Lufthansa passengers in Germany are again facing delays and cancellations as pilots continue their strike. So far, the strike over pay has cost Lufthansa some 75 million euros.
With the threat of pilot strikes looming across Europe, the Irish low-cost carrier has bowed to employee pressure and says it will now accept unions for the first time. The unions have cautiously welcomed the news.
It has been a difficult few months for Ryanair. First the airline had to cancel thousands of flights and now it is facing the threat of strikes after some of its pilots across Europe voted to take action.
Pilots across Germany are stopping planned deportations of rejected asylum seekers. At the same time, refugees are appealing their deportation orders in record numbers - and winning.
Airlines are going out of business but the current consolidation in European aviation is "long overdue" say experts. More change is coming, but, overall, things look good for consumers as competition stays fierce.
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