Lufthansa, ITA and European Airline ConsolidationThe Lufthansa Group has spent the better part of 20 years trying to improve its fortunes through consolidation. Some deals, like of Swiss, have been winners, others, like of Austrian…
August 19th, 2022 at 2:10 PM EDT
Air France to Streamline Air-Rail Connections as Move to Replace Short Flights AcceleratesThere is growing momentum to replace short flights with train trips in Europe amid a renewed interest in reducing aviation emissions. France is using climate legislation to codify a ban…
June 22nd, 2021 at 11:34 AM EDT
Lufthansa Hopes New Subsidiary Eurowings Discover Will Gain Long-Haul TractionThe Lufthansa Group has long wanted to get into the long-haul leisure game. Efforts have ranged from flying high-density Airbus widebodies at Lufthansa Cityline and Eurowings, with neither generating hoped-for…
June 16th, 2021 at 11:13 AM EDT
Swiss to Cut Staff, Slash Fleet Amid Structural Change in Business TravelSwiss is moving forward with significant cuts to its workforce and fleet as it prepares for an expected structural change to the the airline's bread-and-butter business traffic.
May 6th, 2021 at 10:19 AM EDT
Lufthansa Eyes Smaller Businesses For Corporate Travel RecoveryA big question in the executive suites of the world's airlines is: When and how will lucrative business travel return?
April 29th, 2021 at 12:02 PM EDT
Lufthansa Budget Carrier Eurowings to Add More Europe Routes to Capture Summer TravelersGermany's largest leisure carrier Eurowings has big ambitions to expand its presence across Europe, as discounters scramble to capture market share following the coronavirus pandemic market upheaval.
March 22nd, 2021 at 11:52 AM EDT
Lufthansa Retires Superjumbos as Pandemic Hastens Airlines’ Quest to Fly More Efficient JetsLufthansa is bidding auf wiedersehen to the Airbus A380s, as the group joins the growing list of airlines retiring the superjumbos in favor of smaller, more efficient models as they…
March 4th, 2021 at 12:07 PM EST
Turkish Airlines’ Turnaround: Airline Weekly Lounge Episode 79After losing $300m in 2016 as a result of some horrific exposure to terrorism and political tumult, things are looking up for Turkish Airlines. In its second quarter, the airline…
August 15th, 2017 at 8:43 PM EDT
Lackluster Lufthansa: Airline Weekly Lounge Episode 69When is a $2 billion annual profit disappointing? Answer: When you’re a giant airline group like Lufthansa, and $2 billion amounts to a mere 5% operating margin—and that lackluster result…
March 28th, 2017 at 10:00 PM EDT
Lufthansa’s Ambitions: Airline Weekly Lounge Episode 58If anybody needed a reminder that the airline business is an interesting business, they got it last week as Air Berlin announced it will be handing over a big chunk…
October 5th, 2016 at 12:43 AM EDT