The chicken or the egg? Air capacity may be returning, but fewer frequencies is becoming a common thread of the recovery that will concern corporate travellers

Everybody has their own opinion on the popular ‘Chicken-and-egg’ metaphoric adjective which describes situations where it is not clear which of two events should be…..

With 65 years of traffic growth wiped out in under 65 days, where now for the Lufthansa Group?

Lufthansa Group held its first ever virtual annual general meeting on 05-May-2020, with around 10,000 shareholders dialling-in. Chairman and CEO Carsten Spohr had the unenviable…..

Coronavirus effect on air transport is ‘likely to be temporary,’ says IATA, with airlines expected to ‘weather the storm in the long term’

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said history indicates that the coronavirus is unlikely to have a long-term effect on air travel demand. In…..

Lufthansa boosts A380 operations out of Munich; aircraft to be equally split between Munich and Frankfurt hubs from Summer 2020

German national carrier Lufthansa will split its Airbus A380 equally between its two hubs from summer 2020 as it works to find the optimum routes…..

LCCs are ‘environmentally irresponsible for the industry’, 737 MAX certification concerns and JetBlue’s London airport dilemma – news from the IATA AGM in Seoul

The big headlines from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) AGM in Seoul, South Korea will focus on the expected reduced profitability of the airline…..

Lufthansa’s new short-haul seat is more about standardisation and efficiency, but it does offer benefits for the connected traveller

It is hard to get excited when you read about airlines introducing “innovative seats” that will “make travelling even more comfortable” when it relates to…..

Airlines investing in airports – a rare breed, but there’s actually more than you’d think

There has been a lot of talk recently about airlines investing in airports. Is it a new trend? Is it even manageable? Well, the CAPA…..

Video of the week – Airline perspectives from the CAPA Americas Aviation Summit

In Mar-2019 delegates at the CAPA – Centre for Aviation Americas Aviation Summit discussed many of the key issues impacting the aviation and travel sectors…..

Transatlantic Turmoil? Schedule data for summer 2019 shows falling frequencies and negligible capacity growth in North Atlantic skies

After its largest seasonal rise this decade during the past winter 2018/2019, current trans-Atlantic flight schedules for summer 2019 show the first year-on-year summer declines…..

Lufthansa invests in artificial intelligence partnership with Hopper to help predict flight demand

The Lufthansa Group and the Lufthansa Innovation Hub have entered into a research alliance with Canadian travel technology specialist Hopper focused on the subject of…..

In the clouds – the terms most commonly used to describe some of the world’s most popular airlines

All travellers have a preference of airline they would rather fly, hotel they would rather stay, even airport they would prefer to use. Even when…..