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Lufthansa to operate Boeing 747 on repatriation flights

Lufthansa might be grounding the better part of its fleet amid the ongoing Corona-Crisis, but its Boeing 747 Retro Crane is still due to stretch the wings and fly. On March 28, 2020, the airline is planning to operate two repatriation flights employing its 747-8s, including the one featuring the retro livery. ...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Coronavirus puts further pressure on falling Lufthansa profits

With already a subpar 2019 for Lufthansa, the airline group is facing another tough challenge with the outbreak of coronavirus, as profits are expected to fall further....


Clement Charpentreau
Will coronavirus send the A380 into early retirement?

As the aviation industry is caught in the coronavirus crisis, American Airlines is accelerating the retirement of its older Boeing 767s. Meanwhile, at least three airlines have grounded their fleets of A380 aircraft, while Emirates is reportedly in discussions to postpone the last eight superjumbos deliveries. With long-haul routes being the most affected by travel bans, the coronavirus could send the giants into early retirement....


Clement Charpentreau
Frankfurt airport suspends operations after drone sightings

Drone sightings in Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA) halted operations for more than an hour, forcing around 80 flights to be either canceled or diverted....


Clement Charpentreau
Lufthansa negotiates stake in TAP Air Portugal

Lufthansa is reportedly engaged in negotiations to acquire a 45% stake in the airline TAP Air Portugal held by David Neeleman, its main private shareholder. To do so, the German carrier is said to have allied with United Airlines....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Airline consolidation in Europe: worrying times for the industry

Seemingly, consolidation has become the main word when discussing the trends within the aviation industry, especially in Europe. But, essentially, what is consolidation and how it is affecting the skies above Europe?...


Ruta Burbaite
Lufthansa A340 reaches the Atlantic, U-turns back to Germany

If long-haul flights were not exhausting enough, passengers on a scheduled Lufthansa flight to New York on December 9, 2019, learned how frustrating the trips can be. Especially when you end up where you started (or somewhere nearby). Having reached the Atlantic, Lufthansa Flight LH404 was forced to turn back to Germany due to an issue with the hydraulics system, but could not land at its point of origin....


Zivile Zalagenaite
FAA accuses Lufthansa of 900 unapproved flights, urges $6.4M fine

Lufthansa is facing an over $6.4 million reaching fine after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) accused the airline of operating around 900 flights to and from the United States without having full permits to do so. The German carrier’s spokesperson claims safety was never compromised and that the airline is “fully cooperating” with the regulator....


Rytis Beresnevicius
LSG Sky Chefs strike, Lufthansa adjusts catering on some flights

A union, which represents LSG Sky Chefs employees, decided to take short-term action regarding Lufthansa's plans to sell the catering subsidiary. Some flights in Europe are affected, leaving them without food or drinks....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Lufthansa profits plummet amid “pricing pressure” in Europe

The German airline group has announced its Q3 2019 financial results. While the quarterly results are fairly positive, the year-to-date, together with the outlook, show worrisome sings. ...