthansa has announced that it will be introducing the A350-900 to its Munich – Cape Town route, starting in December 2018. The aircraft is the world's most modern and eco-friendly long haul aircraft. It uses 25 percent less kerosene, has 25 percent lower emissions and is significantly quieter during ...
German flag carrier Lufthansa announced on Thursday that it would start flying its new-generation Airbus A350-900 airliners on its direct Cape Town-Munich route in December. The airline ordered 25 of these aircraft last year, of which the first ten will be based in Munich, flying on routes between that city ...
Last week a Lufthansa spokesman told AFP that they had "submitted a document describing ideas for a restructured 'NewItalia'", while stating that Alitalia as it is today "is not interesting". The spokesman said that the document was received well enough that "we can imagine further discussions".
During the trial, Lufthansa reports it was able to board 350 passengers onto an Airbus A380 in about 20 minutes. Other airlines working with Amadeus, the air travel IT firm, are also likely to roll out biometric boarding, the companies said. In the U.S., they'll be able to connect to the CBP database and won't ...
In 2017 Lufthansa Group's achieved record profits and passenger numbers and its operating margin was its best this century. Europe's largest airline group by passengers, revenue, ASKs and fleet size has made solid progress since the global financial crisis. However, although it was the only big three ...
Among European carriers, the Lufthansa Group now has more seats flying between the Bay Area and Europe than any other carrier. Those flights include widebodies flying to Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich. TravelSkills recently caught up with Lufthansa Group executives for a wide ranging conversation ...
After it was discovered that Lufthansa had bowed to pressure from the Chinese government and altered the designation for Taiwan last week, Taiwanese netizens have been sending in their complaints to the German business, and suggesting that Taiwanese people may boycott the airline in the future.
Lufthansa will swap out the A340 serving the busy San Francisco-Munich run for a bigger Airbus A380 double decker starting on October 27, 2018. At the same time, it will switch its SFO-Frankfurt nonstop from the current A380 to the smaller A340. [Please note that this post has been updated to include ...
Lufthansa Cargo will take on the role of anchor partner with global technology accelerator Plug and Play. Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., the company is the world's largest technology accelerator that brings technology startups and companies together. Established companies work with startups on within the ...
While it is retaining tradition by keeping the crane and its yellow-and-blue colour scheme, Lufthansa is changing just about everything else associated with the airline and the Group to give it a contemporary look. The series of changes announced in Frankfurt and Munich earlier this month — unveiling for ...
Lufthansa is receiving flak, after it decided to remove Dokdo from its in-flight maps. Dokdo, which are referred to as “Takeshima” in Japan or “Dokdo” in South Korea, are tiny islets located in the East Sea (Sea of Japan) that have been the source of a longstanding conflict between South Korea and Japan.
Lufthansa Air on Tuesday said no passenger was injured on its Frankfurt-bound flight on Sunday. A statement by the airline's spokesperson in Nigeria, Hakeem Jimo, said what happened was a mere 'moderate turbulence'. PREMIUM TIMES had reported how passengers on the flight said they were ”thrown ...
Lufthansa and Munich Airport have started testing of a humanoid robot in Terminal 2 of the airport. The robot, given the name “Josie Pepper,” is there to provide information and answer questions for passengers in Terminal 2. Passengers can ask for directions to their gate or certain shops or restaurants, ...
Lufthansa has apologised after a sequence of errors left an injured passenger, a mother and an infant trapped in a stairwell at Munich airport, while their plane to Heathrow prepared to depart without them. One of them was the leading professional singer, Annabel Williams, who is the vocal coach for ITV's ...
LUFTHANSA revealed last Feb. 7 its new, modernized brand image to customers and employees at two major events at the Frankfurt and Munich hubs. The most visible change is the new aircraft livery. In front of more than 3,000 guests in Frankfurt and Munich, Lufthansa officially presented a Boeing 747-8 ...
Panama-based Copa Airlines and Lufthansa Group have agreed to expand the scope of their existing codeshare to allow Copa to commercialize and market the Panama-Frankfurt-Panama route, which is operated by Lufthansa. Copa will now be able to codeshare the route with a Copa Airlines flight ...
Panama-based Copa Airlines and Lufthansa Group have agreed to expand the scope of their existing to allow to commercialize and market the Panama City–Frankfurt route, which is operated by Lufthans Copa will now be able to codeshare on the route with a Copa Airlines flight number. “With this ...
Passengers traveling through the non-public, post-security area of Munich Airport's Terminal 2 in coming weeks will be met by a humanoid robot offering airport directions and information. Munich Airport and Lufthansa, which jointly run Terminal 2, will gauge passenger interaction with the 47in.-tall robot in ...
Starting today, 15 February, Munich Airport and Lufthansa will start testing the use of a humanoid robot equipped with artificial intelligence at a German airport. Munich Airport and Lufthansa will jointly operate the pioneering project, and the “Josie Pepper” robot will welcome travellers to the non-public area ...
In an effort to modernize its aircraft appearance, Lufthansa recently updated its branding. This update is the first to the logo that has been on the fleet of 330 jets since 1989. The objective in refreshing its image after thirty years was to embody the more dynamic, digital age that is today's world. The new ...


 

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