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Lufthansa

Deutsche Lufthansa AG, commonly known as Lufthansa (sometimes also as Lufthansa German Airlines), is the largest German airline and, when combined with its subsidiaries, also the largest airline in Europe, both in terms of passengers carried and fleet size. It operates services to 18 domestic destinations and 197 international destinations in 78 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe, using a fleet of more than 270 aircraft. Lufthansa is one of the five founding members of Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance, formed in 1997. The name of the company is derived from Luft (the German word for “air”), and Hansa (a Latin term meaning “guild” most commonly used historically in reference to the Hanseatic League).

Besides its own passenger airlines Austrian Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, and Eurowings including Germanwings (referred to in English by Lufthansa as its Passenger Airline Group), Deutsche Lufthansa AG owns several aviation-related companies such as Lufthansa Technik as part of the Lufthansa Group. Combined with its subsidiaries, the group has over 615 aircraft, making it one of the largest passenger airline fleets in the world. In 2014, the group carried over 106 million passengers.

Ryanair condemns €9 billion state aid to Lufthansa

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Ryanair today (Tues 26 May) condemned the German Government’s decision to award €9bn of State Aid to Lufthansa on top of the extensive payroll...

Lufthansa pilots union welcomes rescue package, expects EU Commission to avoid blocking it

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The Vereinigung Cockpit pilots' union about the Lufthansa rescue package: Delays and restrictions from Brussels should not endanger jobs. Vereinigung Cockpit welcomes the agreement between...

Lufthansa agrees bailout with German government

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The German government and Lufthansa have agreed on a much-anticipated bailout deal to help the airline cope with losses from the coronavirus pandemic, sources...

Lufthansa to offer more flights from mid-June with 20 destinations relaunched from Frankfurt

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Lufthansa wants to offer more flights from mid-June. A spokesman for the German airline confirmed on Sunday to press agency DPA that the company...

German Government agrees on a rescue package for Lufthansa

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The German government has agreed on the final details of a rescue package for Lufthansa, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Wednesday. Lufthansa is seeking...

German pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit calls for more solutions to be found to save Lufthansa

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Against the backdrop of the threat to thousands of jobs, Vereinigung Cockpit warns not to let the negotiations fail due to the dispute over...

Lufthansa Group significantly expands service with June flight schedule

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Over 1,800 weekly frequencies Over 106 German and European destinations and over 20 long-haul destinations soon to be available again Airlines' flight schedules...

Lufthansa Group CEO in Brussels on Friday to discuss the future of Brussels Airlines with Belgian Government

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This Friday (15 May), Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr will come to Brussels to discuss state aid for Brussels Airlines with the Belgian government,...

Deutsche Lufthansa AG negotiates €9 billion stabilisation package for the Group, including participation and secured loan

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Deutsche Lufthansa is negotiating a stabilisation package for 9 billion euros with the Federal Economic Stabilisation Fund (Wirtschaftsstabilisierungsfonds - WSF) to finance the Lufthansa...

Minister of Finance De Croo: “Belgium will not be the only one to bail out Brussels Airlines”

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"Belgium will not be the only one to bail out Brussels Airlines," Minister of Finance Alexander De Croo explained to the Belgian Chamber of...

Lufthansa rejects German government’s conditions on rescue deal

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The German government has agreed to help Lufthansa with a rescue program worth around €9 billion in exchange for a blocking minority and one...

Lufthansa Group first quarter results around -1.2 billion euros – Intensive negotiations with governments to secure solvency

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The travel restrictions implemented as a consequence of the global spread of the coronavirus had a significant impact on the Lufthansa Group's earnings development...

Passenger planes carry cargo to Munich: Lufthansa Airbus A350s landing twice daily with protective equipment from China

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To do its part in addressing the COVID-19 crisis, Lufthansa is currently operating two daily flights carrying protective equipment from China to Munich Airport...

Lufthansa Group extends greatly reduced flight schedule until 17 May

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Due to the continuing national and international travel restrictions, the Lufthansa Group's return flight schedule will initially be extended until 17 May and then...

Lufthansa temporarily decommissions Airbus A340-600 fleet

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Three Airbus A340-600 aircraft have already been transferred to Spain  In the coming weeks, Lufthansa will temporarily decommission its entire Airbus A340-600 fleet. Three aircraft...

[Coronavirus] Lufthansa Group to retire 6 Airbus A380, 10 A340, 21 A320 and 5 Boeing 747 aircraft, and to close Germanwings

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Significant decline in air travel also expected for period after the Coronavirus crisis  Suspension of aircraft leads to the first permanent capacity reduction ...

Trade unions accuse Lufthansa of using the Coronavirus crisis to dismantle Germanwings

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German press agency DPA today reports that aviation trade unions Ufo and Vereinigung Cockpit are accusing Lufthansa of using the coronavirus pandemic as an...

[Coronavirus] Lufthansa will bring home thousands of vacationers from New Zealand on 10 special flights

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Ten special flights scheduled to Auckland and Christchurch during the week Lufthansa will bring vacationers on behalf of the Federal Foreign Office from New Zealand...

Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines (and Brussels Airlines for North America) create even more flexibility for their customers

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All fares and prices worldwide now in principle rebookable Discount of 50 Euro for rebooking existing tickets Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines are changing...

Lufthansa and the German government are holding talks on a state participation

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Lufthansa and the federal government of Germany are in talks about state aid worth billions of euros and a possible state participation in the...