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Lufthansa Saved

Lufthansa Saved

Lufthansa shareholders yesterday approved a bailout package from the German government worth €9 billion (£8.1 billion/$10 billion) after earlier doubt that the plan would be passed. Earlier in the week, a major shareholder alarmed the government and airline suggesting...
US Agrees to Increased Access for Chinese Carriers.

US Agrees to Increased Access for Chinese Carriers.

The tit-for-tat squabble between the US and Chinese civil aviation authorities has all the dignity of a playground fight. A few lifetimes ago, the US banned flights from China for fear of importing the coronavirus, notwithstanding that it is far more likely that the...
European Union to Ban US Tourists?

European Union to Ban US Tourists?

Back in March, the US banned passengers from the European Union, even those merely in transit. These restrictions remain in place with no end date in sight. But now visitors from the United States may be banned from entering the European Union for the same reason—the...
Lufthansa Bailout Woes

Lufthansa Bailout Woes

Most airlines around the world are either on the road to bankruptcy or relying on some form of (usually very substantial) government assistance. Few are in such trouble—and are having such difficulties—as the German flag-carrier. Lufthansa (LH) is to shed 22,000 jobs,...
Economy Lie Flat Seats?

Economy Lie Flat Seats?

Imagine sometime in the future you have ‘slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings‘. You’re on a long-haul—let’s say London to Hong Kong–in economy with the rest of us. And on one of the best airlines in the world. The service is...