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Lufthansa cancels 800 flights Tuesday in German airport strikes

Frankfurt Am Main - German airline giant Lufthansa said it will cancel "more than 800" flights Tuesday as public-sector workers walk out on strike for more pay, hobbling major airports like Frankfurt.

Lufthansa cancels 800 flights Tuesday in German airport strikes

Frankfurt Am Main - German airline giant Lufthansa said it will cancel "more than 800" flights Tuesday as public-sector workers walk out on strike for more pay, hobbling major airports like Frankfurt.

Austria's Niki in trouble as Lufthansa drops bid

Berlin - Austrian airline Niki said Wednesday that it would stop flying from Thursday after German giant Lufthansa gave up plans to buy it from bankrupt Air Berlin in the face of EU competition concerns.

Lufthansa pilots' strike forces airline to axe 1,700 flights

Frankfurt Am Main - A renewed pilots' strike will ground around 1,700 flights at European aviation giant Lufthansa on Tuesday and Wednesday, the group said, as a long-running and costly battle over pay drags on.

Lufthansa pilots plan new strikes Tuesday and Wednesday

Berlin - Pilots at German flag carrier Lufthansa will resume their strike on Tuesday and Wednesday, their union said, as talks over a dispute concerning wages ended without a resolution.

100,000 passengers hit on third day of Lufthansa strike

Berlin - Germany's flagship airline Lufthansa said 830 domestic and European flights were being scrapped on Friday, affecting more than 100,000 passengers, on the third day of a strike by pilots demanding higher pay.

115,000 passengers hit as Lufthansa strike heads into second day

Berlin - Pilots at German flagship carrier Lufthansa stayed away from work for a second straight day Thursday, forcing the airline to scrap 912 flights and grounding 115,000 more passengers.

Lufthansa warns European terror creating turbulence

Frankfurt - German flag carrier Lufthansa warned Tuesday that recent terror attacks in Europe were having a "tangible impact" on business, with second-quarter profits down 17 percent.

German airlines to up medical testing after Germanwings crash

Berlin - Germany will step up surprise tests for airline pilots to detect medications and drugs nearly a year after a Germanwings co-pilot suffering from depression deliberately crashed his plane, the Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported Saturday.

Man subdued on Lufthansa flight after tampering with door

Berlin - Lufthansa crew and passengers overpowered a man who tampered with a cabin door on a Frankfurt-to-Belgrade flight on Sunday, the German carrier said, insisting the safety of the plane had not been threatened.

Alleged NY mobster acquitted over 'Goodfellas' heist

New York - An 80-year-old reputed mobster accused of a spectacular 1978 New York airport heist immortalized in Martin Scorsese's hit movie "Goodfellas" was acquitted Thursday in federal court in Brooklyn.

Lufthansa strike grounds another 100,000 passengers

Berlin - Lufthansa scrapped 930 more flights on Wednesday, grounding 100,000 passengers after a court allowed cabin staff to press on with a strike that is shaping up to be the worst in the German airline's history.

German court backs Lufthansa crew strike

Berlin - A German court gave the green light for Lufthansa's cabin staff to continue their strike, in what is set to be the worst industrial action in the history of the country's biggest airline.

Germany's Lufthansa Group says halts Sharm el-Sheikh flights

Berlin - The Lufthansa Group said Thursday it would halt flights by its subsidiaries Eurowings and Edelweiss between Germany and Sharm el-Sheikh, citing "the current situation on the Sinai peninsula".

80-year-old on trial in NY over 'Goodfellas' heist

New York - An 80-year-old alleged gangster went on trial accused of the spectacular 1978 New York airport heist immortalized in Martin Scorsese's movie "Goodfellas.

Germanwings, Lufthansa heads remember France crash victims

Le Vernet - Six months to the day after the pilot of a Germanwings A320 jet flew 150 people to their deaths in France, the heads of the firm and parent company Lufthansa gathered near the crash scene on Thursday to remember victims.

Lufthansa cancels 1,000 flights Wednesday over pilots' strike

Frankfurt - German airline Lufthansa has announced it will cancel 1,000 short- and medium-term flights in and out of Germany Wednesday on the second day of a two-day walkout by its pilots.

Germanwings crash victims' families plan US lawsuit: report

Berlin - Relatives of victims of the Germanwings crash in the French Alps hope to take their compensation claims against parent company Lufthansa to a US court, their lawyer said Sunday.

Unidentified Germanwings remains buried quietly before ceremony

Le Vernet - Unidentified remains from the 150 victims of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps in March were buried quietly overnight ahead of a ceremony for families on Friday.

Lufthansa defends treatment of Germanwings crash bereaved

Berlin - Lufthansa Tuesday defended its treatment of families of victims of the Germanwings crash in the French Alps, saying its compensation offer had gone "well beyond" what was required by law.

Families of Germanwings victims hold out for higher compensation

Berlin - Families of Germans killed in the crash of a Germanwings jet in the French Alps have turned down the airline's compensation offer, demanding a higher amount of at least 100,000 euros, their lawyer said Saturday.

France opens manslaughter probe into Germanwings crash

Marseille - French investigators on Thursday formally opened a probe to see if anyone could be held liable for manslaughter in the case of the Germanwings crash that killed 150 people.

Remains of Spanish Germanwings crash victims repatriated

Barcelona - The remains of 32 Spanish victims of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps in March were flown back to Spain on Monday aboard a specially fitted plane.

French prosecutors expand Germanwings probe

Paris - French investigators said they were expanding their Germanwings crash probe to see if anyone could be held liable for manslaughter, as it emerged the pilot had seen seven doctors in the month before the disaster.

Bodies of teens from Germanwings crash arrive in hometown

Berlin - The bodies of German schoolchildren killed in the Germanwings plane that was deliberately crashed in the French Alps arrived in their grieving hometown Wednesday.

First Germanwings crash victims' bodies repatriated

Marignane - The first bodies from the Germanwings plane that was deliberately crashed in the French Alps were repatriated to Germany on Tuesday.

Germanwings victims' remains to be repatriated next week: lawyer

Berlin - The remains of some of those killed when a Germanwings flight was deliberately crashed into the French Alps will be returned next week as planned, their relatives' lawyer said Friday after families angrily complained about the delay.

Lufthansa doctors recommended continued treatment for crash pilot: Report

Frankfurt - Doctors at Lufthansa had recommended that pilot Andreas Lubitz, who is suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps, be given psychological treatment after he suffered a bout of depression, a German newspaper reported.

Lufthansa says crashed plane was 'in perfect condition'

Frankfurt - Lufthansa chief Carsten Spohr said Wednesday the plane operated by its low-cost subsidiary Germanwings that crashed in the French Alps had been "in perfect condition".

Lufthansa pilots extend strike as hundreds of flights grounded

Frankfurt - Pilots for German airline Lufthansa announced they would extend until Friday a strike that has already hit tens of thousands of passengers and seen hundreds of flights cancelled in a dispute over a retirement scheme.
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