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Frankfurt Airport Reports Uptick in September Passenger Traffic

Frankfurt Airport Reports Uptick in September Passenger Traffic

Fraport AG, the operator of Frankfurt Airport, announced traffic figures for September 2018.
Passenger traffic was approximately 6.6 million passengers for the month, a 6.3% increase from September 2017.
Frankfurt Airport also reported a 1.4% year-over-year decrease in cargo tonnage for September, with 185,142 metric tons of cargo passing through the facility.
Finally, Fraport said the number of aircraft movements for the month increased by 5.7% year-over-year to 45,950 takeoffs and landings.
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Lufthansa to Add Non-Stop Service Between Frankfurt and Austin

Lufthansa to Add Non-Stop Service Between Frankfurt and Austin

Lufthansa said it will launch service linking Frankfurt with Austin next year.
Austin will be the carrier’s third destination in Texas when it launches on May 3, 2019. Lufthansa will operate the flight five days a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
The flights will depart Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 4 p.m. and arrive at Frankfurt Airport the following day at 9:05 a.m. Flights from Frankfurt to Austin will leave …

‘O’zapft is!’ 185th Oktoberfest Opens in Munich

MUNICH—With the words “O’zapft is” (it’s tapped) and a 12-gun salute, the Lord Mayor of Munich, Dieter Reiter, opened the 185th Oktoberfest at the stroke of noon on Saturday.
A Festzug, or parade, preceded the ceremony from the city center to the Oktoberfest grounds at the Theresienwiese, led by the Münchner Kindl, the symbol of the city, followed by the lord mayor. The procession continued with horse-drawn carriages and floats …

Eurowings to Launch Düsseldorf-Las Vegas Service Next July

Eurowings to Launch Düsseldorf-Las Vegas Service Next July

Eurowings announced plans to offer thrice-weekly service between Düsseldorf and Las Vegas starting next summer.
The Lufthansa low-cost subsidiary will operate the flights using a combination of Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft. Both aircraft feature fully lie-flat seats in the carrier’s business-class cabin.
Flights from Düsseldorf Airport to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Return flights will operate on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Eurowings will launch …

Ryanair Cancels German 150 Flights as Pilot and Flight Attendant Strike Looms

Ryanair Cancels German 150 Flights as Pilot and Flight Attendant Strike Looms

Ryanair pilots and cabin crew based in Germany will go on strike Wednesday to protest low pay and work rules.
Vereinigung Cockpit, the German pilots union, called on pilots to go on strike for 24 hours starting at 3 a.m. local time, a move echoed by ver.di, the German flight attendants union. Ver.di says that over 1,000 cabin crew will participate in the work action.
Meanwhile, the Dublin-based carrier urged pilots to …

American Airlines to Add New Routes to Athens, Berlin, Bologna, Dubrovnik, and Edinburgh

American Airlines to Add New Routes to Athens, Berlin, Bologna, Dubrovnik, and Edinburgh

American Airlines announced on Tuesday plans for new routes to Athens, Berlin, Bologna, Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, and London.
The Fort Worth-based airline is introducing non-stop seasonal service from Charlotte and Dallas/Fort Worth to Munich as well as Dallas/Fort Worth to Dubrovnik and Chicago to Athens.
It is also introducing five new seasonal international routes from Philadelphia, adding Berlin, Bologna, Dubrovnik, and Edinburgh as destinations from the City of Brother Love. The airline will …

American Airlines to Link Dallas/Fort Worth with Munich and Dublin

American Airlines to Link Dallas/Fort Worth with Munich and Dublin

American Airlines announced the launch of non-stop seasonal service linking the Dallas/Fort Worth area to Dublin, Ireland and Munich, Germany.
The new flights will go into service on June 6, 2019.  The Dublin flight is the first non-stop from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to the Republic of Ireland’s capital.
“DFW anticipates tremendous growth in the year ahead,” said Sean Donohue, the airport’s CEO. “With nonstop service to Dublin and Munich, we’re offering …