Lufthansa cancels all flights between India and Germany from September 30

NEW DELHI: German airline Lufthansa on Tuesday said it will cancel all planned flights between Germany and India from September 30 to October 20. The airline’s move comes after Indian authorities rejected Lufthansa’s planned flight schedule for October. The airline said in a statement, “Lufthansa had applied for the continuation of special flights it was […]

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Lufthansa announces further cost-saving measures

NEW DELHI: In a statement on Monday, the airline would implement a “permanent capacity reduction” of 150 aircraft by the middle of this decade, reports Xinhua news agency. After six Airbus A380s, the world’s largest passenger plane, were taken out of service earlier this year, Lufthansa announced the transfer of the remaining eight A380s as […]

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Lufthansa to operate 160 flights between India, Germany in September

NEW DELHI: German airline major Lufthansa on Tuesday said that it will operate 160 flights between India and Germany in September. This is a four-fold increase in flights to and from Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. “In September alone, Lufthansa will be offering Indian customers 160 flights between India and Germany, more than five per day […]

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Lufthansa and Vereinigung Cockpit agree on package of short-term crisis measures through the end of the year

NEW DELHI: Lufthansa has concluded a short-term agreement with the pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) for initial measures to manage the coronavirus crisis. The measures apply to the pilots of Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo, Lufthansa Aviation Training and some of the Germanwings pilots. Cost reductions through the end of 2020 The agreement includes cost reduction measures […]

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Lufthansa to reinstate inbound passenger flights to India

NEW DELHI: The airline on Monday announced that effective immediately, Indian citizens are eligible to travel on Lufthansa flights to India from the US, Canada, and other countries. “Following a bilateral agreement between India and Germany, inbound passenger flights to India, one of Lufthansa’s most important international markets, will be reinstated as of 13 August,” […]

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Lufthansa offers to fly empty planes to India, carry fliers to Europe

Lufthansa group has offered to fly empty planes to India and carry passengers only on its outbound flights to destinations in Europe, senior government officials said on Tuesday. Scheduled international passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, there is a pent up demand for outbound international […]

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Lufthansa confirms in talks with Berlin on $10 billion rescue

Lufthansa on Thursday confirmed it was in talks with the German government over a nine-billion-euro ($10 billion) rescue that will see Berlin take a massive stake in the coronavirus-stricken airline. “The concept, which has not yet been finalised, provides for stabilisation measures in the amount of up to nine billion euros, of which three billion […]

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Berlin government, Lufthansa pursue rescue deal: Sources

BERLIN: Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) and the Berlin government are pursuing a 9 billion euro ($9.76 billion) rescue package for the airline, company and government sources said on Tuesday, but gave no timing for an agreement after a report overnight said the deal was complete. Lufthansa declined to comment and a spokeswoman for the economy ministry had no […]

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No decision yet on state aid for Germany’s Lufthansa

BERLIN: Berlin will decide on state support for Lufthansa once the country’s largest airline applies for aid and all facts are on the table, the German Economy Minister said on Monday. “We want large and important companies that play a role in the world market to remain competitive after the crisis,” Peter Altmaier told public […]

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Exclusive: Germany in talks to inject billions into Lufthansa

FRANKFURT: Germany is in talks to provide Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) with billions of euros in state aid and could take a stake in the airline, which has grounded 95% of its fleet due to the coronavirus pandemic, people close to the matter said. The government and airline are discussing loans as well as a possible equity […]

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