Company Watch - Lufthansa.
Airbus A380 to make first flight to U.S. today An Airbus A380 operated by Germany's Lufthansa is expected to land in New York today at 12:30 p.m. For Airbus, the A380's first flight to the U.S. is a chance to prove the plane will be ready for the first deliveries scheduled for October. It also hopes to show off the plane to U.S. carriers. United Airlines and Northwest Airlines are considered potential customers. Mar 19, 2007
Lufthansa extends Private Jet pact German flag carrier Lufthansa is eying expansion of its Private Jet service to the Middle East and the Asia Pacific as demand for the top-end service, operated as a joint venture with Europe's largest business jet operator NetJets Europe, continues to soar. Mar 21, 2007
Lufthansa Chairman and CEO Wolfgang Mayrhuber said last week in Washington that the tentative open skies accord reached by the US and EU is "just a first step" and that the industry must strive for more freedom both in the transatlantic market and globally. EU-US open skies "should be a blueprint" for the global industry and a long-term accord should significantly expand the business flexibility of carriers, he said. "We need the freedom to run our business like any other business, which means we need to have the freedom to merge across borders," he told the US FAA Aviation Forecast Conference. "Do we have the guts, the muscle, the vision to take the next steps?" Mar 20, 2007
Lufthansa is exploring transferring its Moscow airport operation from Sheremeteyvo to Domodedovo. "We are discussing such a move," Lufthansa Executive VP-Marketing and Sales Thierry Antinori told AirguideOnline, adding that an announcement may come this year. DME is making an effort to woo the carrier and a source close to the airport told this website that the move could happen in time for the summer 2008 schedule. Star Alliance member Austrian Airlines switched to DME last month and SAS Scandinavian Airlines may be next, according to the source. LH currently operates 59 weekly flights from SVO to Germany. Mar 21, 2007
Lufthansa Plans Private Jet Service to the Middle East and tAsia Pacific. German flag carrier Lufthansa is eying expansion of its Private Jet service to the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region as demand for the top-end service, operated as a joint venture with Europe's largest business jet operator NetJets Europe, continues to soar. Mar 21, 2007
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Mar 19, 2007
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