Lufthansa News Stories
May 23, 2013
Lufthansa, United, Continental and Air Canada have won approval from EU antitrust regulators for their transatlantic tie-up after agreeing to give up airport slots in Frankfurt and New York.
May 7, 2013
Wolfgang Mayrhuber was named chairman of Lufthansa's supervisory board on Tuesday after a stormy meeting where major shareholders voiced their displeasure with the return of the German airline's longtime chief executive.
May 6, 2013
Former Lufthansa chief executive Wolfgang Mayrhuber is back in the running to become supervisory board chairman of the airline after overcoming shareholder opposition to his candidacy.
May 2, 2013
Lufthansa vowed to deliver on profit-boosting initiatives this year, saying painful cost cuts would pay off and forecasting a rise in revenue.
May 1, 2013
Lufthansa agreed an inflation-busting pay settlement with the Verdi union, representing 33,000 workers, ending a dispute which had threatened to drive customers to rival airlines.
April 26, 2013
A German union Verdi has threatened Lufthansa with another round of strikes if the airline fails to present a better pay offer when wage talks resume next week.
April 22, 2013
Lufthansa was virtually grounded on Monday, with nearly all of its flights cancelled because of a second strike in a month over workers' pay.
April 21, 2013
Lufthansa said it will cancel almost 1700 flights on Monday, mostly on domestic and short-haul European routes, as a result of planned strike action by thousands of workers calling for higher pay.
April 19, 2013
Lufthansa said it is considering legal action after the Verdi union called on thousands of workers to go on strike on Monday to increase pressure on management in pay negotiations.
April 17, 2013
Lufthansa was threatened with a second round of strikes as the Verdi union, representing thousands of staff at the airline, rejected as "unacceptable" an offer for wage increases from the company.
April 10, 2013
Authorities in Germany are investigating how a Lufthansa plane flew across the Atlantic with damage to its rear section without passengers or crew noticing that the tail had hit the ground on take-off.
April 9, 2013
Weeks after approving USD$12 billion in aircraft orders, Lufthansa is studying a further purchase of "several dozen" long-distance twin-engined jets as it continues to update its fleet, a senior executive said on Tuesday.