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Germany's beleaguered Lufthansa to quit Frankfurt's Dax 30

Jun 05, 2020 - 7:00 AM

Real estate group Deutsche Wohnen will replace Lufthansa on the Dax starting June 22

A display showing the German share index Stock Market Index DAX is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, on March 24, 2019. - The German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt rebounded strongly on March 24, with the Dax gaining 10.98% at closing in a market reacting to the extent of monetary support from central banks and state budgets, in the fight against the economic damage caused by the COV-19 coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Daniel ROLAND / AFP)

Lufthansa reports net loss of 2.1 billion euros in Q1 2020

Jun 03, 2020 - 9:25 PM

With 'very slow recovery' seen for global air traffic, Lufthansa says it must 'implement restructuring programs in all areas'

PARKED. Lufthansa planes in Frankfurt, Germany. File photo from Shutterstock

Germany's Lufthansa inches closer to state bailout

Jun 01, 2020 - 11:35 PM

Lufthansa will now ask shareholders to back the $10-billion deal in an online meeting on June 25

LUFTHANSA. One of the airline's aircraft parked in Frankfurt, Germany. Photo from Shutterstock

New turbulence in high-stakes Lufthansa rescue drama

May 27, 2020 - 11:55 PM

Lufthansa says its supervisory board is currently 'unable to approve' the aid package from Germany, as conditions must be 'analyzed intensively'

LUFTHANSA. The German airline's planes parked at the Munich Airport on November 29, 2016. File photo by Christof Stache/AFP

Ryanair to appeal Lufthansa rescue deal

May 26, 2020 - 11:40 PM

Ryanair argues that Germany's 'illegal state aid' to Lufthansa would 'massively distort competition'

RYANAIR. A man watches through the window as a Ryanair plane lands in Ukraine. Photo from Shutterstock

German gov't to climb aboard at Lufthansa in virus rescue

May 25, 2020 - 9:55 PM

(UPDATED) To help Lufthansa, the German government offers a 3-billion-euro loan and 5.7 billion of 'silent' capital. It also seeks to buy 20% of the company for 300 million euros.

STOP. A Lufthansa plane is immobilized next to the runway that has been closed at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, on March 23, 2020. Photo by Arne Dedert/Pool/AFP

Lufthansa confirms talks with Berlin on $10-billion rescue

May 21, 2020 - 10:15 AM

If plans go ahead, it would be the first time the German government would hold a stake in former flag carrier Lufthansa since 1997

LUFTHANSA. Check-in desks of German airline Lufthansa are seen at the airport in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on November 7, 2019. File photo by Silas Stein/AFP

Lufthansa-owned Brussels Airlines to slash workforce

May 12, 2020 - 11:10 PM

Brussels Airlines is planning to cut 1,000 jobs or 25% of its workforce

BRUSSELS AIRLINES. A Brussels Airlines plane taking off in Russia. Photo from Shutterstock

Lufthansa to resume some European services in June 2020

May 08, 2020 - 11:45 PM

'We sense a great desire and longing among people to travel again,' says Lufthansa board member Harry Hohmeister

PARKED. Lufthansa planes in Frankfurt, Germany. File photo from Shutterstock

Lufthansa in talks for partial German nationalization

May 07, 2020 - 10:55 PM

Lufthansa and the German government are discussing 9 billion euros in aid in exchange for a 25% stake in the airline

LUFTHANSA. One of the airline's aircraft parked in Frankfurt, Germany. Photo from Shutterstock

Lufthansa hopeful on deal for German state aid

May 03, 2020 - 11:55 PM

Lufthansa says it has held 'intense and constructive exchanges' with the German government, and the talks 'could be concluded in the near future'

LUFTHANSA. Check-in desks of German airline Lufthansa are seen at the airport in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on November 7, 2019. File photo by Silas Stein/AFP

Lufthansa seeks state aid to secure 'solvency'

Apr 24, 2020 - 1:20 AM

State bailouts will be indispensable to weather the coronavirus crisis, says the Lufthansa group

LUFTHANSA. The German airline's planes parked at the Munich Airport on November 29, 2016. File photo by Christof Stache/AFP

Lufthansa losing a million euros per hour – CEO

Apr 09, 2020 - 9:10 PM

Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr says the group is facing the 'biggest challenge' in its 65-year history

PARKED. Lufthansa planes in Frankfurt, Germany. File photo from Shutterstock

Lufthansa to cut fleet size, close Germanwings as virus hits

Apr 08, 2020 - 12:45 AM

The Lufthansa group will phase out more than 40 of its 763 aircraft in a bid to cut costs. Germanwings flight operations will also be discontinued.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 26, 2015 An Airbus plane of German airline Lufthansa (top) and a plane of the company's Germanwings subsidiary are pictured at the Duesseldorf airport, western Germany. - German airline group Lufthansa on April 7, 2020 said it was shutting down its low-cost Germanwings unit and getting rid of dozens of planes to survive the economic impact of the coronavirus on the aviation industry. (Photo by Patrik STOLLARZ / AFP)

Lufthansa puts 87,000 workers on reduced hours

Apr 02, 2020 - 10:45 PM

The 87,000 affected workers represent more than 60% of Lufthansa's workforce

LUFTHANSA. Check-in desks of German airline Lufthansa are seen at the airport in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on November 7, 2019. File photo by Silas Stein/AFP

Virus endangers 'future of aviation' without state aid – Lufthansa

Mar 19, 2020 - 9:30 PM

Some 700 of Lufthansa's 763 aircraft are 'temporarily parked' following massive reductions in its flight operations over the coming weeks

LUFTHANSA. The German airline's planes parked at the Munich Airport on November 29, 2016. File photo by Christof Stache/AFP

Lufthansa to slash long-haul capacity by up to 90% over virus

Mar 16, 2020 - 10:30 PM

The latest Lufthansa cuts starting Tuesday, March 17, affect mainly routes to Africa, the Middle East, and South America

PARKED. Lufthansa planes in Frankfurt, Germany. File photo from Shutterstock

KLM to slash up to 2,000 jobs, Lufthansa to scrap dividends over coronavirus crisis

Mar 14, 2020 - 8:16 AM

The two airlines announce their plans as holidaymakers ditch their vacation plans and companies worldwide have limited business travel

SLASHING JOBS. In this file photo A Boeing 747 commercial plane of KLM airline lands at Shipol airport behind spectators watching the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium in Amsterdam on July 6, 2016. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Lufthansa to cancel 23,000 flights in April 2020 over coronavirus

Mar 12, 2020 - 7:30 AM

German airline Lufthansa expects even more canceled flights in the coming weeks due to the novel coronavirus

LUFTHANSA. Check-in desks of German airline Lufthansa are seen at the airport in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on November 7, 2019. File photo by Silas Stein/AFP

Lufthansa to halve flight capacity over coronavirus

Mar 07, 2020 - 10:35 AM

'Based on further demand development, capacity will be reduced by up to 50% in the coming weeks,' says German airline Lufthansa, also hit by the novel coronavirus

LUFTHANSA. The German airline's planes parked at the Munich Airport on November 29, 2016. File photo by Christof Stache/AFP

Lufthansa to ground 150 planes over coronavirus

Mar 04, 2020 - 11:40 PM

German airline Lufthansa says 25 long-haul aircraft and 125 short- and medium-haul aircraft will no longer fly

Lufthansa further slashes flight plan over virus

Mar 02, 2020 - 6:15 PM

Lufthansa flights to and from mainland China are suspended until April 24, while its Iran flights are suspended until April 30

OPERATIONS HALTED. Deserted check-in desks of German airline Lufthansa are seen at the airport in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on November 7, 2019, as cabin crews kicked off a strike. Photo by Silas Stein/AFP

Lufthansa to freeze hiring, cut costs over coronavirus

Feb 26, 2020 - 10:10 PM

German airline Lufthansa will also offer employees unpaid leave and more part-time work

GROUNDED. Airplanes of German airline Lufthansa are parked in front of the Lufthansa terminal at the Franz-Josef-Strauss airport in Munich, southern Germany, on November 29, 2016. Christof Stache/AFP

German cabin crew kick off 'massive' Lufthansa strike

Nov 07, 2019 - 7:20 PM

Lufthansa warns that around 180,000 passengers will be affected by the 48-hour strike of cabin crew

Deserted check-in desks of German airline Lufthansa are seen at the airport in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on November 7, 2019, as cabin crews kicked off a strike. - Tens of thousands of Lufthansa passengers faced disruptions as cabin crew in Germany started to stage a "massive" 48-hour walkout in the biggest escalation yet of a bitter row over pay and conditions. (Photo by Silas Stein / dpa / AFP) / Germany OUT

Lufthansa Technik expansion brings PH closer to becoming regional aerospace hub – DTI

Jul 19, 2019 - 6:59 PM

The $40-million expansion project of Lufthansa Technik Philippines in Villamor Air Base is expected to create 300 new jobs

Lufthansa chief eyes up to 78 Air Berlin planes

Sep 21, 2017 - 3:49 PM

Top priority is 'stabilizing' the status of some 38 aircraft Lufthansa already 'wet-leases' – including their crews – from the smaller firm

The logos of German airlines Air Berlin (R) and Lufthansa (L) are pictured on aircrafts on the tarmac at the Tegel airport in Berlin on August 15, 2017. Odd Andersen/AFP

Lufthansa slashes 900 flights as pilots' strike drags on

Nov 30, 2016 - 3:59 PM

Some 4 461 flights have been cancelled in the 6 days of strikes since last Wednesday November 23 according to Lufthansa

GROUNDED. Airplanes of German airline Lufthansa are parked in front of the Lufthansa terminal at the Franz-Josef-Strauss airport in Munich, southern Germany, on November 29, 2016. Christof Stache/AFP

Lufthansa cancels 830 flights Friday as pilots strike again

Nov 24, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The Lufthansa pilots going on strike are demanding a pay rise of an average of 3 66 per year retroactive for the past 5 years Lufthansa offers a 2 5 wage hike

LUFTHANSA.Airplanes of German airline Lufthansa are parked at the Franz-Josef-Strauss airport in Munich, southern Germany, on November 24, 2016. Photo by Christof Stache/ AFP

Lufthansa cancels nearly 900 flights over pilot strike

Nov 23, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Out of its roughly 3 000 scheduled flights 876 were cancelled due to the strike affecting some 100 000 passengers the airline also says

LUFTHANSA. Flags with the logo of German airline Lufthansa are pictured asstrike of pilots of German airline Lufthansa goes on at the airport in Frankfurt am Main, on November 23, 2016. Photo by Daniel Roland/ AFP

Lufthansa reaches long-term no-strike deal with cabin staff

Jul 06, 2016 - 7:15 AM

The agreement between the German airline and its crew brings their bitter dispute to an end

epa05017591 Lufthansa aircraft are parked up at the airport in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 09 November 2015. Lufthansa flight attendants broadened their two-city strike to Munich, grounding 929 flights and about 113,000 passengers, according to the German airline. The walkout, launched on 06 November by the flight attendants union Ufo to try to secure retirement benefits, hit the Frankfurt and Dusseldorf airports during its first two days, cancelling 800 flights and affecting more than 95,000 travellers. EPA/FREDERIK VON ERICHSEN

Lufthansa delays Brussels Airlines acquisition decision after attacks

Apr 28, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Lufthansa chief executive Carsten Spohr explains that Brussels Airlines must first prioritize the restoration of flight operations

epa05279529 An Airbus A-320 plane (front) and an Airbus A-330 plane (back) of Brussels airlines on the runway at Brussels Airport in Brussels, Belgium, 27 April 2016. When presenting the results of the Lufthansa on March 17, its head of finance, Simone Menne, had indicated that a decision on the purchase or not Brussels Airlines (SN) would be taken in the first half. And to clarify later that it would be on 27 April. Meanwhile, there were the attacks of March 22, which included hit SN and it appears possible that the decision be postponed. But maybe not only for matters of uncertainty about the future of the Belgian company. We know that Lufthansa owns 45 per cent stake in SN Airholding, parent company of Brussels Airlines. She has a right of recovery of all the shares which runs until 2018. The sum to pay in this case falls within an articulated calculation around a complex formula sprung from the head who was Michel Meyfroidt CFO and co-CEO (with Bernard Gustin) SN. It takes into account many parameters, including the results of the Belgian company during the past three years. EPA/LAURENT DUBRULE

Low oil price sends Lufthansa profits soaring

Mar 17, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Last year was emotionally challenging says the German airline s chief executive but it was a good year in economic terms

epa05001651 (FILE) A file photo datewd 07 September 2012 showing planes of airline Lufthansa seen on a runway of the airport in Duesseldorf, Germany. Lufthansa on 29 October 2015 lifted its full-year earnings forecast as it bounced back from a September pilots strike. Its third-quarter earnings were helped by the low cost of aviation fuel and an unexpected surge in travel during the Northern Hemisphere's summer. They rose 51 per cent from the same quarter a year ago to 1.2 billion euros (1.3 billion dollars). Chief executive Carsten Spohr said earnings for the year would be in the range of 1.75 billion to 1.95 billion euros, provided there is no fresh strike. Previously, he had said earnings would be at least 1.5 billion euros. EPA/FEDERICO GAMBARINI

Europe 'big 5' airlines launch new alliance

Jan 21, 2016 - 1:27 PM

The Airlines for Europe A4E alliance calls for an end to excessive fees paid by travellers

Tens of thousands grounded as Lufthansa cabin crew strike

Nov 06, 2015 - 10:04 PM

The flight attendants union UFO s initial stoppage starts at 1300 GMT 9:00 pm Manila time on Friday and affects flights to and from the airports of Frankfurt and Duesseldorf

LUFTHANSA STRIKE. Members of the German cabin crew and flight attendants union 'UFO' gather for a rally at Frankfurt International Airport in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 06 November 2015. Photo by Boris Roessle/EPA

Lufthansa cancels 1,000 flights as pilots' strike bites

Sep 08, 2015 - 10:57 PM

The German airline says about 140 000 passengers will be affected

Germanwings crash victims' kin plan US lawsuit – report

Aug 09, 2015 - 11:32 PM

The victims kin question how it was possible that a co pilot with known mental health problems and a corresponding history was allowed to fly at all

Families of Germanwings victims hold out for higher compensation

Jul 19, 2015 - 7:32 AM

The compensation offered by Lufthansa is not an appropriate acknowledgement of the suffering that has been inflicted on them says the lawyer advising relatives of the victims

GRIEF. Family and relatives of the victims of the Germanwings plane crash in the Alps are taken on bus to the Prat airport from a hotel in Castelldefels in Barcelona, Spain, to take a Lufthansa flight to visit the crash site in Seyne les Alps in France on March 26, 2015. Photo by Andreu Dalmau/EPA

MacroAsia spending over P820 million for expansion

Jul 18, 2015 - 12:43 PM

While MacroAsia sees the continued growth of its maintenance repair overhaul and ground handling businesses this year it looks at 2015 with guarded optimism

EXPANSION PLANS. MicroAsia Corporation plans to spend around P850 million for three years to finance its expansion plans. Photos from macroasiacorp.com

French aerospace firms eye stronger presence in PH

Jul 06, 2015 - 2:08 PM

2 US construction firms also plan to set up shop in the country Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo says

Germanwings co-pilot 'tried out' descent on previous flight – report

May 06, 2015 - 2:10 PM

Co pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared to have tried out a controlled minute long descent for which there was no aeronautical reason on the earlier outbound flight from Dusseldorf to Barcelona Germany daily Bild reports

A screen grab taken from an AFP TV video on March 24, 2015 shows debris of the Germanwings Airbus A320 at the crash site in the French Alps above the southeastern town of Seyne. Denis Bois/Gripmedia/AFP TV/AFP

German pilots' doctors urge more tests in light of crash

Apr 08, 2015 - 10:27 AM

Pilots doctors association head: We are calling for more frequent and comprehensive laboratory tests for pilots We need to see results that can also show traces of psychotropic drugs and narcotics

An undated handout picture issued by Airbus shows a A320 cockpit. Airbus/Handout/EPA

German regulator says unaware of co-pilot's depression

Apr 05, 2015 - 6:26 PM

The Federal Aviation Office LBA says Germanwings parent company Lufthansa had given it no information about the medical background of co pilot Andreas Lubitz

A picture made available 27 March 2015 shows Andreas Lubitz, co-pilot of Germanwings flight 4U9525, running during the Aerportrace in Hamburg, Germany, 13 September 2009. Foto-Team-Mueller/EPA

Alps crash co-pilot acted deliberately – investigators

Apr 03, 2015 - 6:05 PM

UPDATED Authorities have found the second black box which contains technical flight data after a gruelling nine day search in difficult mountain terrain

BLACK BOX. French prosecutor of Marseille Brice Robin holds a press conference to announce the discovery of the second black box. Photo by Cyril Sollier/EPA

Germanwings cockpit lock, solar energy, young innovators | SciTech4u

Apr 02, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Technology – a double edged sword in the Germanwings crash solar energy in PH homes and groundbreaking prototypes from the De La Salle University s Innovations and Technology Fair

Lufthansa chief visits crash area as 'cabin video' emerges

Apr 01, 2015 - 10:58 PM

Meanwhile authorities are set to start gathering the personal belongings of victims at the remote crash site

FACING THE MEDIA. Germanwings CEO Thomas Winkelmann (L) and Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr (R) speak at a press conference as they visit the air crash memorial in Le Vernet, south-eastern France, 01 April 2015. Sebastien Nogier/EPA

Typhoon Maysak, Aquino on NAIA 1, Ali for Pacquiao | The wRap

Apr 01, 2015 - 8:37 PM

The Philippines braces for typhoon Maysak President Aquino praises NAIA terminal 1 renovations Muhammad Ali roots for Pacquiao

Video 'shows cabin chaos' in seconds before Alps crash – reports

Apr 01, 2015 - 8:41 AM

UPDATED French magazine Paris Match and German daily Bild say the authenticity of the video filmed on a mobile phone is unquestionable

This photo taken on September 2, 2014 at Milan Malpensa airport shows the Germanwings Airbus A320, that crashed in France on March 24, 2015. Giorgio Parolini/AFP

Lufthansa says Germanwings co-pilot admitted 'severe depression'

Apr 01, 2015 - 8:27 AM

Lufthansa which owns Germanwings admits the 27 year old Andreas Lubitz had told the company in 2009 about his illness after interrupting his flight training

CENTER OF INVESTIGATION. A picture made available 27 March 2015 shows Andreas Lubitz, co-pilot of Germanwings flight 4U9525, running during the Aerportrace in Hamburg, Germany, 13 September 2009. Foto-Team-Mueller/EPA

Lufthansa cancels 60th anniversary celebrations over Germanwings crash

Mar 31, 2015 - 8:38 PM

A memorial service for the 150 people who died in last week s crash will be held in Cologne Cathedral on April 17

CRASH SITE. Wreckage and debris lie on the mountain slopes after the crash of the Germanwings Airbus A320 over the French Alps, France, 24 March 2015. Thomas Koehler/photothek.net/Auswartiges Amt/dpa/Handout/EPA

Indonesia drug mule, Licuanan on K-12, Germanwings pilot | The wRap

Mar 31, 2015 - 7:40 PM

Filipina drug mule in Indonesia’s death row was duped Higher education chair Licuanan says extra school years are worth it The Germanwings pilot had suicidal tendencies