Tag: Lufthansa

Lufthansa Confirms Interest in Thomas Cook’s Condor

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lufthansa, the largest German airline, has made a non-biding offer for Thomas Cook’s airline Condor Germany, confirmed Lufthansa’s CEO during Lufthansa’s annual general meeting in Bonn. During the meeting of the management board it was also decided on the option to extend this bid to the remaining airlines of the British travel group. Thomas Cook […]

Rolls-Royce Delivers 100th Trent XWB Engine from Dahlewitz, Germany

Reading Time: 1 minute Rolls-Royce is celebrating another milestone in the Trent XWB success story with the delivery of the 100th Trent XWB engine assembled at the production line in Dahlewitz, Germany. The engine will be delivered to Airbus in Toulouse to power Lufthansa’s latest A350-900 aircraft. The Lufthansa Group, one of Rolls-Royce’s most important airline customers, has operated […]

Lufthansa’s First 777-9 Takes Shape

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the night from 14 to 15 February the final body join of the first Lufthansa 777-9 took place. All major fuselage parts inclusive the mid section, which prior to this got joined with the wings during the „Wing Body Join“, were assembled and you can easily guess what its 777-9 will look like. Only […]

Lufthansa Sues Passenger for Skipping a Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute In 2018 Lufthansa, the largest German airline, sued one of its passengers for intentionally skipping the last of its connecting flights. Reportedly, the flight was from Seattle to Oslo with a stopover in Frankfurt. As flight fares are subject to market forces, and therefore do not necessarily correlate to the distance flown, people are usually […]

Lufthansa Airbus A320 Reports Strong Acid Odour in Cockpit

Reading Time: 1 minute A Lufthansa Airbus A320-200, performing flight from Muenster to Munich (Germany), reported strong acid odour in cockpit. Aircraft was on final approach to Munich’s runway 08L when the crew declared Mayday reporting they had a strong acid odour in the cockpit, they were able to continue landing. The aircraft touched down on runway 08L about 3 […]

Lufthansa Group Hits the Record

Reading Time: 1 minute In 2018, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group carried a total of 142 million passengers, setting a new passenger record. With more than 1.2 million flights and a seat load factor of 81.4 per cent, the aircraft load factor was higher than ever before. The growth drivers for the network airlines were the Zurich hub […]

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 […]

Lufthansa MD-11 Freighter Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute A Lufthansa McDonnell Douglas MD-11 freighter, performing flight from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to New York JFK (USA), engine shut down in flight. Aircraft was enroute at FL320 about 230nm southwest of Faroe Islands when the crew reported a problem with one of the engines (CF6). The aircraft turned around to return to Germany, initially descended to FL290, […]

#AVGEEK: First Airbus A380 in New Lufthansa Design

Reading Time: 1 minute Wednesday, 12 December, the Airbus A380 landed in Germany for the first time in the new Lufthansa Design. The landing of the newly painted flagship of the Lufthansa fleet marks the festive end of the anniversary year of the crane’s 100th birthday. The Airbus, named “Tokyo”, was welcomed to Munich Airport early Wednesday morning. The […]

Lufthansa Group Places Order for 27 Airbus Aircraft Worth $3 Billion

Reading Time: 1 minute The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG approved the purchase of 27 short-haul and medium-haul aircraft. Purchase options for 24 Airbus A320neo and three A321neo will be converted into firm orders. With this decision, the Lufthansa Group is reacting to the positive market and earnings development and thus ensuring the necessary fleet size in the […]