Tag: Lufthansa

India’s IndiGo Receives Asia’s First Airbus A320neo

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus has delivered its second revamped Airbus A320neo to Indian budget carrier IndiGo, gaining a new operator two months after it went into service with Germany’s Lufthansa, the European planemaker said on Friday. Deliveries of the re-engined narrow-body jet have been delayed as engine maker Pratt & Whitney addresses technical problems with its Geared Turbofan […]

Pratt & Whitney PurePower Engines Complete First A321neo Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower Geared Turbofan™ engines successfully completed its first test flight on the Airbus A321neo. The PW1135G-JM engine, a 35,000 thrust class engine, for the Airbus A321neo aircraft, is the most powerful engine on the A321neo. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. company. “The PurePower engine continues to meet commitments for […]

Lufthansa Technik Strengthens Middle East Business in Dubai

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lufthansa Technik AG is expanding its long-established activities in the important and strongly growing Middle Eastern aviation market even further. At Lufthansa Technik Middle East Services (LTMES), headquartered in Dubai, the range of technical services and sales activities for the region’s customers is being expanded significantly. “Lufthansa Technik Middle East Services bundles all the contact […]

The First Airbus A320neo Delivery in the World to Lufthansa

Reading Time: 3 minutes On January 20, Lufthansa took possession of the first Airbus A320neo. Carsten Spohr, CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier as well as Robert Leduc, the President of Pratt & Whitney and David Hess, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Aerospace for United Technologies made a special trip to Hamburg-Finkenwerder to celebrate […]

Idea of Low Cost Carriers Connecting with Legacy Carriers

Reading Time: 3 minutes This week, the Financial Times looked at the purportedly novel idea that Ryanair and easyJet may try to cooperate with legacy carriers to transfer passengers. This would be news for those two airlines, but it’s not a surprise. While it’s certainly not something without precedent, this plan is a little different. It’s going to be […]

First Airbus A320neo Delivery Within Two Weeks

Reading Time: 3 minutes The first Airbus A320neo will be delivered to Lufthansa within two weeks, by the end of January, according to Airbus president and CEO Fabrice Brégier. Speaking at the manufacturer’s annual press conference in Paris, Brégier identified the first A320neo delivery as a top priority for Airbus: “We expected delivery of the first aircraft by the […]

Lufthansa Sees Lower Fuel Boosting Profit in 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lufthansa said it expected its fuel bill to be 14 percent lower in 2016 thanks to falling oil prices, which will help boost its profit next year after record earnings in 2015. Oil has dropped around 70 percent since June 2014, touching levels not seen in over a decade this week, bringing a boon to […]

Frankfurt Airport Monthly Record for Passenger Traffic

Reading Time: < 1 minute Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed 5.7 million passengers in the reporting month – growing by a noticeable 4.3% and setting a new October record. In comparison, the 2014 October statistics were influenced by Lufthansa’s two-day pilot strike. This was also reflected in October 2015 by the growth rates registered for aircraft movements and accumulated maximum takeoff […]

Lufthansa Fails to Halt Week-Long Cabin Crew Strike

Reading Time: 2 minutes Despite having successfully obtained one-day injunctions through Düsseldorf and Darmstadt labor courts on Tuesday 10th November against striking cabin crew who began a 7-day walk-out on Friday 6th, Lufthansa have failed to see the strike stopped completely after both labor courts ruled against the airline and allowed the cabin crew to continue their strike. 19,000 […]

Turkish Airlines Is Russia’s Top Foreign Carrier as Lufthansa Recedes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Turkish Airlines has become the biggest foreign carrier serving Russia as competitors including former market leader Deutsche Lufthansa AG drop flights amid a slump in demand. The Turkish operator has increased Russian flights by more than 16 percent in 2015 as international rivals cut services as much as 43 percent, according to Bloomberg Intelligence analysis […]