March 15, 2021| 21 0

British Airways CEO Says Airline Remains Committed To The A380

Sean Doyle, CEO of British Airways, has given hope to Airbus’s giant of the skies. The British flag carrier’s CEO confirmed that the aircraft would indeed return to service. However, exactly when isn’t immediately apparent. Around the world, the fate of the global Airbus A380 fleet is uncertain. While some such as Emirates and Singapore Airlines rem …

March 14, 2021| 21 0

Lufthansa Doubles Services For Easter After Jump In Bookings

German national flag carrier Lufthansa said in a statement released on March 12 that it had doubled its number of flights to spring sun destinations over the Easter holidays after seeing a massive increase in bookings. Not surprisingly, after almost a year of lockdowns and restrictions, people in Germany are eager to get away to somewhere warm over …

March 9, 2021| 25 0

Eurowings Begins Selling Empty Middle Seats For Just $12

Eurowings, a budget airline within the Lufthansa Group, is now allowing passengers to reserve an empty middle seat on all of its flights. Announced today, the minimum price for this has been reduced by nearly 45%, which could make it an even more appealing “add-on” for the airline’s customers. 10 euros, or $12, seems like an amazing deal for an emp …

March 8, 2021| 19 0

Could Trains Replace Planes On Lufthansa’s Domestic Routes?

Lufthansa today revealed that it is to operate new “sprinter” trains to select major cities from Frankfurt as part of a rail and fly partnership with German train operator Deutsche Bahn. The high-speed trains will reduce journey times to major cities from the airline’s Frankfurt Airport. Around the world, airlines are focused on their emissions. In …

March 4, 2021| 28 0

Lufthansa Eyes Fleet Of 20 Boeing 777X Aircraft By 2025

In its financial report released Thursday, the Lufthansa Group laid out details of its future fleet plans and delivery schedules. As part of a modernization and standardization strategy, it currently expects to operate all 20 of the Boeing 777-9s it has on order by the middle of the decade. The delay for the entry into service of Boeing’s new flagsh …

March 4, 2021| 26 0

Lufthansa To Launch New Business Class On 787s Or A350s

With the delays to the 777X first deliveries now confirmed by Boeing, the Lufthansa Group has been reassessing which aircraft will debut its brand new business class product. Within today’s financial results, the airline stated that the new premium cabin will arrive in 2022, a full year ahead of the earliest date for the 777-9’s arrival. The questi …

March 4, 2021| 22 0

The Future Looks Dark For Lufthansa’s A380 Fleet

Lufthansa’s financial report issued today has highlighted the impact of the 2020 crisis on the shape and size of its future fleet. The Group has shrunk its collective fleet by 150 aircraft in the past 12 months, and is eyeing further retirements as the pandemic drags on. Notably, the remaining eight A380 aircraft have been placed in ‘deep storage’ …

March 2, 2021| 18 0

Ex-Lufthansa Boeing 707 Given Second Chance As Removal Postponed

An ex-Lufthansa Boeing 707 destined for the scrap heap has scored a reprive according to the group trying to save it. The aircraft was due to be removed from the airport at the end of March. However, this date has been canceled to allow an effort to try to save the aircraft. Many historic aircraft are preserved at airports and museums around the wor …

February 27, 2021| 27 0

SWISS Introduces New Economy Class Catering Partnership

Lufthansa Group member SWISS is partnering up with well-established Swiss confectionery company Confiserie Sprüngli to boost its economy class service. The airline will work exclusively with the chocolate maker to introduce fresh items to its ‘SWISS Saveurs’ menu for in-flight, for-purchase snacks. Let’s look at what passengers can look forward to …

February 25, 2021| 43 0

Lufthansa Outlines Summer Leisure Travel Program

German flag carrier Lufthansa has today revealed its leisure travel plans for the summer of 2021. The airline will focus on flights to the Caribbean, Greece, and the Canary Islands, giving German holidaymakers plenty of options for experiencing summer sun. With strict travel bans, tied with what German experts are calling the start of the third wave …

February 23, 2021| 24 0

Lufthansa To Trial Health Passports On Select Routes

German flag carrier Lufthansa is looking to trial a health passport solution on select international routes. Passengers will be able to send Lufthansa proof of their COVID-19 test results in advance to avoid airport checks and verify that they meet the requirements. Health passports are being touted around the world as a possible way to reopen inter …

February 20, 2021| 32 0

How The Boeing 707 Dominated & Changed Jet Travel In The Sixties

Over six decades ago, the future of United States aviation was decided. The Boeing 707 performed its first flight on December 20th, 1957, setting the standard for Boeing’s jets in the decades to come. Addressing concerns Boeing explains that after World War II, the United Kingdom led the way for commercial jets with the de Havilland Comet. However, s …

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