Lufthansa Adds Ottawa to Transatlantic Network

German flag carrier Lufthansa has announced it will fly direct to Ottawa for the first time, picking up the seasonal route from Star Alliance partner Air Canada. The airline intends to connect its Frankfurt hub with the Canadian capital from

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Airlines Instructed to Inspect A380 Wings

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released an airworthiness directive (AD) advising six airlines to inspect the wings of early-build Airbus A380s. The regulator states that cracks have been found in the outer rear spars, between wing ribs 33

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Lufthansa Opens Newcastle Route

Newcastle is set to become Lufthansa’s seventh UK destination with a six-times weekly service to the city beginning February 3, 2020. The new route, to be flown by Airbus A320 Family equipment, is the carrier’s first link with Tyneside and

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Berlin/Brandenburg Reveals Terminal Plans

As preparations continue at Berlin/Brandenburg (BER) for its first services in October 2020, logistical planning at the German capital’s troubled new gateway has taken a step forward. With just under a year and a half to its official opening, the

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Lufthansa Promotes European Elections

German flag-carrier Lufthansa is sending a special message to voters in the lead-up to this year’s European elections. It has rebranded one of its Airbus A320s, D-AIZG (c/n 4324) with the slogan “Say yes to Europe” in large letters across

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US Carriers Lead Global Brand Race

Brand Finance, an independent business valuation and strategy consultancy, has published its 2019 rankings of major global airlines. It charts carriers by estimating likely future revenues via the calculation of a royalty rate that would be charged for the brand’s

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Major Boeing and Airbus Orders from Lufthansa

Lufthansa Group has ordered 20 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and a further 20 Airbus A350-900s as it looks to expedite the removal of older, four-engined types from its fleet. The new aircraft are scheduled to be delivered between late 2022 and

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First Look: Lufthansa Marks 777X Milestone

German national carrier Lufthansa has taken to social media to share an image of its first Boeing 777-9 in production at the manufacturer’s Everett site. The aircraft’s nose, mid and aft fuselage sections have been attached, reaching what the aerospace

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Oman Air Grows Lufthansa Partnership

Oman Air is set to further expand its presence in Europe after extending its codeshare agreement with Lufthansa.  The revised agreement, announced on August 6, will see the German flag carrier continue to place its LH flight code on Oman

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Ryanair and Lufthansa Lock Horns

Ryanair and Lufthansa have become embroiled in a legal spat over their respective dealings with Austrian start-up Laudamotion.  The Irish carrier’s move to increase its shareholding in its Vienna-based counterpart from 24.9% to 75% was approved by the European Commission

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