Lufthansa CEO says Airline consolidation ‘Overdue’
04 June 2019 | 4:00 pm
Even in the midst of a global trade war, Lufthansa's outlook for his industry remains optimistic. Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr spoke to Bloomberg's Stephen Engle at IATA's annual meeting in Seoul.
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Lufthansa has canceled its routes to Iran, as well as those of Austrian Airlines. Many other major airlines have announced new flight plans that avoid Iranian and Iraqi airspace.
21 Jan 2020
German cabin crew union UFO has announced it will strike again for more pay and recognition as a Lufthansa negotiating partner. Over 2,000 flights were canceled during the union's last strike.
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Lufthansa has said it will take "years" before demand for air travel reaches pre-coronavirus levels. The airline said new changes will affect "almost all" flight operations.
24 Apr 2020
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2 May 2020
Lufthansa is seeking a €10 billion bailout that would give the German government a massive stake in the airline, Der Spiegel reports. The German flag carrier has said it is losing €1 million an hour due to the pandemic.
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25 May 2020
The much-anticipated deal is being reported by German news agency DPA. The rescue package is meant to help the airline cope with losses incurred by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
4 Jun 2020
The German airline group Lufthansa says it will undergo "far-reaching restructuring" after reporting a net loss of €2.1 billion in the first three months of the year. The changes will include job cuts at its Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines brands. Lufthansa's board agreed on Tuesday to a €9 billion German government rescue loan to help it through the crisis. Also today, shares in French carmaker Renault jumped in early trading in Paris after it formally secured a €5 billion government-backed loan to shore up its finances.
12 Jun 2020
Tens of thousands of jobs could be cut at German airline Lufthansa. Executives said Thursday personnel costs had to be reduced drastically to ensure a better restart following the coronavirus crisis.
19 Jun 2020
This will be the worst year in the history of aviation, with passenger numbers and revenues half of what they were last year, according to industry body the International Air Transport Association (IATA). With borders closed to limit the spread of the coronavirus, airlines have been forced to ground their fleets, costing them billions in lost revenue every month. "The worst is behind us," IATA's CEO Alexandre de Juniac told FRANCE 24 - providing that there is no second wave of Covid-19. He warned, however, that it will take until 2022 or 2023 before air travel returns to pre-pandemic levels.
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The German airline's top shareholder has said he will back the deal, quashing fears he would scupper the government's proposed rescue package. The €9 billion deal is set to be voted on by investors on Thursday.
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