Lufthansa has already tried its hand at budget flying with the short-haul Germanwings service, which is now being merged into the new Eurowings business. (

Ryanair is set to fly more passengers than Lufthansa for the first time this year, heaping pressure on the German carrier to make a success of Eurowin(...)

French gendarmes and investigators work in the scattered debris of the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in the French Alps above the southeastern town of Seyne. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat /AFP/Getty Images

Germany is planning legislation requiring random drug and alcohol testing of pilots, hoping to reduce the risk of a repeat of the Germanwings crash in(...)

A flight at Munich’s international airport, Germany, November 9th, 2015. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

All-day strikes by Lufthansa cabin crew at three German airports has lead to the cancellation of some flights to and from Dublin Airport on Monday. Th(...)

A Lufthansa pilot with a button reading “we are on strike” in Frankfurt.  Photo: AFP PHOTO /  BORIS ROESSLER

Cabin crews with German airline Lufthansa have begun a week of strikes with a nine-hour walkout in Frankfurt and Dusseldorf after talks with the airli(...)

German airline Lufthansa aircrafts sit on the tarmac of the airport in Munich as Lufthansa’s pilots are on strike. Pilots at German airline Lufthansa said they will strike for two days this week. Photograph: AFP Photo

Lufthansa failed in a legal bid to halt a pilot strike planned for today which has resulted in about 1,000 flights being cancelled, as the airline’s d(...)

Lufthansa plans to operate 90 out of about 170 planned long-haul flights on Tuesday. Photograph: Boris Roessler/AFP/Getty Images

Lufthansa cancelled just under half of its long-haul flights planned for Tuesday after pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) called an all-day strike(...)

Memorial to the victims of the Germanwings Airbus A320 crash. US law provides for large payouts for emotional damages. File photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

The families of passengers killed in the Germanwings crash will take legal action against Lufthansa in the US after rejecting the carrier’s compensati(...)

A Lufthansa aircraft  (foreground) and a plane of the company’s Germanwings subsidiary at Dusseldorf airport. Lufthansa  said its compensation offer went beyond legal guidelines. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

The families of 18 German schoolchildren killed last March in the Germanwings air crash have rejected a compensation offer from the airline’s parent c(...)

French ecology minister Ségolène Royal has already become a central figure in the presidency of her former partner François Hollande. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Revenge is a dish best eaten cold. A decade ago, Ségolène Royal watched helplessly as Valérie Trierweiler, a journalist at Paris Match magazine who(...)

A commemoration for the victims of the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps. Photograph: Jean Christophe Magnenet/AFP/Getty Images

Lawyers representing families bereaved by the Germanwings air crash have described an offer of compensation made by Lufthansa as “divisive and unfair”(...)