Lufthansa CEO: More Solutions Needed For Carbon Neutrality Goals

By Kurt Hofmann Nov 19, 2021
The Lufthansa Group has proactively acquired $250 million worth of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), but CEO Carsten Spohr said many more technology, infrastructure and compensation solutions are needed to achieve a carbon-neutral balance by 2050.
Airlines & Lessors

Lufthansa Repays Government Financial Aid Ahead Of Schedule

By Victoria Moores Nov 15, 2021
Germany has committed to sell its 14% stake in Lufthansa Group by 2023, after the company repaid its borrowings from the Economic Stabilization Fund ahead of schedule.
Airlines & Lessors

Lufthansa Warns Of Market Overcapacity Despite Strong Return

By Jens Flottau Nov 03, 2021
Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr is concerned about the number of new aircraft coming into the market in the coming years, mainly based on the production rates envisioned by Airbus. 
Airlines & Lessors

Lufthansa Group Subsidiaries Post First Positive Signs Since Pandemic

By Kurt Hofmann Nov 03, 2021
Austrian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) and Brussels Airlines have reported their first positive financial signs since the global pandemic took hold.
Airlines & Lessors

Lufthansa, EasyJet Win Legal Backing For Air Berlin Asset Buys

By Helen Massy-Beresford Oct 20, 2021
Lufthansa and easyJet won backing from a European court over deals they undertook to buy Air Berlin assets, after the court dismissed two cases made by Polish airline LOT.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Lufthansa Cargo’s Last MD-11F Flight Marks Tri-Jet’s European Phaseout

By Kurt Hofmann Oct 18, 2021
Flight LH8161 from New York JFK marked the end of Lufthansa Cargo’s commercial service with the three-engine MD-11F after more than 23 years.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Lufthansa’s Capital Increase—Why Now?

By Jens Flottau Sep 20, 2021
Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr tried his best to convince investors of the plan for a €2.1 billion ($2.5 billion) capital increase the airline published Sept. 20.
Airlines & Lessors

Lufthansa Carriers Share Fleet Updates

By Kurt Hofmann Jul 08, 2021
Lufthansa Cargo, Edelweiss Air and Brussels Airlines have all announced changes to their fleets.
Airlines & Lessors

Lufthansa Group Sees Growth Opportunities In Sub-Saharan Africa

By Kurt Hofmann Jul 02, 2021
Lufthansa Group airlines head of sales for sub-Saharan Africa tells Aviation Daily that Africa is traveling again.
Airlines & Lessors

Lufthansa To Restore Munich-Dubai Flights

By David Casey Jul 01, 2021
Munich-Dubai was a regular fixture of Lufthansa’s network from 2003 to 2016, but the Star Alliance member suspended the route shortly after Emirates increased its frequencies to 3X-daily. 
Airports & Routes

Lufthansa To Return Five A340s To Service For First-Class Cabins

By Kurt Hofmann Jun 25, 2021
The decision to reactivate the four-engine widebodies, that were being phased out from its fleet, follows Lufthansa witnessing growing demand for first-class services.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Lufthansa Cargo Could Reenter Short-Haul Air Freight Market

By Kurt Hofmann Jun 17, 2021
Lufthansa Chairman and CEO Carsten Spohr believes it could be a profitable area for Lufthansa Cargo.
Airlines & Lessors

Smartwings CEO Criticizes Lufthansa As Eurowings Opens Prague Base

By Kurt Hofmann Jun 11, 2021
The timing of the move has drawn criticism from the CEO of Smartwings Group who also bemoaned that Eurowings’ parent Lufthansa had received state aid from Germany while his group had not received any from the Czech government.
Airlines & Lessors

Austrian Airlines Evaluates Harmonized Long-Haul Fleet

By Kurt Hofmann Jun 02, 2021
“It would be more efficient to have only one type of aircraft,” COO Francesco Sciortino said. “We also need a long-term perspective for a replacement for the Boeing 767.”
Airlines & Lessors

Lufthansa, Condor Agree On Feed Extension

By Jens Flottau May 11, 2021
Lufthansa has agreed to extend a special pro-rate agreement (SPA) with leisure carrier Condor in a bid to prevent Germany’s anti-trust authority Bundeskartellamt from formally intervening on Condor’s side.
Airlines & Lessors

Lufthansa Expects Fast Recovery After Dismal First Quarter

By Jens Flottau Apr 29, 2021
Lufthansa Group expects a steep recovery in the second half of 2021 after posting disappointing results for the first quarter (Q1) of the year. 
Airlines & Lessors

Lufthansa Group Subsidiaries Await Recovery After Tough Q1s

By Kurt Hofmann Apr 29, 2021
Lufthansa subsidiaries Austrian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) and Brussels Airlines reported substantial losses for 2021 first quarter (Q1), traditionally the lowest performing period of the aviation year.
Airlines & Lessors

German Curfews Create New Hurdles For Airlines As Recovery Stalls

By Jens Flottau Apr 23, 2021
Airlines flying into Germany are facing another deepening of the novel coronavirus crisis as the government is set to introduce nightly curfews starting April 24.
Airlines & Lessors

German Anti-Trust Watchdog Flags Anti-Competitive Lufthansa Behavior

By Jens Flottau Mar 30, 2021
Lufthansa now plans to extend a special pro-rate (SPA) agreement with leisure airline Condor beyond the summer after Germany’s competition watchdog Bundeskartellamt said the airline group had taken advantage of its dominant market position.
Airlines & Lessors

Austrian Airlines To Cut More Jobs, Park Additional Aircraft 

By Kurt Hofmann Mar 25, 2021
Lufthansa subsidiary Austrian Airlines will further reduce its fleet and cut more jobs as the COVID-19 crisis drags on.
Airlines & Lessors

Vienna Airport Expects 40% Of Pre-Crisis Traffic In 2021

By Kurt Hofmann Mar 19, 2021
Given the massive financial losses at many European hubs as a result of COVID-19, Vienna Airport (VIE) got off relatively lightly in announcing a loss of €76 million ($90 million) for 2020. 
Airports & Routes

Vaccine Transport ‘Not A Game Changer’ For Lufthansa Cargo 

By Kurt Hofmann Mar 11, 2021
Lufthansa Cargo (LHC) CEO Dorothea von Boxberg has said COVID-19 vaccine volumes will not have as much of an impact on the air cargo market as the industry once believed. 
Airlines & Lessors

Lufthansa Cargo CEO Ready For A Downturn After Record Results

By Kurt Hofmann Mar 05, 2021
Lufthansa Cargo (LHC) said that it is prepared for the next downturn in the air cargo business when it happens after the company presented the best results in its 26-year history following an unprecedented year.
Airlines & Lessors

Austrian, SWISS Post Major Losses; More Radical Resizing Probable

By Kurt Hofmann Mar 04, 2021
Lufthansa subsidiaries Austrian Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) have reported substantial losses for 2020 and further fleet reductions at both carriers are possible. 
Airlines & Lessors

Lufthansa Moves Ahead With Long-Haul Fleet Renewal

By Jens Flottau Mar 04, 2021
Lufthansa Group plans to phase out eight long-haul aircraft types over the next few years and sees no prospect of returning the Airbus A380 or A340-600 back to service.
Aircraft & Propulsion