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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....


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....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Spohr: we want to hold Lufthansa Group together

Lufthansa held its annual shareholder's meeting, where the airline group highlighted its current situation and its future plans, including the negotiations with the state regarding support for the airline group....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Lufthansa to choose insolvency instead of state aid?

Lufthansa, seemingly, has a very difficult decision on its hands: as the group navigates an unprecedented crisis, it weighs whether to accept state aid with strings attached or enter insolvency procedures, similar to Chapter 11 in the United States....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Lufthansa to retire A340, A380 and Boeing 747 due COVID-19

Airlines, seemingly, are preparing for the worst in the medium-term: with demand for travel at an all-time low, carriers are retiring their gas-guzzling four-engine aircraft. Lufthansa is the latest airline to do so....


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....


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Swiss International Air Lines accepts first A320neo delivery

Swiss International Air Lines finally received its first out of 25 Airbus A320neo aircraft. The carrier plans to complete the initial order for Airbus' narrow-bodies by 2024, despite initially expecting the first aircraft to arrive in 2019....


Clement Charpentreau
Volunteers find missing engine parts of Swiss Airbus A220

Answering the call of the French Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA), volunteers recovered parts of the Swiss Air Airbus A220 that suffered an uncontained engine failure earlier in 2019....


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. ...


Canadian authorities restrict A220 engine thrust after incidents
Clement Charpentreau
Canadian authorities restrict A220 engine thrust after incidents

Transport Canada, the Canadian civil aviation authority, has issued an emergency airworthiness directive to reduce the engine thrust of Airbus A220 aircraft under certain conditions after several engine incidents were reported....