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Air cargo flies high as EU airports post bumper numbers

Air cargo flies high as EU airports post bumper numbers

January 10, 2017 at 7:01 pm 0 comments

Starting with the latest numbers from IATA, which wrap up the reporting on November’s performance, the upward trend in air cargo has been confirmed once again. Global airfreight markets registered high demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), that rose by 6.8 percent in November 2016, compared to the sameRead More

Is Lufthansa’s tie-up with Etihad a sign of détente?

Is Lufthansa’s tie-up with Etihad a sign of détente?

December 16, 2016 at 6:36 pm 0 comments

Etihad Airways and Lufthansa finalized a codeshare agreement, set to start in January 2017, and subject to government approval. The agreement signals a strategic cooperation between two former, and often bitter rivals along a vital passenger and cargo route. Etihad attributed its record-breaking cargo volumes in October to “volumes fromRead More

Lufthansa buys remaining 55 percent of Brussels Airlines

Lufthansa buys remaining 55 percent of Brussels Airlines

December 15, 2016 at 6:38 pm 0 comments

Lufthansa announced that it was exercising an option to buy the remaining 55 percent of Brussels Airlines for US$2.7 million. The deal adds 51 planes to the Lufthansa group, and expands its footprint in Africa, where Brussels Airlines flies to many sub-Saharan destinations. The Belgian carrier will become part ofRead More

Air freight demand continues to grow in November

Air freight demand continues to grow in November

December 15, 2016 at 6:29 pm 0 comments

Many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports have reported their November results, with gains appearing almost as strong as they were in October, it still looks like a very good month. Strikes at Lufthansa impacted not only the carrier, but also its main hub at Frankfurt (FRA), and neitherRead More

Lufthansa makes new offer on sixth day of pilot strike

Lufthansa makes new offer on sixth day of pilot strike

November 30, 2016 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

A 4.4 percent increase in remuneration for Lufthansa pilots is the latest attempt by the German carrier to end a pilot strike that is costing the company an estimated €15 million per day. The Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) union representing the pilots said it is considering the deal, but its spokesmanRead More

Encouraging gains reported at Fraport’s airports in September

Encouraging gains reported at Fraport’s airports in September

October 14, 2016 at 5:36 pm 0 comments

Air cargo volumes at airport operator Fraport’s facilities rose at all the company’s high-volume airports, except for Lima, which fell another 9.5 percent, year-over-year, on the back of Chile’s ongoing market downturn. At Fraport’s flagship operation, Frankfurt, y-o-y cargo volumes rose 5.8 percent to 176,921 tonnes. While less significant inRead More

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Legal challenge to Munich’s third runway rejected

July 17, 2015 at 1:04 am 0 comments

Ten years after it was first proposed, a plan to add a third runway at Munich International Airport was approved following a German federal court decision throwing out a challenge to the project on environmental grounds. The approval clears the way for movement on the project, which has been championedRead More

Lufthansa Cargo to kick off Natal route

Lufthansa Cargo to kick off Natal route

June 1, 2015 at 9:39 pm 0 comments

On Saturday, Lufthansa Cargo will launch a route that flies to Europe and Africa through Natal, Brazil – what company officials describe as an emblematic route that showcases how the German carrier is trying to refine its South American network for more direct connections. Specifically, the Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F will flyRead More