Lufthansa apologized for excluding a group of Jewish passengers after a few were not observing COVID protocols. The group consisted of the visibly Jewish Orthodox, who accused the airline of collective punishment.
German airline Lufthansa is slashing its winter schedule as a result of reduced demand amid the omicron variant. Spohr said the airline was running just 60% of flights compared to the pre-pandemic year 2019, with "roughly half" the number of passengers.
22 Sep 2021
The €2.14 billion capital increase will shore up the German flag carrier's finances and help pay off a government bailout secured at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
22 Aug 2021
Shares in Lufthansa drop after the German government’s announcement that it will be selling a quarter of its stake in the airline. The complete stake will be sold before the end of 2023.
6 Mar 2021
Germany's national carrier Lufthansa has announced billions of euros worth of losses for 2020. Coronavirus disruption has catapulted the airline into an unprecedented crisis.
7 Nov 2020
Hit by a slump in global travel demand, Lufthansa has posted a €2 billion loss for the third quarter of 2020. The firm plans to cut thousands of jobs as the coronavirus pandemic weakens its business outlook.
6 Aug 2020
Infections in Germany have hit a three-month high. Ukraine has reported its highest figure yet. Meanwhile, Lufthansa has posted a net loss of €1.5 billion. Catch up with the latest news on the pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
9 Apr 2020
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.