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Lufthansa delays Brussels Airlines acquisition decision after attacks

Apr 28, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Lufthansa chief executive Carsten Spohr explains that Brussels Airlines must first prioritize the restoration of flight operations

epa05279529 An Airbus A-320 plane (front) and an Airbus A-330 plane (back) of Brussels airlines on the runway at Brussels Airport in Brussels, Belgium, 27 April 2016. When presenting the results of the Lufthansa on March 17, its head of finance, Simone Menne, had indicated that a decision on the purchase or not Brussels Airlines (SN) would be taken in the first half. And to clarify later that it would be on 27 April. Meanwhile, there were the attacks of March 22, which included hit SN and it appears possible that the decision be postponed. But maybe not only for matters of uncertainty about the future of the Belgian company. We know that Lufthansa owns 45 per cent stake in SN Airholding, parent company of Brussels Airlines. She has a right of recovery of all the shares which runs until 2018. The sum to pay in this case falls within an articulated calculation around a complex formula sprung from the head who was Michel Meyfroidt CFO and co-CEO (with Bernard Gustin) SN. It takes into account many parameters, including the results of the Belgian company during the past three years. EPA/LAURENT DUBRULE

Low oil price sends Lufthansa profits soaring

Mar 17, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Last year was emotionally challenging says the German airline s chief executive but it was a good year in economic terms

epa05001651 (FILE) A file photo datewd 07 September 2012 showing planes of airline Lufthansa seen on a runway of the airport in Duesseldorf, Germany. Lufthansa on 29 October 2015 lifted its full-year earnings forecast as it bounced back from a September pilots strike. Its third-quarter earnings were helped by the low cost of aviation fuel and an unexpected surge in travel during the Northern Hemisphere's summer. They rose 51 per cent from the same quarter a year ago to 1.2 billion euros (1.3 billion dollars). Chief executive Carsten Spohr said earnings for the year would be in the range of 1.75 billion to 1.95 billion euros, provided there is no fresh strike. Previously, he had said earnings would be at least 1.5 billion euros. EPA/FEDERICO GAMBARINI

Lufthansa chief visits crash area as 'cabin video' emerges

Apr 01, 2015 - 10:58 PM

Meanwhile authorities are set to start gathering the personal belongings of victims at the remote crash site

FACING THE MEDIA. Germanwings CEO Thomas Winkelmann (L) and Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr (R) speak at a press conference as they visit the air crash memorial in Le Vernet, south-eastern France, 01 April 2015. Sebastien Nogier/EPA

Lufthansa says Germanwings co-pilot admitted 'severe depression'

Apr 01, 2015 - 8:27 AM

Lufthansa which owns Germanwings admits the 27 year old Andreas Lubitz had told the company in 2009 about his illness after interrupting his flight training

CENTER OF INVESTIGATION. A picture made available 27 March 2015 shows Andreas Lubitz, co-pilot of Germanwings flight 4U9525, running during the Aerportrace in Hamburg, Germany, 13 September 2009. Foto-Team-Mueller/EPA

Lufthansa cancels 60th anniversary celebrations over Germanwings crash

Mar 31, 2015 - 8:38 PM

A memorial service for the 150 people who died in last week s crash will be held in Cologne Cathedral on April 17

CRASH SITE. Wreckage and debris lie on the mountain slopes after the crash of the Germanwings Airbus A320 over the French Alps, France, 24 March 2015. Thomas Koehler/ Amt/dpa/Handout/EPA

BBL prospects, Germanwings pilot, Mayweather-Pacquiao | The wRap

Mar 27, 2015 - 7:43 PM

Aquino announces new prospects for the Bangsamoro Basic Law The Germanwings pilot suffered from depression A boxing announcer says Mayweather Pacquiao could end in a draw