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Lufthansa Reaches Pay Deal with Pilots, Ending Lengthy and Bitter Dispute

Lufthansa Reaches Pay Deal with Pilots, Ending Lengthy and Bitter Dispute

Lufthansa German Airlines said Wednesday it had accepted the recommendations of a mediator in a pay dispute with the union representing its pilots, ending several years of strikes by members of Vereinigung Cockpit that cost the airline dearly.
The deal calls for an 8.7% pay increase for some 5,400 pilots. The new agreement will be in place through the end of 2019.
The pay raise is subject to ratification by the union’s …

Lufthansa Introduces New Menu for Kids

Lufthansa Introduces New Menu for Kids

Lufthansa announced that it will begin to offer a children’s menu from Cornelia Poletto, a distinguished German chef, on all long-haul flights as well as on some of the airline’s longer European routes.
The dishes were created by Chef Poletto, and chosen by an international jury of ten children last September.
Various new menu items include turtle muffins, snow-covered pasta mountain, rabbit cake, and flying chicken.
The dishes can be ordered directly when …

Etihad, Lufthansa Deepen Relationship with Catering and Maintenance Deals

Etihad, Lufthansa Deepen Relationship with Catering and Maintenance Deals

Etihad Aviation Group and Deutsche Lufthansa announced deals covering catering and aircraft maintenance Wednesday, adding that the new agreements could lead to additional ties.
The catering and maintenance contracts are worth as much as €200 million ($216 million) to Lufthansa. The German flag carrier will provide catering services to Etihad in 16 cities across the globe as well as maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for Etihad Airways and its airline equity …

Lufthansa’s Title as Europe’s Largest Carrier Contested by Ryanair

Lufthansa’s Title as Europe’s Largest Carrier Contested by Ryanair

Ryanair, the rapidly expanding low-cost Irish carrier, earned the title of the European’s continent’s largest airline based on passengers served last year, based on figures released Tuesday.
In 2016, Ryanair flew some 117 million passengers, a 15% year over year increase from 2015.
Lufthansa Group, including its subsidiaries Austrian, Eurowings, and Swiss, served 109.7 million passengers, up 1.8% from the prior year. The German flag carrier remains Europe’s largest airline by revenue.
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Lufthansa, Austrian to Offer In-Flight Wi-Fi on Shorter Routes

Lufthansa, Austrian to Offer In-Flight Wi-Fi on Shorter Routes

Lufthansa announced that it will begin to test in-flight Wi-Fi on short- and medium-haul flights this year, starting with five Lufthansa and Aistrian Airlines Airbus A320s.
The Frankfurt-based airline plans to roll out Wi-Fi to its entire short- and medium-haul fleet by the middle of next year.
Passengers will be able to access the Wi-Fi through their mobile devices, and choose from three different packages: FlyNet Message, which will cost 3and allow …

Lufthansa to Offer Electronic Reading Options

Lufthansa to Offer Electronic Reading Options

Lufthansa announced that it plans to introduce in-flight e-journals in lieu of printed materials.
The carrier will offer reading selections covering topics such as sports, cars, and travel, as well as celebrity gossip, music, and food. Reading material will be available in 18 different languages.
Passengers can access the library by going to the Lufthansa app and entering their booking code or ticket number. The selections will then be available in PDF …

Air Berlin Appoints Lufthansa Executive as New CEO

Air Berlin Appoints Lufthansa Executive as New CEO

MUNICH—Air Berlin announced the appointment of a new CEO, Thomas Winkelmann late Sunday.
The Berlin-based carrier said that Winkelmann will succeed its current CEO, Stefan Pichler, on February 1, 2017. Pichler assumed the position two years ago.
Winkelmann previously served as the CEO of Lufthansa’s low-cost carrier Germanwings from 2006 through 2015 and was later manager of that airline’s Munich hub.
The upheaval in the C-suite comes at a time when Air Berlin …