Lufthansa rolls out first B747-400 in revised livery

Lufthansa rolls out first B747-400 in revised livery

Lufthansa has rolled out the first Boeing 747-400 painted in its new livery, with the aircraft scheduled to fly between Frankfurt and Toronto today. The German carrier unveiled its updated livery in February, but was quickly forced to make adjustments over concerns that the main blue could appear too dark. The new “Lufthansa Blue” replaces the traditional yellow colouring, though the airline has opted to keep the iconic crane image. Lufthansa posted a photo of…

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EasyJet and Lufthansa submit bids for Alitalia

EasyJet and Lufthansa submit bids for Alitalia

EasyJet and Lufthansa have expressed renewed interest in Italian airline Alitalia. The British budget carrier announced it has submitted a proposal with a ‘consortium’ of other airlines, while Lufthansa has set out ideas for restructuring the failing airline. EasyJet did not name the other airlines involved in the expression of interest. A statement on its corporate site says: “Given the nature of the process, the content of the expression of interest is subject to confidentiality. There…

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Air France and Lufthansa cancel hundreds of flights ahead of strikes

Air France and Lufthansa cancel hundreds of flights ahead of strikes

Air France and Lufthansa are preparing for separate strike action in their home countries, with both carriers cancelling hundreds of flights. After facing two days of stoppages in the last few weeks, Air France is set for a fresh round of strikes. The airline says it plans to operate around 75 per cent of its scheduled flights, including 63 per cent of its long-haul services. Passengers whose flights haven’t yet been cancelled are being warned to…

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Ryanair finalising takeover bid for Alitalia, says CEO Michael O’Leary

Ryanair finalising takeover bid for Alitalia, says CEO Michael O’Leary

Ryanair is in the process of preparing a takeover bid for Italy’s bankrupt airline Alitalia but has no interest in failing German carrier Air Berlin, according to its chief executive, Michael O’Leary. Alitalia was put up for sale earlier this year after its request to be put in administration was finally approved by the Italian government, despite the country having pumped nearly £6bn into the airline over a decade. It came as employees rejected a…

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