Posts Tagged ‘Lufthansa’

Lufthansa bids farewell to its Boeing 737 fleet after 48 years

Lufthansa Boeing 737

Lufthansa is saying goodbye to its Boeing 737 fleet after 48 years.  This marks the end of an era for Lufthansa, spanning almost 50 years. A B737-300, with registration D-ABEC (“Karlsruhe”), flew from Frankfurt to Hamburg this morning on special flight LH9922, where Lufthansa’s B737 fleet is to be officially bid farewell during a joint…

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Airbus Delivers Its New Plane. Almost No One Notices

Lufthansa Airbus A320neo

New airplanes, among the sexiest beasts in the sky, generally make their debut with the type of glitzy ceremony befitting a Hollywood blockbuster. Not this time. Airbus delivered its new version of the world’s bestselling airplane to Lufthansa, quietly dropping off the fuel-efficient A320neo jet in Hamburg. There was a press release, several photos of…

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Lufthansa strike disrupts travel for 200,000 airline passengers

Luftansa pilots' strike

A pilot strike at Lufthansa has expanded as it enters a second day Tuesday, forcing the carrier to ground a significant portion of its schedule. Cancellations include many of the carrier’s lucrative long-haul routes, including flights to the United States, Canada and Asia. The strike – one of several to hit Lufthansa this year –…

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Europe’s Airline Labor Woes Play Into Hands of Discount Carriers

Air France and Deutsche Lufthansa AG may find that the main beneficiaries of the worst strikes in their histories are the low-cost competitors they seek to repel. Protesting pilots crippled traffic at Air France for two weeks, while Lufthansa has endured a wave of walkouts by pilots. Lufthansa Chief Executive Officer Carsten Spohr asked customers…

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Update: Lufthansa Pilots’ Strike – Flights Resume

Lufthansa Pilots Strike

Passengers seeking to fly with Lufthansa have been facing only limited disruptions as the German airline’s pilots have resumed industrial action. Their fifth walkout this year is primarily affecting Frankfurt Airport. German flagship carrier Lufthansa said Tuesday that despite the renewed strike over its pilots’ early retirement scheme it would provide 32 out of 57…

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Lufthansa pilots’ 15-hour strike affects 9,000 travelers

Luftansa pilots' strike

The pilots, represented by union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC), are striking from 0600 to 1700 ET on long-haul routes from Frankfurt, Europe’s third-largest airport and Lufthansa’s main hub. The strike, affecting around 9,000 travelers, is the longest since a three-day nationwide walkout in April, and the union threatened more. Three strikes since the end of August…

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Plane Spotting – Landing and take-off of Lufthansa airplanes at Frankfurt airport [VIDEO]

Every day, Airnation.net posts a cool plane spotting video for airliners. Check out all of our plane spotting videos. Want to submit your plane spotting video for consideration for Video of the Day? Message us HERE. Plane Spotting – Landing and take-off of Lufthansa airplanes at Frankfurt airport, including Boeing 747

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Boeing Delivers its 1,500th 747

Lufthansa Boeing 747-8

Boeing has delivered the 1,500th 747 to come off the production line to Frankfurt, Germany-based Lufthansa. The milestone airplane is a 747-8 Intercontinental, the 14th one that Lufthansa will incorporate into its long-haul fleet. “Reaching this milestone delivery is a testament to the capabilities of the airplane and our commitment to continuous innovation,” said Eric…

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