July 28, 2008 |
Frankfurt and Hamburg airports will be the hardest hit today when 52,000 employees of Lufthansa go on strike, a union official said Sunday. All other German airports served by Germany's biggest airline will also be affected by the massive walkout, union spokesman Harald Reutter said. The airline advised U.S. passengers to check their flight status by calling (800) 399-5838 or (800) 645-3880, or by going online to www.lufthansa.com.
December 7, 2006 |
In a blow to Airbus, German airline Lufthansa said Wednesday that it would order 20 Boeing 747-8s, becoming the first airline to order the new long-haul jet for passenger service. The Cologne-based airline said it would start taking delivery of the jumbo jets in 2010 as it expands into North America and Asia. The airline also approved an order for seven Airbus A340-600 long-haul jets, due for delivery by 2008.
September 12, 2006 |
German airline Deutsche Lufthansa has agreed to pay $85 million to settle U.S. class-action lawsuits stemming from allegations of cargo price fixing and has received conditional immunity from antitrust investigators, the carrier said Monday. The settlement is subject to court approval. Lufthansa also said it had applied for leniency to the U.S.
March 14, 2005 |
German airline Lufthansa said Sunday that it was negotiating with Swiss International Air Lines about a possible takeover of the money-losing carrier. Lufthansa issued a statement saying the companies had agreed on a plan to integrate Swiss into its operations. The German carrier said it would maintain Swiss' brand name as well as its "infrastructure" in Switzerland.
March 22, 2004 |
Taking Web surfing to new heights, passengers aboard Lufthansa jumbo jets will soon be able to flip open their laptops and browse the Internet, becoming the first air travelers to have a direct network connection from the sky. In a boost to Boeing Co., which developed the computer system at considerable cost, Lufthansa will begin offering the high-speed Internet service in late April or early May on flights between Germany and the U.S.
June 20, 2003 |
German airline Lufthansa is closing its Los Angeles reservation office, effective Oct. 31. An airline spokeswoman could not say how many employees would be let go. The company plans to shift operations to a center in Peterborough, Canada, to cut costs, she said. The Los Angeles call center is one of nine Lufthansa offices around the world operated by the carrier's wholly owned subsidiary, Global Telesales, the spokeswoman said. Global Telesales representatives could not be reached for comment.