Lufthansa does not feel a “Greta effect”

Prices below 10 euros per flight are economically and ecologically and also politically irresponsible says Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr/Foto: Lufthansa

“We do not currently see any restraint – on the contrary,” Lufthansa Group CEO Carsten Spohr told the Neue Züricher Zeitung (NZZ) on 14 July in an interview on the question of a possible Greta effect. The Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg is the initiator of the worldwide student protests, which also blame the growing number of flights for climate change. Continue reading “Lufthansa does not feel a “Greta effect”” »

,Hands up´ for Kool & The Gang at the Rheingau Music Festival

RMF 2019: Kool & the Gang in the Cuvéehof at Johannisberg Castle/ Foto: RMF

 

Pure party atmosphere in the Cuvéehof of Johannesberg Castle in the Rheingau. With hits like “Celebration“, “Fresh”, “Get Down On It”, “Joanna“, “Jungle Boogie” and “Ladies’ Night” Kool & the Gang have influenced the music of several generations. On 27 June they made their debut at the Rheingau Music Festival.

Still cool: Kool & The Gang at the Cuvéehof at Schloss Johannisberg/Photo: RMF

With a mixture of jazz, funk and R’n’B, the cult band climbed the pop Olympus in the 1970s and 80s. For more than 50 years the brothers Ronald and Robert “Kool” Bell have been touring with their gang, selling more than 70 million records, collecting two Grammy Awards, being one of the most sampled bands of all time and having a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame. Continue reading “,Hands up´ for Kool & The Gang at the Rheingau Music Festival” »

“Flight shame” – expression of a bad conscience

Image: COP21

Air traffic has come under fire in the discussion about climate protection, also through “Fridays for Future”. Among other things, French President Emmanuel Macron called for kerosene to be taxed throughout Europe. In an interview with Zeit online, the CEO of the Federal Association of the German Air Transport Industry (BDL) said that air traffic is already bearing its full costs for society. This is not true, writes energy economist Sebastian Timmerberg in a guest article for Zeit online and calls for a kerosene tax. Continue reading ““Flight shame” – expression of a bad conscience” »

Pain, grief, comfort – Stabat Mater by Antonin Dvořák

RMF 2019: Opening concert with the hr-Sinfonieorchester and the MDR Rundfunkchor under the baton of Andrés Orozco-Estrada in the Basilica of Eberbach Monastery/Foto: RMF, Ansgar Klostermann

The 32nd Rheingau Music Festival 2019 opened on 22 and 23 June with Antonin Dvořáks magnificent sacred choral work “Stabat Mater”. Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducted the hr-Sinfonierochester and the 60-person MDR Radio Choir in the Basilica of Eberbach Monastery. Gerlind Romberger (alto), Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (soprano), Benjamin Bruns (tenor) and Günther Groissböck (bass) completed the enormous cloud of sound with their solos, duets and quartets.

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Lufthansa Group awarded four airline Oscars

Best in Europe: Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, SWISS/Foto: Lufthansa Group

Despite the share crash and profit warning: the appreciation of passengers continues unabated. The Lufthansa Group has been voted “Best Airline in Europe” and “Best Western European Airline” for the third time in a row and ranks 9th among the top 10 airlines in the world. The prize was awarded on 18 June by the market research institute Skytrax at the Paris Air Show. Continue reading “Lufthansa Group awarded four airline Oscars” »

Kerosene from sunlight, water and CO2

Solaranlage SUN-to-LIQUID zur Herstellung von Kerosin/Foto: DLR

The conversion from fossil to renewable fuels is one of the most important challenges of the future. The “SUN-to-LIQUID” project, funded by the European Union and Switzerland, was the first to produce solar kerosene. The production of renewable kerosene from water and CO2 is made possible by concentrated sunlight. Continue reading “Kerosene from sunlight, water and CO2” »

ECG and telemedicine on Lufthansa long-haul flights

ECG at an altitude of 10,000 metres/photo: Lufthansa

With immediate effect all Lufthansa long-haul flights are equipped with the mobile “ECG system CardioSecur”. The system enables flight attendants to record an ECG in medical emergencies without cardiological expertise, which is sent directly to a medical hotline on the ground for diagnosis. Continue reading “ECG and telemedicine on Lufthansa long-haul flights” »

First European factory for biokerosene

Visualization of the plant in Delfzijl: 100,000 tons of fuel per year/photo: aero telegraph

 

In 2022, the first European factory for biokerosene starts operations in the Netherlands. KLM undertakes to purchase the majority of its production. Continue reading “First European factory for biokerosene” »

Lufthansa cancels growth plans of low-cost subsidiary Eurowings

Eurowings Airbus A330/Foto: Lufthansa

The Lufthansa Group has cancelled the growth plans of its low-cost subsidiary Eurowings. In the current year, Eurowings’ flight offerings will remain at the previous year’s level, the Airline group announced in Frankfurt on April 30 when presenting the quarterly figures. Most recently, the Board of Management had had an increase of two percent in mind.

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“Europe is close to Lufthansa’s heart”

Lufthansa Airbus A320 AIZG calls for European elections /Photo: Lufthansa

 

 

Since 24 April – four weeks before the election of the European Parliament – an Airbus A320 has been carrying a call for European elections on its fuselage instead of the usual Lufthansa lettering: “SayYesToEurope“. Continue reading ““Europe is close to Lufthansa’s heart”” »