Thousands protest against French labor reforms - Lufthansa in talks to buy large chunk of Air Berlin - Apple releases new iPhone 8
Germany's Lufthansa Group looks set to expand, even as some rival airlines cut back or fall into bankruptcy. It has set its sights on becoming a leading global player. But air travel markets remain fiercely competitive.
As bankrupt Air Berlin stares at an uncertain future facing the prospect of being broken up, low-cost airline Ryanair says it doesn't have any intention of making an offer to buy the beleaguered carrier.
Twenty years ago, the Star Alliance was the world's first airline alliance. Today, it is one of a few airline ailliances that have almost equal share of the global market.
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