The CoronaVirus crisis is causing cuts at one of the biggest airlines around the globe. Lufthansa has decided to ground a large chunk of their A380, 747-400 and A340 fleet, apart from cuts across group airlines, closing down one brand and grounding many single aisle aircraft as well.
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Lufthansa, as one of the biggest aviation groups globally, is planning to take unprecedented steps to counter the CoronaVirus has on its financials. The airline plans to cancel up to 50% of their flights and ground their entire A380 fleet in the coming days.
Lufthansa, in a bout of expansion, has decided to add flights between Munich and Bangalore in the coming days, with the first flight taking off in the 2020 Summer Schedule between the two cities.
Lufthansa will no longer fly the A380 to Delhi from January 2020. Instead, it will fly a 747-400 without a first class cabin. Good news is, Lufthansa will roster a premium heavy 747-8 featuring a first class cabin on this route from March 29, 2020.
At the 2019 Lufthansa Capital Markets Day, Lufthansa may have slipped the cat out of the bag about the new Premium Economy seat for their Boeing 777X planes. Here are the details.
The Lufthansa Fleet ordered 20 A350 and 20 787-9. Lufthansa group already has 13 A350, 2 777-300ER and 20 777-9 yet to be delivered, and will now lose the A380s.
Lufthansa is taking time off for the holidays, by reducing flights from most Indian stations to Germany in the period of December 25 to January 1. Air France is scaling down operations for the holidays as well.
PrivatAir had filed for insolvency yesterday. With this new development, Lufthansa has temporarily closed bookings for Pune to Frankfurt route which PrivatAir was supposed to operate from February 4, 2019.
Lufthansa’s Frankfurt to Pune service was initially recently taken over by a Lufthansa A319 with no business class. So it is good news that Lufthansa is putting back a 737 Boeing Business Jet on this flight in February 2019.
It’s not often when you read a 5 star Skytrax airline like Lufthansa and Poor man’s Business class together. Lufthansa is all set to restart the Pune to Frankfurt route from November 1, 2018. They are now offering a princely 3 seats for the price of 1 in Business Class.
Lufthansa used to operate a flight between Pune and Frankfurt using a Boeing 737. They cancelled that contract and stopped the flights to Pune. Looks like they have come up with a creative but sad solution. They will use an Airbus A319 with intra-Europe Business class to operate this route from November 1.