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Germany approves 9 billion euro aid package for Lufthansa

Germany on Monday approved a 9 billion-euro ($9.8 billion) aid package for stricken airline Lufthansa to keep a major employer going through the turbulence of the coronavirus pandemic. But officials said Berlin was still in talks with the European Union's executive commission about possible conditions.
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Lufthansa to resume Toronto-Frankfurt service next month

In anticipation of the lifting of global travel restrictions, Lufthansa is set to resume a limited number of intercontinental flights to Canada in June, with Toronto being its very first gateway.
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Lufthansa permanently downsizes flight operations

Lufthansa Group has begun restructuring measures that will permanently downsize its flight operations.
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Year-over-year growth for Lufthansa Group carriers

Lufthansa Group’s airlines carried a total of 145 million passengers onboard their aircraft in 2019, an increase of 2.3% over 2018.
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Lufthansa forced to cancel 1,000+ flights as strike looms

Lufthansa’s contingency plan will be released today, aimed at covering as many flights as possible Nov. 7 and Nov. 8 under the threat of a two-day cabin crew strike.
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Lufthansa gets contingency plans in place for Nov. 7 – 8 strike

The union representing Lufthansa’s flight attendants has called on its members to wage a two-day strike this week, potentially impacting international as well as domestic flights for the airline.
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Lufthansa ready to take a stake in Alitalia, according to reports

It’s been over a year since Lufthansa first went public with its interest in acquiring a stake in Alitalia. Now, according to reports, the German carrier is ready to invest up to 200 million euros in the struggling Italian airline.
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“100% committed to travel agents” and why the GDS booking fee was a success: Lufthansa

Lufthansa Group is moving ahead with plans for increasingly customized seating and cabins in its new 777Xs, and at the same time rolling out a new continuous pricing model that will eventually see the elimination of traditional booking classes.
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Lufthansa strike to extend to subsidiary airlines

A union representing cabin crew in Germany says it’s expanding a planned strike Sunday at Lufthansa to include employees of the airline’s subsidiaries.
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Lufthansa Group to offer five Canadian gateways in 2020

Lufthansa Group will increase its number of gateways in Canada, starting service from Ottawa to Frankfurt on May 16, 2020.
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