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NEWS Apr 02, 2024 Deutsche Post Stops Domestic Mail Flights Amid Focus on Sustainability German mail carrier Deutsche Post terminated a more than 60-year practice of flying letter mail within the country. The move to train cargo transfer for mail is to reduce their carbon footprint, with an estimated 80 percent fewer emissions. Read More →
NEWS Mar 12, 2024 Airbus Expands Advanced Air Mobility Presence by Introducing CityAirbus NextGen eVTOL Prototype On March 7, European aerospace giant Airbus unveiled the company's latest prototype electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft to the public. The unveiling comes ahead of the electric aircraft's maiden flight later this year. Read More →
NEWS Mar 05, 2024 Lufthansa Considers Ditching ITA Airways Buyout After Hitting EU Scrutiny Deutsche Lufthansa AG, one of Europe's major airlines, finds itself tangled in a complex web of negotiations and regulatory scrutiny surrounding its offered acquisition of ITA Airways, the successor to Italy's former flagship carrier, Alitalia. The latest developments suggest that Lufthansa may reconsider its investment in ITA Airways due to the strict demands imposed by the European Union (EU) and the uncertainties surrounding the deal's antitrust implications. Read More →
NEWS Feb 18, 2024 Lufthansa Ground Staff to Strike Over Low Pay at Seven German Airports A German trade union has called for a Lufthansa ground staff strike later this week. The strike will occur across seven German airports and is expected to disrupt flight operations significantly. The strike will begin at 4:00 a.m. on February 20 and end at 7:10 a.m. local time on February 21. Major airports will be affected, including Frankfurt, Munich, and Berlin. Read More →
NEWS Feb 05, 2024 Hundreds of Flights Canceled at German Airports as Lufthansa Employees Go on Strike Lufthansa ground staff at multiple major German airports are set to go on strike later this week. The strike, set to last from 4:00 a.m. on February 7 to 7:00 a.m. the following day, is the latest to hit the German transportation industry following strikes at railway companies over demands for a shortened work week. The upcoming strikes will affect Lufthansa, as the airline is already reeling from a previous strike last week. Read More →
NEWS Feb 05, 2024 Houston-Bound Lufthansa Airbus A330 Flight Returns to Frankfurt After Engine Failure On January 31, a Lufthansa Airbus A330-300, operating on flight LH440 from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), experienced an engine malfunction. After being airborne for only two hours, the aircraft was forced to return to Frankfurt. Read More →
NEWS Jan 17, 2024 Lufthansa Grounds Two Airbus A321 Freighters After Cracks Discovered in Fuselages After discovering a crack in their fuselages, Lufthansa Cargo recently grounded two Airbus A321 Freighters (A321Fs). This issue is a first for the aircraft type and has brought concerns related to the A321Fs' passenger-to-cargo conversion design. Read More →
NEWS Dec 27, 2023 Lufthansa Embraces the Boeing 737 MAX in a 28-Year Reunion In a surprising move that facilitated discussion across the aviation industry, Lufthansa, the iconic German carrier, has reignited a long-dormant partnership with Boeing. After a 28-year break, Lufthansa placed a firm order for 40 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, with the potential to expand to a fleet of 100 through additional options. This decision marks a significant shift in strategy for Lufthansa, which has primarily relied on Airbus for its short- and medium-haul operations in recent years. Read More →
NEWS Dec 04, 2023 Flight Cancellations in Western Europe: How Airports Operate With Winter Weather December is a time for family and friends, but not everything is fun about this time. This can be seen in Europe, where most airports had to cancel their flights due to major snowfall. Snow can significantly disrupt Europe's aviation industry, with major airports canceling their flights and thousands of people stranded. Read More →
NEWS Dec 01, 2023 Russia Seizes Control of St. Petersburg Airport from Foreign Investors In a recent fiasco, Vladimir Putin signed a decree taking control of St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Airport away from foreign investors, of which German airport operator Fraport and Qatar's sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority had over 24% ownership. Read More →