The Irish budget carrier has posted a hefty profit in a year that saw plenty of turbulence in the airline industry.
Holiday travelers in Germany ought to brace themselves for an uncomfortable summer: Germany’s airline industry is suffering a sharp increase in delays and cancellations. Carriers face multi-million damage claims.
The budget airline has shrugged off the grounding of 20,000 flights last winter — and has carried nearly 12 million more passengers. Looking ahead, the Irish carrier predicts headwinds from a doubling of oil prices.
Insolvent German airline Air Berlin hopes to secure the jobs of most of its employees as a result of ongoing negotiations and expected sales of its assets to competitors Lufthansa and easyJet.
Germany's flag carrier is expanding rapidly after taking over a large part of the fleet of insolvent rival Air Berlin. The hiring spree will boost payrolls at both Lufthansa itself and its low-cost subsidiary Eurowings.
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