Tag: Brussels airlines

Brussels Airlines to Reduce Fleet by 30% and Cut 25% of Jobs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Severely hit by the coronavirus crisis, Brussels Airlines has announced that it plans to close unprofitable routes, reduce number of aircraft and cut its workforce. “The carrier needs to structurally reduce its costs to a competitive level” to maintain business and return to growth after the demand begins increasing again. “According to analysts and experts, […]

How Do Airlines Prepare Their Fleet for Hibernation?

Reading Time: 2 minutes No doubts that the coronavirus has turned the world upside down. In terms of aviation, there is a near shutdown in air travel, airlines are swapping passengers for essential cargo supplies. The current situation is without precedent in history. As for now, nearly half of the global fleet safely hibernates. And it is a new […]

Lufthansa to Retire 6 A380s, 7 A340-600s and 5 Boeing 747-400s

Reading Time: < 1 minute Considering the current situation in the aviation industry, assuming that it will take months for travel restrictions worldwide to be completely lifted and estimating that it will take years for flying demand to return to pre-coronavirus levels, the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has decided on initial restructuring steps. What concerns Lufthansa, the airline will […]

Brussels Airlines Suspends All Scheduled Flights until 19 April

Reading Time: < 1 minute In course of this week Brussels Airlines will gradually reduce its flights and starting 21 March the airline will stop its operations until 19 April. The measure was taken in response to extremely low demand and limited possibilities to enter many countries on lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus. The national carrier of Belgium […]

Sukhoi Superjet 100: Gloomy Future in Europe?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Recently the Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100), Russia’s regional aircraft, has been surrounded with great uncertainty. Difficulties with after-sales support of the jet, unclear situation with the European customers and other issues have brought the Russian aircraft into sharp focus. In the end of 2018 it was revealed that the only European SSJ100 customer CityJet, an Irish […]

Lufthansa Group to Hire Over 5,000 New Employees in 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Approximately 5,500 new employees will be cleared for take-off with a career in Lufthansa Group this year – in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium alone, the home markets of the aviation group. The company is looking to hire over 1,300 flight attendants – primarily at the Munich hub and at SWISS in Zürich. Up to […]

Brussels Airlines Airbus A330 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Brussels Airlines Airbus A330-200, performing flight from Kinshasa N’djili (DR Congo) to Brussels (Belgium), engine shut down in flight. Aircraft was enroute to Brussels when the left hand engine emitted a loud bang. The crew received an “ENG1 STALL” warning. The crew shut the engine down, drifted down to FL280 and continued to Brussels for […]

Lufthansa Posts Groups Best Ever Annual Results

Reading Time: 2 minutes Total revenues for the Lufthansa Group in 2017 amounted to €35.6 billion, a 12.4 percent increase compared to 2016. The Adjusted EBIT of €2.97 billion was a substantial 69.7 percent year-on-year improvement. An 8.4 percent Adjusted EBIT margin was up 2.9 percentage points compared to 2016. EBIT for 2017 increased more than €1 billion to […]

Lufthansa Group Female Pilots Take off

Reading Time: 2 minutes On 8 March, six all-female crews from Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and Brussels Airlines will start their morning rounds to Berlin on time for the International Women’s Day. The jets are flown from Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf, Vienna, Zurich and Brussels by two female pilots each. In order to send out another signal on this […]

Lufthansa Group Airlines is Standardizing Its A320 Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Lufthansa Group is driving forward the standardization of its Airbus A320 fleet: Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa and SWISS are developing a standard specification for the Airbus A320 fleet. At the same time, the airline brands will be preserved by a different brand look. The standardization process applies to aircraft that will be […]