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Clement Charpentreau
Ryanair gives ultimatum to French pilots: 20% wage cut or layoff

Expecting losses in the second quarter of 2020, Ryanair plans to cut wages by 20% among pilots and 10% among flight attendants and stewards. The French unions have five days to answer, after which a number of positions judged redundant will be cut....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Caving in: Lufthansa gives up slots to receive state aid package

The seemingly never-ending saga of Lufthansa's state aid might be finally coming to an end: both the executive and supervisory board approved the adjusted European Commission measures in order for the group to receive the $9.8 billion package....


Rytis Beresnevicius
European pilots plea for EC to accept Lufthansa state aid deal

While the supervisory board of Lufthansa rejected the strings attached by the European Commission regarding the state aid deal, the pilots of various European pilot associations have pleaded to the European Commission to approve the deal without any strings....


Clement Charpentreau
Lufthansa refuses €9B German rescue plan over EU conditions

Lufthansa refused the conditions of the €9 billion rescue plan by the German state after the European Union requested that the group surrender slots in its two main bases, in Frankfurt and Munich....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Feud continues: Ryanair to appeal Lufthansa $9.8B state aid

The feud between Lufthansa and Ryanair is seemingly not coming to an end anytime soon. As the German airline group received a $9.8 billion state aid package from the German government, Ryanair's chief executive Michael O'Leary was highly critical of the affair....


Clement Charpentreau
After €9B state aid, Lufthansa could surrender its best slots

Lufthansa and the German government reached an agreement on a €9 billion rescue plan. The state would acquire 20% of the capital of the airline giant, thus becoming its main shareholder. But to ensure fair competition, the European Commission might come after some of Lufthansa’s most prized assets....


Rytis Beresnevicius
$9.8 billion for 20% stake: Lufthansa agrees state aid deal

While at first Lufthansa was very reluctant to take up state aid to weather the coronavirus pandemic, the stance has changed over time. Now, a deal with the German government was reportedly finally reached....


Clement Charpentreau
Brussels Airlines could fire 1000 employees, unions in shock

Brussels Airlines presented a recovery plan that includes a reduction of its workforce by a quarter and of its fleet by a third in order to "ensure its survival and create a sustainable future", as the airline faces the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It requires support from its parent company Lufthansa and from the Belgian government....


AeroTime Team
Lufthansa sends last Airbus A380 to storage in Teruel

On May 13, 2020, Lufthansa is sending its seventh ‒ and the last ‒ Airbus A380 to a storage facility in Teruel, Spain. ...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Lufthansa softens position on government aid?

Lufthansa officially announced that the airline group is in negotiations with the German government to grant them an aid package worth $9.7 billion (€9 billion). However, the strings that are attached previously irked Lufthansa's executives. Have they changed their stance?...