Air Berlin

Last Call 4/25: airberlin Bankruptcy topbonus Miles Compensation Request

If you have some miles sitting in defunct airberlin’s topbonus program, you may have been treated to emails from their insolvency administrator.<p>A …

Compensation

More Misery: Failing Virgin Plane Engines Need Emergency Runways

Related: Virgin Atlantic<p>I have already detailed the disaster that Virgin is having with it’s Dreamliners. The saga of Virgin’s faulty Rolls-Royce …

Engines

Cologne seeks to offset Eurowings long-haul withdrawal

Cologne airport is bracing for the loss of 750,000 passengers next summer following Eurowings decision to relocate its long-haul services to …

Long Haul

Lufthansa: well grounded

The notion of a 28-hour working week and hefty pay rises sounds outlandish in Germany, land of punctilious productivity. But unions are serious about …

Lufthansa

Lufthansa to cancel over 800 flights amid mass public sector walkouts

Lufthansa has said it will cancel hundreds of flights on Tuesday, as Germany braces for mass public sector strikes. Germany's largest airport in …

Airports

The Monarch repatriation was an incredible feat, but who will foot the bill next time?

The largest peacetime repatriation of 110,000 stricken air passengers after the collapse of Monarch was an impressive feat, but one the Government would rather not be forced to repeat the next time an airline goes bust. The £60m cost of rescuing British holidaymakers was not politically welcome.<p>In …

Flying

Rejuv Maxx sold me $1,100 in spa services and then closed forever

<i>Kim Wacek sees a great “buy one, get one free” offer on prepaid spa services at a South Florida spa operated by Rejuv Maxx. She spends over $1,100 on</i> …

Consumer Protection

Hilton Honors Makes Changes To Their Airline Partners

Some significant changes will be coming to the Hilton Honors program tomorrow, which I’ve outlined before. Among these changes is that Hilton is …

Hospitality

Last Chance for 11 Hilton Honors Transfer Partners

Big changes are happening in the Hilton Honors program. Most of these were announced well in advance, but there are significant changes to Hilton’s …

Travel

Traveling Between Munich and Berlin

Munich and Berlin are about 600 kilometers (380 miles) apart. But getting to and fro is quite easy for two of the most popular cities among tourists …

Trains

DLD 186: My face is my passport; verify me – Dots, Lines & Destinations

Ryanair made plenty of noise about trying to get in on the Air Berlin bankruptcy shopping spree but never quite pulled the trigger. Until now, …

Los Angeles

How Ryanair is taking over Europe, one country at a time

Love it or hate it, Ryanair is here to stay. And not just for British and Irish fliers. The polarising low-cost airline is taking over Europe.<p>Indeed, the UK isn’t even Ryanair’s biggest market. It operates more flights annually, as it has done since 2014, from Italy. The quirks of travelling with …

Europe

EasyJet chief says European airline shakeup is not over

The European aviation sector is likely to see further consolidation after a number of airline bankruptcies, the new chief executive of British …

Aviation

easyJet expects to grow passengers in Germany by 10 million this year

In Berlin alone, the budget airline expects to have 60 percent more passengers, or 5.6 million, in 2018 thanks to the bankruptcy of a former …

Germany

Watch: Virgin Atlantic Transforms Old Air Berlin A330s, New Business Layouts w/ “Love Suite”

Earlier this month, Virgin Atlantic welcomed four former Air Berlin A330-200s to its fleet. Virgin purchased the aircraft month’s earlier after Air …

Virgin Atlantic

Launch of new routes means Easyjet is now Berlin's largest airline

Easyjet has branded itself as Berlin’s “home airline” following the launch of its largest-ever summer schedule that will see eight new routes added …

Transportation (UK)

easyJet confident of securing Middle East, Asian partners for long-haul connections growth

By Sarah Young<p>BERLIN (Reuters) - Britain's easyJet (EZJ.L) said it hopes to add Middle East and Asian carriers to its long-haul connections …

Aviation

ANALYSIS: Airlines jockey for position after Air Berlin's fall

Registration gives you instant free access to FlightGlobal’s news, in-depth analysis, insight and opinion from our global team of experts, and access …

Air Berlin

Brokerage delegates in key role on distressed Etihad bonds

A troubled Luxembourg brokerage has sought outside help to fulfil a crucial role in the restructuring of $1.2bn of structured bonds backed by …

Brokerage

5 Pointers for Picking Insurance Stocks

Rising interest rates and bond returns may be a boon for investors in the insurance industry in the coming years, experts say. That's because the …

Investing

The World’s Best Budget-Friendly Airlines

It's a popular held belief that in life, you get what you pay for, and that's usually true when it comes to budget airlines; with lengthy delays, …

Asia Travel

Routes: Delta, Hong Kong, Lufthansa, Air Tahiti Nui, Norwegian, Air Canada, Frontier

This week's most important air route developments<p>In route news this week, Delta kicks off new A350 transpacific service, details its summer transatlantic schedule with Virgin Atlantic, and revives two domestic routes; Hong Kong Airlines starts San Francisco flights; Lufthansa revives its San Jose …

Flying

Austria's Laudamotion in cooperation deal with Lufthansa | Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian airline Laudamotion will provide up to eight crewed aircraft to Lufthansa’s (LHAG.DE) low-cost carrier Eurowings until the end of May, it said on Friday.<p>FILE PHOTO: A Laudamotion Airbus A320 plane is seen at the airport in Vienna, Austria, March 20, 2018. …

North Africa

Ryanair Buys Niki Lauda Airline in Rare Foray Into Dealmaking

Ryanair Holdings Plc agreed to buy an Austrian airline from former Formula One motor-racing champion Niki Lauda, only the second acquisition in the …

Business (India)

Ryanair partners with Niki Lauda's new airline

Ryanair Holdings PLC RYA has agreed to a partnership with former Formula One champion Niki Lauda under which it will buy up to 75% of Austrian …

Ryanair

Ryanair expands in Germany, Austria with Laudamotion deal

© Reuters. A Ryanair logo is seen on a wing of a passenger aircraft travelling from Madrid International Airport to Bergamo Airport, Italy<p>BERLIN …

Europe

Ryanair buys into Laudamotion

Irish budget carrier Ryanair has announced it's buying a stake in new Austrian leisure airline Laudamotion. The move will help Ryanair secure a …

Aviation

Ryanair Takes Stake in Lauda's New Austrian Airline | Business News | US News

BERLIN (AP) — Budget airline Ryanair says it is taking an initial 24.9 percent stake in an Austrian-based airline being set up by former Formula 1 …

European Union

Ryanair to buy Niki Lauda airline in challenge to Lufthansa | Reuters

BERLIN/DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - Ryanair (RYA.I) has agreed to buy a majority stake in the new Austrian leisure airline founded by former motor racing champion Niki Lauda in a major push on the German and Austrian markets dominated by Lufthansa (LHAG.DE).<p>The Irish airline, Europe’s largest …

North Africa

Lauda to start flying with 14 planes from Germany | Reuters

VIENNA, March 16 (Reuters) - Niki Lauda will start his new airline Laudamotion, the former Air Berlin unit Niki, on March 25 with flights from Germany, the group said on Friday.<p>Lauda agreed a deal to buy Niki, a unit of collapsed Air Berlin, in January, beating a rival offer from British …

North Africa