Emirates Is 2016 World’s Best Airline; As South African Airways Emerged Africa’s Best

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The world’s best airline for 2016 is Emirates, according to a survey of millions of airline passengers conducted by Skytrax. The international airline, based in Dubai, won the top honors at Tuesday’s Skytrax World Airline Awards ceremony at the Farnborough International …

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Lufthansa Suspends Caracas Flight Operations Over Unstable Venezuelan Economy

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German airline Lufthansa says it is suspending its flights to Caracas, citing the difficult economic situation in Venezuela. Lufthansa spokesman Andreas Bartels said Sunday that the company is suspending its three weekly Frankfurt-Caracas flights “until further notice” from June 17. …

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Brussels Airport Attack: Cancellations, Delays and Statuses of Major Airlines

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Brussels Airport, the site of deadly twin blasts Tuesday, will stay closed until at least Wednesday afternoon local time, the Belgian crisis center has announced. The terrorist attacks at the international airport in Zaventem, 7 miles outside Belgium’s capital, killed …

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Lufthansa Labor Dispute Leaves Thousands of Travelers Stranded

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Thousands of passengers are facing flight cancellations as airline staff at Lufthansa stage a walkout over retirement rules. The airline has said about 113,000 people will experience travel delays after 929 flights at Frankfurt, Munich and Düsseldorf airports were due to be cancelled on Monday. It is …

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Lufthansa Completes Implementation of Amadeus Fare Families

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Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines have completed implementation of Amadeus Fare Families to launch the group’s new branded fares consistently across the direct and indirect channels. As of today, Amadeus subscribers will be able to book Lufthansa’s and Austrian’s new Light, …

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Lufthansa Plans Frankfurt-Accra Service Suspension

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German Airlines Lufthansa says it will end its operations in Ghana by the end of this month. The German carrier is expected to undertake its last flight out of Accra on October 24. The Airline’s sister firm, Brussels Airlines, is …

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Lufthansa Group establishes HQ for sub-Saharan Africa in Nigeria

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Lufthansa Group has designated Lagos, Nigeria as headquarters of airline’s sub-Saharan sales, station, marketing and administration across the African continent. The aviation group said the belief of the company in the possibility of growth and development in Nigeria and to …

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Amadeus Expresses Displeasure At Lufthansa’s GDS Surcharge

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Amadeus has led criticism of Lufthansa’s decision to add fees to global distribution system bookings, arguing costs will increase to the consumer as a result. The concern follows news from the German airline group earlier this week that it would …

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Lufthansa pilots called a third strike in two weeks

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German flag-carrier Lufthansa has cancelled 110 flights out of Munich today after pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit called a third strike in two weeks. Thousands of passengers are affected by the action at the airport, Lufthansa’s second largest base. The strike …

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