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Lufthansa cabin staff strikes set to affect 120,000 passengers this week

Lufthansa cabin staff strikes set to affect 120,000 passengers this week

Lufthansa said around 120,000 passengers will be affected by strikes this week as cabin staff are set to walk out across key German airports. This week Lufthansa staff will go on strike at Frankfurt and Munich airports on 12 March and 13 March, respectively. Totalling 1,000 flights, Lufthansa ...

A second »PHOENIX« E added to the Lufthansa LEOS GSE fleet

The first »PHOENIX« E battery-powered towbarless aircraft tractor from Goldhofer has been in successful operation at Frankfurt Airport since January 2022. In its first nine months of service, the tow tractor has handled more than 4,000 zero-emission pushbacks and maintenance tows. The trend ...

Embraer-X and Aero-Masters sign a Commercial Agreement for the use of Beacon

Embraer-X signs a commercial agreement with Aero-Masters, a European MRO provider, for the use of Beacon, the maintenance coordination platform connecting resources and professionals for faster return-to-service aircraft. Aero-Masters intends to use Beacon to enhance its maintenance coordination ...

Swissport all-women teams handling flights on International Women’s Day

To mark today's International Women's Day, a 12-woman strong ramp team in Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya, will welcome and handle Lufthansa flights LH590 and LH591 between Nairobi and Frankfurt, both of which are operating with all-female flight and cabin crews. In addition, the tea...

Swissport expands key airline contracts in Asia

Swissport is growing its business in Asia through the extension of key partnerships in Japan and South Korea with Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific, FedEx Express Korea, Air France and KLM. In addition to renewing its contract with Air France, KLM and Air Calin at Japan’s Tokyo Narita airport, Swisspor...

SWISSPORT awarded LUFTHANSA handling contract at Heathrow

The Lufthansa Group now also relies on Swissport’s  handling services at London Heathrow Airport. The new contract complements the long-standing cooperation across the UK. Swissport, the global leader of airport ground handling services and air cargo handling, now serves Lufthansa, SWISS and Aust...

From Lufthansa to Etihad to Menzies: Robert Fordree on a life in cargo

From Lufthansa to Etihad to Menzies: Robert Fordree on a life in cargo

In this week's episode of the EVA Podcast, hosted by Chris Notter: Chris and Robert discuss their shared cargo history, alongside their views on managements style, soft cargo volumes and standardisation across the industry. Robert also talks about his love of DJ-ing, his claim to fame from th...

Passengers left stranded after person strays airside at Munich Airport

Munich Airport experienced major disruptions yesterday after a person strayed into the airside area, apparently by going the wrong way through an emergency exit. Thousands of passengers were left stranded after the incident, which initiated police measures and caused dozens of Lufthansa flights ...

Airlines allocated space in terminals at Berlin’s new airport

Establishment of the airlines’ location for flight operations has begun at Berlin Brandenburg (BER) Airport as the airport and its partners prepare for operations next year. With just under a year and a half before the October 2020 opening, the establishment of the airlines’ location for f...

Lufthansa Airlines introduces facial recognition at Miami International Airport

Miami International Airport (MIA) has introduced facial recognition technology for check-in and passport security on flights from Miami. Lufthansa Airlines is the first airline to replace boarding passes with cameras. As part of the airport’s launch of biometric exit technology last week, pas...

Lufthansa and Fraport extend ground handling partnership at Frankfurt Airport

Fraport Ground Services will provide ground handling services to Lufthansa aircraft for another seven years after the two signed an agreement to extend their partnership. The two companies signed a respective contract on December 20,  to become effective on 1 January, 2019, and run until 31 Ma...

Report finds aircraft tugs market sales to grow strongly

The aircraft tugs market continues on an impressive trajectory, with global sales estimated to increase by nearly 400 units in 2018 over 2017, according to a recently published study. A combination of several factors, ranging from rising procurement costs to concerns regarding ground support ineffi...

Lufthansa mourns passing of former CEO, Wolfgang Mayrhuber

Wolfgang Mayrhuber, former Chairman and CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, passed away last Saturday, December 1st, 2018, at the age of 71, due to a serious illness. Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Lufthansa Group, expressed his deep sympathy on behalf of the 134,000 employees of t...

Fraport and Lufthansa co-testing remote-controlled aircraft tug

Fraport Ground Services has joined forces with Lufthansa to co-test a remote-controlled aircraft tug at Frankfurt Airport using the electric vehicle manufactured by Mototok International. Key test partner Lufthansa is supplying aircraft for the pushback, a procedure during which the e-tug pushes th...

Lufthansa expands tech-assisted passenger experience improvements

Lufthansa is expanding how it uses technology to improve on passenger experience by expanding what it offers through its partner app AirlineCheckins. Today, more than 40,000 registered customers from 132 countries are automatically checked in at over 220 airlines worldwide. The individual seating ...

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