Tag: Germany

Passenger Traffic at Munich Airport Rises to New All-Time Record

Reading Time: 2 minutes Munich Airport’s dynamic growth continued in 2017 with new traffic records in several categories: Passenger traffic increased by an impressive 2.3 million to a new all-time high of 44.6 million. This was a 5.5 percent gain over the 2016 figure. The airport also saw a strong surge in take-offs and landings, with an increase of […]

Hahn Air Reports Huge Network Growth in 2017

Reading Time: < 1 minute Hahn Air, a German scheduled and business charter airline, has reported a significant uptick in network growth of over 16% in 2017. A total of 46 new carriers comprising of air, rail and shuttle partners were integrated into the airline’s network. The company’s HR-169 document product was reportedly selected by 29 additional partners, which included […]

easyJet Aims to Double German Passenger Numbers

Reading Time: < 1 minute With the taking over of a number of operations at Berlin’s Tegel Airport from the now defunct Air Berlin, easyJet has announced its predictions to more than double the number of the low-cost carrier’s German passengers to 18 million per year. Friday 5, 2018, saw the launch of easyJet’s first domestic flight from Tegel, to […]

Eurowings Inks Agreements with Labor Unions for Expansion

Reading Time: < 1 minute Eurowings has signed agreements with the Verdi trade union and Vereinigung Cockpit pilot union that will enable the Lufthansa LCC subsidiary to grow rapidly, especially in Germany. The agreement will not only create new jobs for pilots and flight attendants, but also increase the number of Germany-based aircraft. Eurowings MD Joerg Beissel said the agreement […]

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Passenger Numbers at Berlin Tegel Fall Significantly

Reading Time: < 1 minute With a decrease of 11.9% compared to October 2016, passenger numbers at Berlin Tegel have fallen significantly. Despite slight growth at Schönefeld (+ 3.3%), the total number of passengers at both Berlin airports has fallen by 6.2% compared to the same month of the previous year. As a result, the airberlin crisis has had a […]

Bankrupt Air Berlin to Stop Flying at the End of the Month

Reading Time: 2 minutes When Air Berlin, Germany’s second-largest airline, filed for bankruptcy protection, the stricken carrier was given a government bridging loan of €150 million (US$177 million) to keep it operational while a buyer, or buyers were sought. It was hoped that the carrier would prove more attractive if it remained operational and the loan was intended to […]

200 Air Berlin Pilots ‘Call In Sick’ – Over 100 Flights Canceled

Reading Time: < 1 minute In what has been seen as a wildcat strike, 200 Air Berlin pilots called in sick on September 12, at short notice, forcing the insolvent carrier to cancel over 100 flights, resulting in chaos at many German airports and the cancellation of a number of trans-Atlantic flights. With the ailing carrier presently up for sale, […]

Lufthansa To Station Five A380 Widebody Jets In Munich

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lufthansa announced plans to station five Airbus A380 widebody airliners at its Munich hub in the summer of next year. By deploying the world’s largest passenger aircraft, Lufthansa will not only substantially boost its capacity on long-haul routes to and from Munich, but will also establish a new premium service for passengers using Munich Airport. […]

Lufthansa Shareholders Get 1.5 Million New Shares As Dividend

Reading Time: < 1 minute Deutsche Lufthansa AG offered its shareholders the option of receiving their dividend of EUR 0.50 per share in the form of new shares in the Company. The opportunity was selected for around 68 million shares. At a subscription ratio of 46.4:1, a total of about 1.5 million new shares will be issued. The cash payment […]

Air Berlin Suffers 1Q Losses Of Almost €300 Million

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air Berlin (AB, Berlin Tegel) suffered first quarter losses of EUR293.3 million (USD328 million), an increase of 60% on losses for the same period last year. Its first quarter financial results, published this week, also show that revenue was down EUR87.5 million (USD98 million) to EUR649.6 million (USD726.5 million) for the quarter. According to Air […]