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Lufthansa Group

[Coronavirus] Swiss Federal Council fleshes out support for airlines (SWISS, Edelweiss, easyJet Switzerland)

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During its meeting on 29 April 2020, the Federal Council decided to provide support to the airlines Swiss and Edelweiss to bridge liquidity shortfalls....

Lufthansa Group introduces a mandatory mouth-nose cover

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Airlines recommend carrying a mouth-nose cover throughout the entire journey From Monday, 4 May, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group are asking all passengers to...

Austrian Airlines extends flight suspensions until 31 May 2020

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• Break in operation for another two weeks • Slow restart conceivable for June at the earliest • CCO Andreas Otto: "Observing demand, empty flights to...

Austrian Airlines converts two Boeing 777 passenger aircraft to freighters

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• Passenger seats from two B777s are currently being removed • Expansion will increase freight capacity by around 35 percent Regular flight operations at Austrian Airlines...

Brussels Airlines further extends the temporary suspension of its flights by two weeks until 31 May

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The ongoing travel restrictions around the world and the continued low to no demand resulting hereof obliges Belgium’s home carrier to extend the...

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...

SWISS performs cargo flights for the Swiss Red Cross

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SWISS has conducted a total of seven charter cargo flights from Shanghai (China) to Switzerland on behalf of the Swiss Red Cross. The flights,...

SWISS to expand its cargo services and reconfigure three Boeing 777s into cargo aircraft

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SWISS and its Swiss WorldCargo division have performed more than 80 cargo-only flights since the end of March, transporting over 1,300 tonnes of airfreight...

Negotiations between Belgian State and Brussels Airlines close to a conclusion?

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Negotiations between representatives of the Belgian Government and the management of both Brussels Airlines and its sole shareholder Lufthansa are close to a conclusion,...

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...

[Coronavirus] Eurowings now flies again from Stuttgart

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First Eurowings flight after partial renewal of the runway took off punctually at 7.05 a.m. this morning from Stuttgart to Berlin-Tegel Market leader...

Austrian Airlines presents plan for a new start after the pandemic

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Flight operations of Austrian Airlines have been temporarily at a standstill since March 18, 2020 as a consequence of the coronavirus crisis. The employees...

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...

Air Dolomiti plans two new repatriation flights from Romania for Italian citizens

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Air Dolomiti, the Italian airline of the Lufthansa Group, announces that it has planned two new commercial repatriation flights for Italian citizens abroad on...

Lufthansa Group almost completes repatriation flight programme: around 90,000 travellers were flown home

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The rapidly spreading Coronavirus pandemic and the travel restrictions imposed worldwide as a result have triggered the return of an unprecedented number of holidaymakers...

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...

[Coronavirus] A picture is worth a thousand words (part nine): Austrian Airlines

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Due to the global developments in connection with the coronavirus and the continuing restrictions on travel, Austrian Airlines is extending the short-time work model...

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...

Austrian Airlines extends temporary cessation of flight operations until 17 May

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Originally planned to resume on 3 May, Austrian Airlines today announced to postpone the resumption of its flight operations until 17 May. "Unfortunately, worldwide...