Tag: Lufthansa

Munich Airport Stays on Course for Growth in the First Half of 2018

Munich Airport set a new record for passenger traffic in the first six months of the 2018 operating year, with a total of 21.7 million passengers handled. This represents an increase of about 3 percent. The number of take-offs and landings was up slightly as compared with the first half of 2017 to around 200,000. […]

‘New Era’ Gulf Carriers Look To Join Aviation Alliances

Two of the Gulf’s resurgent carriers have said they are looking at the possibility of cooperation with other airlines including joining alliances in an attempt to stem losses and reinvent their business models. In an interview with Abu Dhabi daily The National last week, Etihad Aviation Group CEO Tony Douglas, who took over in January, […]

Star Alliance A340 Blackened by Flames at Frankfurt Airport

A Star Alliance plane was engulfed by flames at Frankfurt Airport when the truck towing the aircraft caught fire during a push-back. Six people have been treated with various injuries – according to a Frankfurt Airport spokesman. The incident reportedly occurred during a ‘pushback’ where an aircraft is pushed backwards away from the airport gate […]

Lufthansa Airbus A340 Bursts 4 Main Tyres on Landing

Lufthansa Airbus A340, performing flight from Munich to Mexico City, landed on Mexico City’s runway 05L but burst 4 main tyres during roll out. While the aircraft taxied towards the apron smoke emanated from the landing gear prompting the crew to declare Mayday reporting “we have fire on the aircraft, we need the fire brigade”. […]

Lufthansa Receives 10th Airbus A350-900

Lufthansa is expecting the arrival of its tenth Airbus A350-900. The aircraft bearing the registration D-AIXJ is named after the town of Erfurt, and is expected to land at its future home base in Munich around noon. A few days later, the A350-900 featuring the new Lufthansa livery will be one of the main attractions […]

Lufthansa Hit Hardest as Frankfurt Airport System Fails

A database system used to deploy staff crashed at Frankfurt Airport between 0100 and 1130GMT Wednesday, causing the cancellation of 70 flights, 23 of which were at Lufthansa. Lufthansa confirmed that in addition, it had to reduce the number of arrivals at the airport, resulting in a number of passengers missing connecting flights, while other […]

Lufthansa Group Continues to Invest in Fleet Modernization

The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has approved the order of up to 16 additional aircraft. The list price of the aircraft is approximately 2.1 billion euros. Delivery is scheduled to take place in stages until 2022. The investment plan for the 2018 fiscal year remains unchanged. The order includes two Boeing 777-300ER long-haul […]

Lufthansa Airbus A321 Engine Shuts Down in Flight near Berlin

Lufthansa Airbus A321, performing flight from Munich to Helsinki with 158 passengers on board, was enroute south of Berlin when the crew needed to shut the right hand engine down and diverted the aircraft to Berlin Tegel for a safe landing. The airport reported the aircraft landed single engine. The airline confirmed the aircraft landed […]

Lufthansa Cuts Plans for 2018 Due to A320neo, CSeries Delays

Lufthansa Group has cut its capacity growth projection for 2018 from 12% announced in January to 9.5% due to the delays in deliveries of both A320neo and Bombardier CSeries aircraft, CEO Carsten Spohr said during the presentation of annual results for 2017 on March 15, 2018. According to the ch-aviation fleets module, Lufthansa has so […]

Lufthansa Group Female Pilots Take off

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 […]