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SWISS Appoints André Blattmann to Board of Directors

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has appointed André Blattmann to its Board of Directors, who will take up his position on January 1, 2018.

Lufthansa Group: Flights to 288 Destinations in 106 Countries for 2017/18

The airlines of the Lufthansa Group in winter 2017/18 will be connecting 288 destinations in 106 countries with 24,922 weekly flights.

Etihad Airways and Lufthansa Announce Codeshare Agreement

Etihad Airways and Lufthansa German Airlines have announced the conclusion of a codeshare agreement.

Austrian Airlines Introduces New Career Model for Pilots

A new career model has been introduced for some 1,000 pilots working for Austrian Airlines.

Summer 2016: Lufthansa Group Member Airlines Offer 200 Weekly Flights from Greece

This summer, the Lufthansa Group Airlines will operate some 200 flights per week from Greece, it was announced on Monday during a press conference in Athens.

Lufthansa Earnings Up, Seeks to Pick Up Speed

Reduced fuel costs and seating capacity control have in part contributed to boosting Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s profits for 2015, the German airline recently said, reluctant however to predict improved earnings for 2016, citing industry challenges ahead.

ITB 2016: Lufthansa Group Announces ‘Substantial Progress’ on B2B Direct Connections

The Lufthansa Group airlines - Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines - on Thursday claimed substantial progress regarding B2B direct connections, while announcing further developments of its distribution strategy on the sidelines of the ITB trade show in Berlin.

International Women’s Day: SWISS Flies to New York with an All-female Crew

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) marked this year's International Women’s Day by operating its flight LX 22 from Geneva to New York with an all-female crew in both the cockpit and the cabin.

Airbus: A Positive Start for 2016

Airbus got off to a good start in 2016, in particular for its best-selling wide body family with 16 aircraft orders booked in January, comprising 14 all new A330-900neo’s from an undisclosed customer and two A320ceo’s from fast growing Hong Kong based lessor, CALC (China Aircraft...

Lufthansa Appoints Konstantinos Tzevelekos as New GM for Greece & Cyprus

Konstantinos Tzevelekos has been appointed by the Lufthansa Group as its General Manager in Greece & Cyprus, effective as of January 29.

Lufthansa Becomes Launch Customer of Best-selling A320neo, New Era in Commercial Aviation Opened

The Lufthansa Group recently marked a major step in aviation history by taking delivery of the first A320neo, the world’s best-selling and most fuel efficient single aisle aircraft.

Lufthansa: Record Number of Passengers Carried in 2015

In 2015, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group transported 107.7 million people, a new passenger transportation record of the German flag carrier, an announcement said on Wednesday.

GBTA: Travel Managers to Cut Spending with Lufthansa Due to €16 Per GDS Booking Surcharge

Fifty percent of travel managers who include Lufthansa in their travel program as a preferred carrier said they plan to decrease spending with the company once its new “distribution cost charge” (DCC) of 16 euros takes effect, a poll of Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)...

Business Travel Coalition: Travel Industry Rejects Lufthansa Group €16 Surcharge

The Business Travel Coalition has submitted a letter to Lufthansa Group in which it rejects the airline’s plans to implement a 16-euro surcharge on any tickets not purchased through Lufthansa’s website or ticket offices.

SWISS Maximizes Exposure via Amadeus Fare Families Technology

SWISS, Switzerland’s flag carrier, aims through Amadeus Fare Families solution to provide access to its “Light”, “Classic” and “Flex” fares and boost multichannel merchandizing opportunities.

Lufthansa Signs Up to Travelport Rich Content and Branding Solution

Travelport on Tuesday announced that Lufthansa is the latest participant in its Rich Content and Branding solution, an industry-leading merchandising technology for airlines.

ECTAA Files Formal Complaint Against Lufthansa AG on 16-euro GDS Charge

The Group of national travel agents' and tour operators' associations within the EU (ECTAA) on Friday filed a formal complaint with the EU Commission - Directorate General for Mobility & Transport against Lufthansa Group concerning the announced new Distribution Cost Charge (DCC).

New SWISS Fare Options Now Bookable for European Flights

SWISS has announced new fare options for European air travel. The new concept features three Economy Class options alongside the Business Class fare.

Lufthansa Not Backing Down on GDS Fee But Willing to Discuss

Lufthansa said there will “not be any further negotiation” on the 16-euro GDS charge but is ready to cooperate with distribution partners to find new solutions.

Lufthansa’s Decision to Charge for GDS Bookings Sparks Reaction from Amadeus

The Lufthansa Group airlines announced on Tuesday that as of September 1 it will include a 16-euro surcharge - the Distribution Cost Charge (DCC) - for every ticket issued by a booking channel using GDS for flights with Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Swiss.
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