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

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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”” »

Lufthansa – Commitment to 25 Years of Crane Protection in Germany

Lufthansa and the “Crane Protection Germany” work group.

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A stylized flying crane is the trademark of Lufthansa Group. It is regarded as an emissary of the skies, a lucky charm and a symbol of long life. Since as far back as the 1980’s, the company has made a sustained effort for crane protection. Ten of the 15 species in the world are threatened as the destruction of their breeding, resting and gathering areas continues.

Therefore after re-unification, the East and West German crane protectors, together with Lufthansa, founded the “Crane Protection Germany” work group. 25 years ago in February 1991, this was followed by the charitable foundation Crane Protection Germany LLC with NABU and the WWF as shareholders.

“We look back on a quarter century of extremely successful cooperation, which has made it possible to guarantee the protection of the Eurasian crane.  Continue reading “Lufthansa – Commitment to 25 Years of Crane Protection in Germany” »