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Company Watch - Lufthansa Group.

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Boeing's decision to abandon its Connexion project is not going down well with the airlines. Etihad has followed Lufthansa in publicly getting annoyed with Boeing. "Our experience with Connexion is very good and our guests are keen to use it. We are talking to Boeing in terms of short and long-term solutions by looking at a number of options," said Ian Fergusson-Brown, spokesman for Etihad Airways. "The airline is keen to meet customer expectations and our goal is to put the system into the backs of the seats. This is important for our guests to access the Internet," Brown told Gulf News. Currently, Connexion by Boeing is fitted on Etihad's Boeing 777 aircraft and plans are under way to introduce the system on the Airbus fleet. Other airlines, including Korean, are talking about compensation. Aug 26, 2006

Lufthansa CityLine took delivery yesterday of an 84-seat CRJ900, the first of a dozen that will come into the fleet this year. They will be replacing 50-seat CRJs as the company continues reconfiguring its fleet. "With the new aircraft model, Lufthansa CityLine is taking a major step forward economically and technologically and is thus ideally prepared to face up to the future competition," MD Thomas Drager said. First destinations for the new type include Munich, Brussels, Lyon, Munster/Osnabruck, Nice, Oslo and Geneva. In 2005, CityLine carried some 6.5 million passengers with its fleet of 80 regional jets. Aug 23, 2006

Lufthansa will launch services from Hamburg to Moscow Sheremetyevo (four-times-weekly from Oct. 30), Geneva (daily from Oct. 29), Innsbruck (twice-weekly from Dec. 21) and Palma (thrice-weekly from Feb. 17). Aug 25, 2006

Lufthansa Says Unable To Resume Beirut Flights. Lufthansa said it was no longer able to resume its five weekly flights to Beirut from August 23. Aug 22, 2006

Lufthansa said it has developed a new "corporate sound" that will be played for customers holding on the phone and on radio and TV ads, as well as when passengers board aircraft. Aug 21, 2006

Lufthansa Systems signed a contract with Virgin Atlantic Airways to provide the UK carrier with its ProfitLine/Price IT pricing solution. Aug 21, 2006
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