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Company Watch - Lufthansa Group.

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Lufthansa Cargo looks to modernize as competition heats up. Lufthansa Cargo is evaluating replacement of its 19 MD-11 freighters, which have an average age of eight years, as it looks to brace itself for tough competition in the years ahead. Lufthansa 's Koepfle didn't specify a possible replacement type but admitted, "there is not much choice anyway." The 747-400ERF, 747-8 or 777F are LHC's most realistic options. Koepfle also said the 747 must have a nose door to be considered and that LHC no longer wants a mixed freighter fleet and is not interested in passenger-to-freighter conversions like several of the MD-11Fs it currently operates. He is not interested in the A380F: "So far, only integrators like FedEx have ordered the A380F. Jul 14, 2006

Lufthansa wants to increase the number of long-haul destinations it serves from Munich from 18 to 40 by the end of the decade, an LH spokesperson said. Jul 14, 2006

Lufthansa flew 9.83 billion RPKs in June, a 0.5% drop from the year-ago month. Capacity fell 0.7% to 12.6 billion ASKs and load factor rose 0.2 point to 78%. Jul 12, 2006

Lufthansa chose SAS Ground Services Finland Oy for its ground handling services at Helsinki Vantaa. The three-year agreement goes into effect Aug. 15. LH operates eight flights per day from the airport. Jul 10, 2006

South African Airways and Lufthansa were fined yesterday by South Africa's Competition Tribunal for anticompetitive behavior. SAA agreed to the fines in May for allegedly colluding with LH to fix ticket prices on flights between Cape Town, Johannesburg and Frankfurt. SAA will pay ZAR40 million ($5.6 million) while Lufthansa agreed to pay ZAR8.5 million. In a separate case, SAA was fined ZAR20 million by the tribunal for allegedly colluding with South African carriers SA Express, Comair and SA Airlink to fix fuel surcharges on domestic flight tickets. Jul 13, 2006
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