Friday, October 20, 2017

Lufthansa

In this April 23, 2008 file photo, Lufthansa and Alitalia jetliners are parked at the Milan Linate airport, Italy.

MILAN (AP) — With a deadline for binding bids for bankrupt Alitalia closing in, an Italian newspaper reported Monday that German carrier Lufthansa is preparing a 500-million-euro (590-million-euro) offer that would add Italian assets to those it is already picking ...
An airplane of the German airline 'Lufthansa', rear, drives past by an airplane of the airline 'Air Berlin' at the Tegel airport in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.

BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said Thursday that the airline will sign an agreement to buy large parts of the bankrupt carrier Air Berlin, the German news agency dpa reported. Spohr said that both airlines will sign the ...
In this March 26, 2015 file photo, rescuers work on debris of the Germanwings jet at the crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)

BY KIRSTEN GRIESHABER BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Monday they had closed their investigation into the crash of a Germanwings plane in the French Alps almost two years ago, concluding there were no indications that anybody other than co-pilot ...
In this March 25, 2015 file picture Germanwings CEO Thomas Winkelmann addresses the media in Cologne, Germany. (AP Photo Frank Augstein,file)

BERLIN (AP) — German airline Air Berlin has announced that Thomas Winkelmann will become the struggling carrier’s new CEO. The airline said in a statement Sunday that Winkelmann, who worked as CEO for Lufthansa’ low-cost subsidiary Germanwings from 2006 before ...
A plane lands during sunrise at the airport in Duesseldorf, Germany, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)

BERLIN (AP) — Pilots at Lufthansa are staging a fourth consecutive day of strikes against the German airline on Saturday, with chances of an immediate resolution to the pay dispute looking slim after their union rejected a new offer from ...
This is an undated image taken from Facebook of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in San Francisco.

BY JOAN LOWY WASHINGTON (AP) — The German pilot who deliberately flew his airliner into a mountainside last year had struggled with learning to fly and had failed a key test of his skills during training in the U.S., according ...
In this March 24, 2015 file picture a rescue helicopter flies over debris of a Germanwings passenger jet, near Seyne-les-Alpes,Frances. Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed the jet into the French Alps , while en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, killing all 150 people on board.

BY GEIR MOULSON BERLIN (AP) — The European Aviation Safety Agency on Tuesday proposed tougher medical examinations for pilots, including better mental health assessments, in response to last year’s Germanwings crash. Pilot Andreas Lubitz locked his captain out of the ...
In this Dec. 1, 2014 file photo Lufthansa planes are parked at the airport in Duesseldorf, Germany.

BY DAVID McHUGH FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German airline Lufthansa repeated a warning that terrorism fears would weigh on bookings and profits in the second half of the year as it reported a solid increase in underlying profits in the ...
In this Feb. 13, 2014 file photo, a drone is demonstrated in Brigham City, Utah.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A drone came within 200 feet of hitting a Lufthansa jet near Los Angeles International Airport on Friday — the latest run-in between aircraft and the increasingly popular unmanned flyers. The pilot of a Lufthansa A380 ...
CEO of German Lufthansa airline Carsten Spohr, center and CFO Simone Menne, left, are on their way to the company's annual press conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, March 17, 2016.

BY DAVID McHUGH FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Cheaper fuel and tight control over excess seat capacity helped push full-year profits higher at German airline Lufthansa. However, the company issued a cautious earnings outlook for 2016, which weighed on its share ...
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