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”” »

Low-cost air rush on Vienna Airport

Also Level takes part in the lowcost battle at Vienna´s Airport/ Photo: Level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How much air is left for budget airlines at Vienna Schwechat Airport? Never before has the rush of low cost airlines for an airport been so great. Low prices delight passengers.

Many low-cost airlines are approaching the airport Vienna Schwechat – and almost daily there are more. Continue reading “Low-cost air rush on Vienna Airport” »

Women will no longer be a minority in the cockpit

Virgin Australia: every second participant in the 2019 training cycle must be a woman/photo: Depositphotos

Only every twentieth pilot in the world is female. That’s what Virgin Australia wants to change now with a women’s quota of training. The airline has set a quota of 50:50 when recruiting new pilots. In other words, every second participant in the 2019 training cycle must be a woman. Lufthansa does not want to go that far.

The reasons sound ridiculous today. Cockpit women are a risk because they Continue reading “Women will no longer be a minority in the cockpit” »

New Challenges for the global aviation industry

Aviation Event 2018, Düsseldorf Airport Conference Center, June 23th 2018/Foto: jwm

Düsseldorf was the ,venue´ of the Aviation Event 2018, the platform for senior-level dialogue between representatives of the aviation industry, business and politics. The approximately 200 participants came from airline companies, aviation associations, air traffic advisors and political representatives. The new challenges for air freight, safety and security, the impact of Brexit, the opportunities of the long-haul low-cost market, the management of airlines in the age of digitization and the problem of ground transportation were the topics of 2018. Continue reading “New Challenges for the global aviation industry” »

Eurowings continues to grow

Eurowings Airbus A330/Foto: Eurowings

Eurowings www.eurowings.com will serve now one of the major German business routes Düsseldorf-Munich seven times a week. The route is part of the construction plan of the Lufthansa subsidiary. According to the company, Eurowings is now the market leader in Dusseldorf, intends Continue reading “Eurowings continues to grow” »

Easyjet rivals Lufthansa

Easyjet starts competition with Lufthansa/Foto:dpa

After the Berlin Air Berlin insolvency, the British budget airline Easyjet wants to fly from 2018 for the first time on domestic routes and make Lufthansa competition. The airline said that it would offer connections from Berlin to Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart on a weekly basis from January 5 to a total of 250 flights.

The airline is pleased to be able to offer “more competition and lower tariffs, in particular on domestic German routes, for which there is currently only a very limited selection,” said the European business manager Thomas Haagensen.

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Europe’s aviation business models on the test bench

Tourism, low cost, regional flights – everyone wants to grow. Panel discussion in Frankfurt (from left: moderator Timo Kotowski / FAZ, Roland Keppler, Oliver Wagner and Jochen-Schadt) / Photo: Messe Frankfurt

Germany and Europe’s aviation business models are on the ,test bench´ after the bankruptcies of Air Berlin, Monarch Air and Alitalia. According to experts, further bankruptcies will follow, as consolidation in Europe is in full swing. In Frankfurt at the end of November this item was heatedly debated on this year’s Aviation Symposium und business models were presented.

For Eurowings sales chief and Chief Commercial Officer Oliver Wagner Lowcost is still one of the main trends, especially Continue reading “Europe’s aviation business models on the test bench” »

The Aviation Event 2017 comes nearer

Eviation Event. Holm. Frankfurt, den 30.06.2016
Always exciting: the dialogue between aviation and politics – here Cem Özdemir, Federal Chairman of the party Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen, at the Aviation Event 2016 / Photo: Gregor Schläger

The Aviaton Event 2017 comes nearer. If you would like to be a guest at the Gateway Gardens at Frankfurt Airport on May 4th, or just want to spend an interesting day and meet people from the industry, then register at http://www.aviation-event.de/anmeldung/ If you register via visionsblog.info you get a 15% discount! Your visonsblog.info discount code is: AE2017-WM.

The Aviation Event 2017 business platform brings together key players of tthe aviation industry: IATA representatives, airport bosses,

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“The good guys of globalisation”

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Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr/Image: Lufthansa
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Etihad CEO James Hogan/Image: Etihad

Carsten Spohr and James Hogan are unfazed by the growing protectionist mood since Trump´s election. The chief executives of the airline groups Lufthansa and Etihad on February 1st  shrugged off concerns that their industry could suffer from a protectionist backlash against free trade. Both said that aviation deals make globalization possible for other industries.

At an Abu Dhabi press conference to announce a tie-up in catering and potentially other areas of operation, Carsten Spohr, the chief executive of the German carrier, said that the aviation industry “are the good guys of globalisation. We make globalisation feasible for billions of people around the world”.

“We play a very important part in making globalisation positive for as many people as possible beyond aviation itself,” he said.

Etihad’s James Hogan said: “We continue to have dialogues with the GCAA, who in turn have their dialogue with the EU. There are challenges, there’s points of view. What is more important is how does partnership deliver. It’s about connectivity, it’s about jobs and economic contribution. It shouldn’t be about politics.” Continue reading ““The good guys of globalisation”” »