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End of an era: Boeing 747 takes last US commercial flight

NEW YORK: The Boeing 747, the original jumbo jet that was the favorite American presidents and key to affordable mass market air travel in the United States, will pass into aviation history this week. Nearly 50 years after the its debut, the 747 will take its final commercial flight with an American carrier Tuesday on…

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December 17, 2017


Lufthansa cancels flights as Paris staff call in sick

FRANKFURT: German airline Lufthansa cancelled four flights to and from Paris after most of its workers there called in sick on Thursday morning, a spokesman for the company said.Some passengers due to fly to Paris from Frankfurt were taken there by bus, the spokesman said, adding flight operations had returned to normal by the afternoon….

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December 26, 2013


Lufthansa grounded by strike at German airports

FRANKFURT: Lufthansa was virtually grounded on Monday, Germany's largest airline cancelling nearly all of its flights because of a second strike in a month over workers' pay.Lufthansa scrapped 1,700 flights, leaving only about 30 running, after all-day strike action was announced at Germany's biggest airports, including Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg.Unlike other strikes over the past…

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April 22, 2013


Erdogan signals Turkish Air, Lufthansa “joint management”

ISTANBUL: Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) and Turkish Airlines (THYAO.IS) should deepen their existing ties, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, but it was not immediately clear what he meant and both companies declined to make specific comment.The airline world has seen a flurry of partnerships recently as carriers band together to counter tough market conditions.Turkish…

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November 3, 2012


Lufthansa ends labor strikes, agrees on arbitration

FRANKFURT: Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) has ended a run of strikes which had led to the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights after conceding to a key demand by organised labor, with both sides agreeing to seek arbitration next week.”We hope that this step will help UFO to join us in constructive talks to come up with…

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September 8, 2012


Lufthansa cancels hundreds of flights as strikes hit

FRANKFURT: Deutsche Lufthansa, Germany's biggest airline, canceled hundreds of flights in Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich on Tuesday as cabin crew launched a second round of strikes in a row over pay and conditions. The strike action follows a walkout on Friday that left 26,000 passengers stranded and caused millions of euros in lost revenues. “It…

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September 4, 2012


Lufthansa cancels 64 flights as strike begins

FRANKFURT: Lufthansa cancelled 64 flights at its main hub Frankfurt on Friday as cabin crew began the first of a series of strikes over pay and cost cuts in a busy holiday season. The eight-hour industrial action, following the breakdown of 13 months of negotiations between Germany's largest airline and trade union UFO, is due…

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August 31, 2012


Lufthansa cargo crashes in Riyadh, pilots hospitalised

RIYADH: A cargo plane belonging to the German carrier Lufthansa crashed on landing at Riyadh airport on Tuesday, with the pilots hospitalised, Saudi television reported. “The plane's pilot and co-pilot were hospitalised,” said Al-Arabiya, a Saudi-financed news channel. It said the aircraft broke up into two on landing after smoke was seen coming from the…

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July 27, 2010

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