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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# lufthansa

Last year
# ghost flights
Why near-empty 'ghost flights' aren't a major concern for climate campaigners
Misleading headlines about Lufthansa flying thousands of empty planes have been reported in recent weeks.
All time
# Turbulent Times
Ryanair expects passenger numbers to fall by nearly 50% this year
The low-cost airline is preparing to lose €200 million in the first quarter as a result of Covid-19.
# urgent assistance
Man resuscitated after suspected cardiac arrest on flight diverted to Shannon
The plane was met by paramedics and airport staff when it landed.
# lufthansa
Transatlantic flight forced to divert to Shannon over 'abusive passenger'
The flight crew requested to divert to Dublin Airport to have a male passenger “off-loaded”.
# lufthansa
Passenger jet makes emergency landing in Dublin due to crack in windscreen
Lufthansa flight LH-978 was en route to Dublin from Frankfurt when the crew declared an emergency.
CityJet strike averted, but more bad news for people flying to Germany
German carrier Lufthansa has cancelled 900 flights.
# grounded
Flights to and from Dublin cancelled after Lufthansa pilots strike
It is Lufthansa’s 14th strike since April 2014.
# flight lh 444
'Lack of Dublin hotel rooms' forces flight back to Germany after medical emergency
A female patient on her way to Atlanta is understood to have been taken to Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.
Irish MEP left behind in Dublin Airport by Lufthansa
Seán Kelly had been booked on the flight and had paid for his ticket well in advance. And he’s not happy with what happened…
# alps crash
Germanwings co-pilot 'tried out' descent on previous flight
An interim report to be published today says Andreas Lubitz practiced a descent on a previous outbound flight.
# andreas lubitz
Lufthansa gives emails on Germanwings co-pilot's depression to investigators
It included correspondence to his flight training school.
# Germanwings
Police search home of co-pilot who's believed to have crashed plane
French authorities believe 28-year-old Andreas Lubitz deliberately brought down the plane, killing all 150 people on board.
# Germanwings
Germanwings: One pilot 'locked out' of cockpit before crash
“You can hear he is trying to smash the door down.”
# Travel Chaos
Flights to Germany cancelled as 10,000 Lufthansa pilots strike
A small number of flights to and from Ireland have had to be cancelled due to the strike which is causing major disruption in Germany.
# empty threat
Russia's threatening to block its airspace - Irish airlines say it's grand
If Russia did press ahead with a ban, it would have an impact on some European airlines, but this move would likely hurt Russia more than anyone.
# Jobswatch
400 jobs to go at Lufthansa Technik in ‘devastating’ blow
Workers had been warned last month that the company faced closure as revenues declined.
# lufthansa
“You could hear a pin drop” – 400 jobs at risk at Lufthansa Technik in Dublin
The company said it will now begin immediate negotiations with trade unions.
# Bad news
Fears for jobs at Lufthansa Technik as staff called to meeting
The 400 plus positions at the Irish operation in Rathcoole are in jeopardy.
# Strike
Strike action sees Lufthansa flights cancelled across Europe
Dozens of flights to and from Ireland and the UK have been affected, with Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf and Hamburg airports all targeted by the strikes.
# Industrial Relations
Lufthansa flights cancelled as staff strikes commence
Workers at Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne have walked out.
# Dublin Airport
Off-duty pilot helps to land Lufthansa plane at Dublin Airport
A Boeing 747 en route to Frankfurt made an emergency landing at Dublin Airport yesterday morning after one of the pilots became incapacitated with a migraine.
# Strike
Lufthansa cabin crews go on strike
The crew were called on to strike again today by the Independent Flight Attendants Organisation. The dispute centres on a pay rise and the use of temporary cabin staff.
# Strike
Lufthansa cancels 64 flights after cabin crew walkout
The eight hour strike follows a breakdown of talks between the airline and trade union UFO over pay increases and temporary staff.
# Plane
Plane diverted over "strange smell"
This is the second time in two days that a plane has been diverted because of a strange smell on board.
# Air Travel
German air traffic controllers appeal court ruling banning strike action
3,400 flight controllers were due to stop work for six hours tomorrow – but a German court has banned the strike.
# Lufthansa Technik
Lufthansa Technik meeting over Dublin jobs fears
Over 460 workers at Rathcoole-based plant told earlier this week that their jobs were in danger over an overtime ban.
# Israel
Pro-Palestinian activists blocked from flying into Israel
Hundreds of activists are expected to arrive at Ben Gurion airport at the weekend. Israel has asked foreign airlines to block blacklisted travellers.
# Lufthansa Technik
Fears for Dublin jobs over industrial dispute
Lufthansa Technik Airmotive dispute saw workers’ unions introduce overtime ban three months ago, which the company claims is harming operations.
# Air Travel
Boeing unveil new jet in bid to boost sales
The new 747 jetliner is the world’s longest and will seat 467 passengers.