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Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri had earlier said foreign carriers won’t be allowed if they come in the way of the Indian carriers.(PTI)

Lufthansa to operate 10 weekly flights in India, Air India will operate 7 in Germany

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 09:11 AM IST
Owing to the disparity in numbers, India, Germany air bubble — an agreement between two countries to allow their airlines to operate both-way travels — stood suspended.
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Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri recenly said foreign airlines’ flights will not be allowed at expense of Indian airlines.(PTI)
Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri recenly said foreign airlines’ flights will not be allowed at expense of Indian airlines.(PTI)

International flights: India-Germany flights to start from October 26 after brief suspension of air bubble

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 08:44 PM IST
Air India has announced it will operate flights between India and Germany from October 26 to March 28, 2021.
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Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri addresses during the inauguration of General Aviation Terminal in New Delhi.(PTI)
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri addresses during the inauguration of General Aviation Terminal in New Delhi.(PTI)

Foreign airlines’ flights will not be allowed at expense of Indian airlines: Hardeep Singh Puri

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2020 04:10 PM IST
After the aforementioned Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s (DGCA)decision that led to cancellation of Lufthansa’s flights, Air India was forced to cancel all Frankfurt flights till October 14 as Germany withdrew permission for them.
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India and Germany had formalised an air bubble in July this year.(File photo)
India and Germany had formalised an air bubble in July this year.(File photo)

Lufthansa cancels India-Germany flights till Oct 20 after dispute with Centre

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 10:16 PM IST
Lufthansa airlines on Tuesday said that it will not be operating any flights between India and Germany scheduled from September 30th till October 20th as the dispute with Centre deepens.
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FILE PHOTO: Airplanes of German carrier Lufthansa are parked at the Berlin Schoenefeld airport, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Schoenefeld, Germany, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Airplanes of German carrier Lufthansa are parked at the Berlin Schoenefeld airport, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Schoenefeld, Germany, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo

Lufthansa planning rapid Covid-19 testing from October, says top executive

By Reuters | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 10:25 AM IST
Bjoern Becker, senior director, said the airline is considering making the new antigen tests initially available to its first-class and business class passengers.
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The German airline, which secured a 9 billion euro state bailout in June, flew just 4% of prior-year passengers between April and June as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and expects capacity to increase to only around 50% by the end of the year and two-thirds of last year’s level in 2021.(File photo for representation)
The German airline, which secured a 9 billion euro state bailout in June, flew just 4% of prior-year passengers between April and June as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and expects capacity to increase to only around 50% by the end of the year and two-thirds of last year’s level in 2021.(File photo for representation)

Lufthansa plans compulsory lay-offs as forecasts travel slump to 2024

By Reuters | Posted by Niyati Singh | Berlin
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 05:43 PM IST
Lufthansa put German workers on notice of compulsory lay-offs on Thursday, saying tumbling air travel and slow progress in union negotiations meant cuts were unavoidable after it lost 1.7 billion euros ($2 billion) in a single quarter.
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Germany’s bailout for Lufthansa overcame one major roadblock when the airline’s biggest stockholder said he’d vote in favor of the rescue package at a special shareholder meeting later Thursday.(Reuters file photo)
Germany’s bailout for Lufthansa overcame one major roadblock when the airline’s biggest stockholder said he’d vote in favor of the rescue package at a special shareholder meeting later Thursday.(Reuters file photo)

Lufthansa’s 6 billion-Euro German recapitalization gets EU nod

By Bloomberg| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 02:52 PM IST
The European Commission said in a statement on Thursday that Germany’s plan to take a 20% stake in Europe’s largest airline is in line with strict state-aid rules.
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A Lufthansa jet is seen behind a barbed-wire fence at the airport as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Frankfurt, Germany.(REUTERS)
A Lufthansa jet is seen behind a barbed-wire fence at the airport as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Frankfurt, Germany.(REUTERS)

Lufthansa says it has not yet reached agreement with unions on crisis package

By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Frankfurt
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 03:18 PM IST
Lufthansa is working on a $10 billion package to rescue its business as aviation industry struggles to bring back demand after the dealt a heavy blow to airline businesses.
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Scheduled international passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic.(File photo for representation)
Scheduled international passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 23 due to the coronavirus pandemic.(File photo for representation)

Lufthansa offers to fly empty planes to India, carry fliers to Europe

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 07:56 PM IST
Lufthansa group has offered to fly empty planes to India and carry passengers only on its outbound flights to destinations in Europe, senior government officials said on Tuesday.
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Shares in Lufthansa, which this week agreed to a 9 billion-euro ($10 billion) state bailout package, rose as much as 7.8% on Friday, paring their loss this year to 32% and giving the airline a market capitalization of about 5.2 billion euros.(Bloomberg Photo)
Shares in Lufthansa, which this week agreed to a 9 billion-euro ($10 billion) state bailout package, rose as much as 7.8% on Friday, paring their loss this year to 32% and giving the airline a market capitalization of about 5.2 billion euros.(Bloomberg Photo)

Covid-19: Lufthansa to exit Germany’s benchmark stock index

By Bloomberg| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2020 02:34 PM IST
Deutsche Lufthansa AG will be replaced by real estate company Deutsche Wohnen AG in the DAX Index, Deutsche Boerse said in a statement Thursday night. The change will come into effect June 22.
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“In view of the very slow recovery in demand, we must now take far-reaching restructuring measures to counteract this,” board chairman Carsten Spohr said in a statement.(Reuters Photo)
“In view of the very slow recovery in demand, we must now take far-reaching restructuring measures to counteract this,” board chairman Carsten Spohr said in a statement.(Reuters Photo)

Covid impact: Lufthansa reports net loss of 2.1 billion euros in first quarter

By Agence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Frankfurt am Main
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2020 10:52 AM IST
The German airline’s quarterly results have been impacted to an unprecedented extent
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Lufthansa said in a statement it had agreed to the compromise worked out between Germany and the EU in which the airline will have to give up several prized landing slots at Munich and Frankfurt airports.(File photo for representation)
Lufthansa said in a statement it had agreed to the compromise worked out between Germany and the EU in which the airline will have to give up several prized landing slots at Munich and Frankfurt airports.(File photo for representation)

USD 10 billion bailout for Germany’s Lufthansa passes hurdle

By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh | Berlin
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 03:33 PM IST
The government announced the aid package on Monday to help Lufthansa, which, like most airlines, has been struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Lufthansa’s rescue deal is expected to give Germany a 25.1% stake in the airline as well as supervisory board representation, people close to the matter said.(AP file photo)
Lufthansa’s rescue deal is expected to give Germany a 25.1% stake in the airline as well as supervisory board representation, people close to the matter said.(AP file photo)

Lufthansa says losing $1 million per hour as bailout talks enter final stretch

By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Frankfurt
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2020 01:08 PM IST
The carrier, which is preparing to restart passenger flights slowly from June, is currently in talks with the German, Austrian, Swiss and Belgian authorities about a roughly 10 billion euro bailout.
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The governments of Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium have together been looking at a rescue plan that could top 10 billion euros ($11 billion) in total.(Unsplash)
The governments of Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium have together been looking at a rescue plan that could top 10 billion euros ($11 billion) in total.(Unsplash)

Airlines inch toward securing aid needed for lengthy slowdown

By HT Correspondent | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 09:49 AM IST
Airlines made progress toward bolstering their finances over the weekend, with Deutsche Lufthansa AG nearing a deal for state aid and Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA winning bondholders over to a debt-to-equity swap.
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Tail Fins of British Airways planes are seen parked at Heathrow airport as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London.(REUTERS)
Tail Fins of British Airways planes are seen parked at Heathrow airport as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London.(REUTERS)

British Airways warns as many as 12,000 jobs to go

By Reuters | London
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2020 11:05 PM IST
Echoing comments from rivals such as Lufthansa , the airline said it will take several years for passenger demand to return to 2019 levels.
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Lufthansa aircraft(AP photo)
Lufthansa aircraft(AP photo)

Lufthansa to cancel 23,000 flights in April over coronavirus

By Agence France-Presse | Frankfurt am Main
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 09:49 PM IST
German airline Lufthansa said Wednesday it would cancel 23,000 flights across the group, a 50-percent reduction, as it tries to deal with the fallout from the coronavirus crisis.
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Lufthansa had already said on Friday it would reduce the number of short- and medium-haul flights by up to 25% in the coming weeks depending on how coronavirus spreads.(AP File)
Lufthansa had already said on Friday it would reduce the number of short- and medium-haul flights by up to 25% in the coming weeks depending on how coronavirus spreads.(AP File)

Lufthansa to ground 150 planes due to coronavirus

By Reuters | Frankfurt
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2020 10:53 PM IST
The company said the move was equivalent to grounding 150 aircraft, with around sixth of the capacity cuts related to long-haul flights. Lufthansa Group, which includes Swiss, Brussels and Austrian Airlines, has a total fleet of 770 aircraft.
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Some connections to cities in neighbouring Austria and Switzerland, including Zurich and Vienna, were also cut.(Unsplash)
Some connections to cities in neighbouring Austria and Switzerland, including Zurich and Vienna, were also cut.(Unsplash)

Cabin crew could prolong walkout at Lufthansa’s Germanwings

By HT Correspondent | Agence France-Presse, Frankfurt Am Main
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2020 01:11 PM IST
A live list on the carrier’s website showed 182 flights between major German cities like Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg and Munich were slashed as UFO called members off the job.
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Rajan Mahbubani (48) was wearing the uniform of the airline pilot when he was nabbed from the departure gate of the airport on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Rajan Mahbubani (48) was wearing the uniform of the airline pilot when he was nabbed from the departure gate of the airport on Monday.(ANI Photo)

Man impersonating as Lufthansa pilot to get easy access to flights, nabbed at Delhi’s IGI airport

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 07:07 AM IST
During police interrogation, it was revealed that Rajan Mahbubani was fond of wearing uniforms of different professions and getting himself snapped in different poses.
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Tens of thousands of Lufthansa passengers faced disruptions Thursday as cabin crew in Germany kicked off a “massive” 48-hour walkout(Bloomberg)
Tens of thousands of Lufthansa passengers faced disruptions Thursday as cabin crew in Germany kicked off a “massive” 48-hour walkout(Bloomberg)

German cabin crew kick off Lufthansa strike

By Agence France-Presse | Frankfurt
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2019 09:34 AM IST
The strike called by Germany’s UFO flight attendants’ union was scheduled to start at 2300 GMT on Wednesday and last until 2300 GMT on Friday.
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Farzana Fazelbhoy, who had been registered as a wheelchair passenger for the flight, was denied a wheelchair by an attendant on landing.(AP Photo)
Farzana Fazelbhoy, who had been registered as a wheelchair passenger for the flight, was denied a wheelchair by an attendant on landing.(AP Photo)

Elderly denied wheelchair service by airline staff over ‘heavy’ bags

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2018 06:08 AM IST
Farzana Fazelbhoy, who had been registered as a wheelchair passenger for the flight, was denied a wheelchair by an attendant on landing.
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Anissia Batra allegedly committed suicide by jumping from a terrace in south Delhi’s Panchsheel Park.(Facebook Photo)
Anissia Batra allegedly committed suicide by jumping from a terrace in south Delhi’s Panchsheel Park.(Facebook Photo)

In-laws of Lufthansa air hostess who ‘jumped’ off terrace to be questioned after July 20: Police

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 09:12 PM IST
Police said the parents of Mayank Singhvi,husband of Anissia Batra, have been granted exemption from joining the probe by the court till July 20 on personal grounds.
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Anissia Batra, a flight attendant with Lufthansa airline, allegedly jumped to her death from her home in south Delhi.(HT Photo)
Anissia Batra, a flight attendant with Lufthansa airline, allegedly jumped to her death from her home in south Delhi.(HT Photo)

Husband wanted money after Lufthansa air hostess sold her flat for 1.2 crore, say parents

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2018 11:04 AM IST
Anissia Batra’s husband was arrested on Monday evening, three days after the Lufthansa air hostess allegedly jumped from the terrace of her home in south Delhi’s Panchsheel Park.
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Air hostess Anissia Batra died after falling from terrace of her apartment in south Delhi.(HT Photo)
Air hostess Anissia Batra died after falling from terrace of her apartment in south Delhi.(HT Photo)

Husband beat up Lufthansa air hostess during their honeymoon, mother alleges

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 09:56 AM IST
Anissia Batra (39) who worked with German airline Lufthansa, allegedly jumped from the terrace her house in Delhi on Friday. Her husband Mayank Singhvi has been arrested.
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Passengers walk at the airport as public traffic is closed due to German public sector workers union Verdi strike in demand for higher wages in Frankfurt,Germany April 10, 2018.(Reuters Photo)
Passengers walk at the airport as public traffic is closed due to German public sector workers union Verdi strike in demand for higher wages in Frankfurt,Germany April 10, 2018.(Reuters Photo)

Hundreds of flights cancelled in Germany as airports hit by public sector strikes

By Reuters | Reuters, Berlin
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2018 01:32 PM IST
Ground staff and other public sector workers staged walkouts across Germany to increase the pressure in a pay dispute.
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