Austrian Airlines

Lufthansa suffers massive loss; confirms A380 and 747 exit

Following massive losses in 2020, changes are coming at Lufthansa. Many aircraft types will be retired, including the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747....


Austria’s minimum airfare plan raises EU concerns

Austria’s plan to set a €40-minimum airfare, that places low-cost carriers against traditional airlines, raised the European Union’s concerns....


Lufthansa to offer passengers to buy meals on short-haul flights

Taking out a page out of low-cost carriers book, Lufthansa Group airlines, including Austrian Airlines and SWISS will not provide a complementary snack to economy passengers on short and medium-haul flights....


Lufthansa tightens mask exemptions, requires negative Covid test

Lufthansa Group is tightening the exemptions from mask requirements onboard their flights to include a medical certificate and a negative Covid-19 test....


Lufthansa subsidiaries to get vital financial injection

The German Economic Stabilization Fund (WSF) has approved financial support for German flag-carrier Lufthansa subsidiaries Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Swiss under the group's €9 billion rescue package from the government in Berlin....


Lufthansa shuts Germanwings off; fleet reduced by 100 aircraft

Despite various governments providing hefty sums to Lufthansa and its subsidiaries, the airline group has started a restructuring program that will see one of its subsidiaries closed and fleet significantly reduced....


Lufthansa secures $9.8 billion state aid for “successful future”

After much drama and no glamour, Lufthansa finally cleared the last hurdle before it can receive its state aid package, the company's shareholders....


Lufthansa settles on 22,000 full-time job cuts

Lufthansa, after meeting its unions last week, has concluded that it has a surplus of 22,000 employees at the group. The airline now hopes to conclude negotiations with unions by June 22....


Lufthansa has 26,000 employees too many; pilots cut wages by 45%

Despite the fact that Lufthansa secured a $9.8 billion rescue package from the state, the airline aims to cut as many as 26,000 jobs from its group airlines, indicated one of its unions....


Austrian government puts foot down on low-cost tickets

The Austrian government seemingly had enough with low-cost carriers and the environmental consequences of cheap travel, as newly imposed pricing policies and taxes would, essentially, impose a minimum price of flight tickets going forward....