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”(...)

Carsten Spohr of Lufthansa: chief executive said he was optimistic that a deal could be reached with cabin crew union UFO over pay and pensions. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Lufthansa and cabin crew union UFO are holding talks on whether to resume negotiations over pay and pensions in a bid to stave off what could be immin(...)

Connectivity during flights set to take offThe internet of things, when physical objects are connected to the internet, is going to play a key role in(...)

“The consolidation of airlines is probably the strongest argument for the sell-off of the State’s stake in Aer Lingus. Yet airline mergers have yet to prove a financial success. Iberia and the largest airline group in Europe, Lufthansa, are struggling.” Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

Aer Lingus is back in the spotlight since the British Airways parent IAG formally announced the terms of its offer for the airline last week, valuing (...)

Callling for a new European aviation strategy in Brussels on Wednesday were (l-r): Air France-KLM chief executive officer Alexandre de Juniac, easyJet chief executive officer Carolyn McCall, Lufthansa chief executive officer Carsten Spohr and Ryanair chief executive officer Michael O’Leary. (Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters)

Europe’s five leading airlines, many of them fierce business rivals, joined together to propose an aviation strategy that they say is needed if they’(...)

The co-pilot of Germanwings flight 4U9525 Andreas Lubitz  is suspected of having crashed the flight. Photograph: Getty

A French prosecutor on Thursday formally opened a criminal inquiry into the crash of a Germanwings jetliner. A panel of judges has been appointed to (...)

 A special  Lufthansa Cargo plane  from Marseille, France, carrying the remains of some of the Germanwings plane crash victims arrives at Duesseldorf airport.  Photograph: EPA  2:34

The coffins of 15 school pupils killed in the Germanwings plane crash are to leave Dusseldorf airport in a hearse convoy and travel to the town of Hal(...)

Lufthansa to charge GDS users Lufthansa Airline Group intends to change the cost of booking travel by charging the end-user for the cost of distributi(...)

HSBC: the new   plan from Europe’s biggest bank failed to impress markets after investors  questioned whether its pledge to shed almost 50,000 jobs would be enough to lift earnings. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

European shares fell yesterday on weak economic data out of China and uncertainty about Greece’s debt negotiations. US stocks were little changed af(...)

People cast their shadows as they stand near a stela commemorating the victims of the Germanwings Airbus A320 crash in the village of Le Vernet, southeastern France. Photograph: Jean Christophe Magnenet/AFP/Getty Images

The remains of some of the 150 people who died in the crash of a Germanwings jet in the French Alps will be returned to relatives early next week, Luf(...)