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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...

Tour Agents, Airlines Bet on Greece for 2016

Greece is still going strong as a destination of choice according to forecasts for the new year with tour operators boosting their package deals and air carriers launching new flights and adding more seats to their Greece-bound itineraries.

German Embassy Athens Invites Kiddies to Take Part in Xmas Card Contest

In tune with the holiday spirit the German Embassy in Athens, in collaboration with Athinorama magazine, invites art-loving youngsters to participate in its Christmas card contest with the theme “The Sweets of Christmas”.

Lufthansa: All Flights to/from Athens Cancelled on Monday, Nov 9

Lufthansa said on Sunday that all flights to and from Athens will be cancelled on Monday, November 9, due to the ongoing strike by the Lufthansa flight attendant union – UFO.

Lufthansa to Fly to Santorini and Corfu in Summer 2016

Lufthansa recently announced the expansion of its summer program for Greece with the addition of flights to Santorini and Corfu in summer 2016.

Lufthansa to Enhance Travel Experience with New Electronic Label for Baggage

Lufthansa is expected next year to make flying with baggage more comfortable, quicker and safer through the new electronic label of Rimowa, the first digital and fully integrated mobile solution for luggage.

Lufthansa to Offer Broadband Internet on Short and Medium-haul Flights from 2016

From early summer 2016, Lufthansa will be the first network airline in Europe to offer broadband on board its short and medium-haul flights.

Formal Complaint Filed Against Lufthansa GDS Fee By ETTSA

The European Technology & Travel Services Association (ETTSA), the association representing Global Distribution Services (GDS) and online travel agents, has filed a formal complaint with the European Commission against Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Brussels Airlines.

Lufthansa to Cancel 1,000 Flights on Wednesday as Pilots Extend Strike Action

The Vereinigung Cockpit pilots’ union has announced that it will continue its strike action on Wednesday, September 9, affecting Lufthansa short- and medium-haul services from Germany.

Lufthansa Pilot Union Announces Strike Action

Lufthansa's pilot union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) has announced an all-day strike on Tuesday, 8 September, that will affect long-haul passenger flights out of Germany.

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)...

Lufthansa Group Introduces Booking Fee On Tickets Booked Via GDS

As of Tuesday, September 1, all airline tickets issued by a booking channel using global distribution systems (GDS) for flights with Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Swiss, will include a new “distribution cost charge” (DCC) of 16 euros.

Star Alliance Introduces Flexible Round-the-World Fares for Premium Economy

Aiming to win over the budget-minded traveler keen on flexibility, Star Alliance announced that it has expanded its Round-the-World (RTW) fare to include travel in premium economy class in three mileage bands.

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).

Lufthansa Temporarily Changes Payment Method for Greek Travel Agents

As of Wednesday, July 8, Greek travel agents will be required to only use credit cards when making payments in the BSP to Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines.

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.

Lufthansa Resumes Flights to Crete After 10-year Break

Germany's Lufthansa on Saturday resumed direct flights between Munich and Heraklion, Crete, a decade since they were stopped.

Quiet and Environmentally Efficient: First Airbus A350 to be Delivered to Lufthansa in Late 2016

Greater fuel efficiency, lower CO2 emissions and less noise: The first Airbus A350-900s of Lufthansa will land in Munich at the end of 2016.