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Consolidating aviation: Europe needs to seize opportunities
With some 240 airlines, Europe’s aviation market consists of many players. Rapidly growing airlines from Asia and the Middle East are further fuelling competition with foreign markets. This development is undercutting Europe’s aviation system: The EU airline market needs to properly consolidate in order to maintain its competitiveness over the long term.
Airlines for Europe (A4E): Priorities for Europe’s airline association
Guest column by Thomas Reynaert, Managing Director of Airlines for Europe (A4E).
Mutual benefit: The key to sustainable worldwide competition
For now, some major Gulf carriers are reigning in their mega growth to Europe-bound routes – a result of massive overcapacities in the Middle East and Turkey. These airlines have been systematically creating said overcapacities for more than a decade – and in doing so causing tremendous, lasting harm to a functioning world aviation system.
A350 in Munich: Home of the most efficient long-haul aircraft
The Lufthansa Group is upgrading its fleet, with the stationing of the brand-new Airbus A350-900 in Munich being the most recent milestone. Lufthansa has ordered a total of 25 kerosene-saving A350s, making it a Europe-wide leader – and clearly demonstrating Germany’s role as an aviation hub.
Agreement: Lufthansa and pilots focus on growth together
Mid-March saw Lufthansa and pilot trade union Vereinigung Cockpit reach an agreement in a long disputed pay-scale and pension issue. The breakthrough has created prospects for new growth.
Lufthansa Cargo: Airline aims for growth and digital solutions
Air cargo plays a key role in Germany’s economy, and it’s a growing trend. As Europe’s largest cargo airline and a pioneer in digitalisation, Lufthansa Cargo is stepping up to hold its own on the highly competitive air-cargo market – with quality and targeted growth.
Aircraft noise: “Frequent complainers” distorting the picture
Fewer and fewer people are complaining about aircraft noise at Frankfurt airport – a development reflecting successful noise-prevention measures. At the same time, the number of complaints received has reached new heights, with “multiple and frequent complainers” trying to turn the mood against the airport.
++ 2017: Lufthansa Group employs over 3,000 new staff ++ University education: New prospects for refuguees ++ IT Security: Hackers test the Lufthansa Group ++ New contacts for Brussels and Russia ++ more ...