Lufthansa

Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental to Serve as Lufthansa’s Flagship Aircraft

Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental to Serve as Lufthansa’s Flagship Aircraft

Deutsche Lufthansa, which previously announced plans to retire over 150 aircraft including its A380 superjumbo fleet, said that its flagship going forward will be the Boeing 747, specifically the 747-8 Intercontinental.
The 747-8 will be “our flagship… after the crisis,” said the airline’s CEO, Carsten Spohr, speaking at the World Aviation Festival, calling them “the most efficient aircraft” in the carrier’s fleet.
Lufthansa currently has 19 747-8s as well as eight 747-400s, …

Lufthansa to Add 15 New Destinations for Summer 2021

Lufthansa to Add 15 New Destinations for Summer 2021

Deutsche Lufthansa announced 15 new seasonal destinations on Tuesday for next summer. The list spans cities in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
The German flag carrier will launch service from Frankfurt Airport to six cities in Greece including Corfu, Crete, Mykonos, and Kos, and three in Spain – Jerez de la Frontera, the Canary Islands, and Tenerife – which will continue in the winter season as well.  Other new destinations include Djerba, Tunisia, …

Coronavirus News: Wednesday, August 26 – 24 Million Cases, Fauci Warns Not to Rush Vaccines

Coronavirus News: Wednesday, August 26 – 24 Million Cases, Fauci Warns Not to Rush Vaccines

The worldwide number of virus cases currently stands at 24.11 million, an increase of almost 250,000 cases in the past 24 hours.  The number of deaths stands at 825,000, and 16.65 people million have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics.
The United States continues to lead the world in the number of coronavirus cases reported, with almost 6 million as of …

Lufthansa Greenlights ‘Compromise’ Deal on €9 billion Bailout

Lufthansa Greenlights ‘Compromise’ Deal on €9 billion Bailout

The Deutsche Lufthansa supervisory board said Saturday it had reached what it termed a “compromise” deal with the European Union and Germany over a €9 billion ($9.89 billion) rescue package.
The board had delayed a decision on the deal on Wednesday because the European Union wanted the airline to give up German takeoff and landing slots, which Lufthansa said would weaken its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich.
The deal requires approval by …

Lufthansa Delays Decision on €9 Billion Government Bailout Amidst EU Demands

Lufthansa Delays Decision on €9 Billion Government Bailout Amidst EU Demands

The Deutsche Lufthansa supervisory board said Wednesday that it will delay its decision on a proposed €9 billion ($9.89 billion) bailout from the German government, and that it will not immediately call for a shareholder vote on the proposal.
The German government said Tuesday that the bailout is necessary to help the airline survive an “existential emergency.”
The European Union wants the airline to give up German takeoff and landing slots, which …

Lufthansa to Get €9 Billion Bailout from German Government

Lufthansa to Get €9 Billion Bailout from German Government

Deutsche Lufthansa said Monday that the airline and the Wirtschaftsstabilisierungsfonds or Economic Stabilization Fund of the German government have agreed on a €9 billion ($9.88 billion) bailout deal.
The government said the bailout is necessary to help the airline survive an “existential emergency.” It will take a 20% stake that it intends to sell by 2023. It will also inject €5.7 billion in non-voting capital, which is known as a “silent participation.”
The …

Lufthansa to Restart Service to 20 Cities in June, Drop A380 Fleet from Frankfurt

Lufthansa to Restart Service to 20 Cities in June, Drop A380 Fleet from Frankfurt

Lufthansa said it plans to restore service to 20 additional locations next month, a company spokesman told Frequent Business Traveler on Sunday.  It also said it plans to discontinue Airbus A380 service from its Frankfurt hub.
The list of cities includes Crete, Faro, Ibiza, Malaga, Mallorca, and Rhoades, and the flights are slated to start in the middle of the month.  All of the flights will operate from Frankfurt.
On Friday, Lufthansa …