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The German flagship carrier expects €900 million in extra expenses for fuel next year

Germany’s biggest carrier Lufthansa said it would raise its number of flights more modestly than peers this season after missing profit estimates for(...)

 Last month Norwegian Air  stock took an upward jolt amidst speculation it may be acquired by Lufthansa. Photograph: Getty Images

MONDAY Indicators: Irish construction PMI (June); new vehicles licensed (June); German exports and imports (May). TUESDAY Results: PepsiCo. Ind(...)

Bjorn Kjos, Norwegian’s chief executive and joint biggest shareholder, has said: “We are happy to have IAG as an investor. Needless to say, they are not the only interested party that has approached us.”

Shares in Norwegian Air rose 10 per cent after the chief executive of rival Lufthansa said his company was interested in buying the Scandinavian low-c(...)

Former employees of the German airline Air Berlin demonstrate near the chancellery in Berlin this week. Their future is uncertain. Photograph: EPA

The German cartel office has asked national airline Lufthansa for information on ticket prices after receiving complaints over rising fares following (...)

Lufthansa has agreed a deal to buy large parts of insolvent local rival Air Berlin and has submitted an offer for some of struggling carrier Alitalia’s operations. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

German airline Lufthansa gave a more upbeat assessment of revenue trends to the end of the year, with the carrier benefiting from solid passenger dema(...)

A Lufthansa airliner parks next to the Air Berlin aircraft at Tegel airport in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Lufthansa reinforced its position as Germany’s largest airline on Thursday by signing a €210 million deal to buy large parts of insolvent Air Berlin. (...)

Air Berlin filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday after shareholder Etihad Airways withdrew funding. Photograph: Reuters

A first round of formal talks for the sale of insolvent German airline Air Berlin’s assets will be held with its bigger local rival Lufthansa on Frida(...)

Traders work in front of the German share price index in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Reuters

Markets fell on Tuesday as investors held fire in the face of a series of risks including Thursday’s general election in the UK, the European Central (...)

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker  plans to launch a Dublin to Doha service in June.

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker says the day could come when airline safety rules will require passengers to fly in their underwear. It’s(...)

The pilots’ strike is their 14th walkout since early 2014

German airline Lufthansa cancelled around 830 flights on Friday because of a strike by pilots, with long-haul journeys facing disruption over the week(...)

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