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Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 3: Lufthansa Kicks Head of State Off Flight for Refusing to Wear a Mask, Positivity Rates in England Hit New High

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – April 3: Lufthansa Kicks Head of State Off Flight for Refusing to Wear a Mask, Positivity Rates in England Hit New High

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the 754th day of the pandemic.
Despite the fact that some countries, including Britain, are allowing their airlines and airports to relax mask requirements, they remain in effect in most of the world for travel.
And they are being enforced regardless of an individual’s status with an airline, in politics, or show business.
Case …

Former Austrian Airlines CEO to Take the Helm at WestJet

Former Austrian Airlines CEO to Take the Helm at WestJet

The WestJet Group announced the appointment of Alexis Graf von und zu Hoensbroech to the position of chief executive officer.
Herr Doktor von Hoensbroech is currently the CEO of Austrian Airlines, a position he has been in since 2018. Prior to that he held various positions at Lufthansa, including chief commercial officer at Lufthansa Cargo, a carrier he joined in 2005.
“While at Austrian Airlines, Alexis refocused the airline on its core …

Airlines Increase Flights to Germany as Country Reopens

Airlines Increase Flights to Germany as Country Reopens

The announcement late last week that Germany would reopen its borders to American tourists was followed by news from U.S. and international carriers that they would increase flights to various German cities.
Hundreds of flights were cut starting in February 2020 amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced downturn in travel.
Deutsche Lufthansa said it would increase the number of flights offered from the United States as well as increase the number of destinations, in …

Lufthansa Posts €1 Billion Loss in Q1 Amidst Pandemic

Lufthansa Posts €1 Billion Loss in Q1 Amidst Pandemic

Deutsche Lufthansa announced financial results for first quarter of 2021.
The airline reported a net loss of  €1 billion ($1.2 billion) for the first three months of the year amidst the coronavirus pandemic-induced decline in travel on revenue of €2.6 billion, a 60% year-over-year decline.
Two of its units, Lufthansa Cargo, and Lufthansa Technik, were profitable, however, The cargo unit reported a record operating profit of €314 million as freight prices continued …

Austrian, Lufthansa, Swiss to Ban ‘Everyday’ Face Masks on Flights

Austrian, Lufthansa, Swiss to Ban ‘Everyday’ Face Masks on Flights

Lufthansa Group said it would ban what it termed “everyday” face masks and require passengers to don a medical-grade mask in keeping with new regulations in Austria and Germany intended to stem the spread of new coronavirus variants.
The action covers Austrian Airlines, Deutsche Lufthansa, and Swiss International Air Lines and effectively bans the wearing of cloth face masks.
Passengers must wear “either a surgical mask or an FFP2 mask or mask …

Lufthansa Group Revenue Plummets by 74%

Lufthansa Group Revenue Plummets by 74%

Deutsche Lufthansa announced financial results for the third quarter of 2020.
The Cologne-based company, which also owns Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, reported third quarter revenue of €2.66 billion ($3.14 billion), down 74% from €10.12 billion in the same period in 2019.
The airline reported a net loss of €1.97 billion loss for the quarter, compared to a €1.3 billion profit in Q3 2019.
Passenger traffic was down by some 80%.  …

Air France, British Airways, Lufthansa Reduce Capacity and Ground Planes

Air France, British Airways, Lufthansa Reduce Capacity and Ground Planes

Europe’s largest airlines including Air France, British Airways, and Lufthansa, are cutting capacity for the remainder of the year amidst as the coronavirus pandemic-induced plummet in travel worsens and governments on the Continent and abroad struggle to limit the spread of the virus.
Lufthansa Group, which owns Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, and Swiss, said it plans to operate 25% of the number of flights it operated in the same period in 2019, …