Lufthansa agrees pay deal with Eurowings pilots

Five-year deal agreed with 300 pilots, but disputes remain

Eurowings, Lufthansa’s regional airline, has agreed a five-year pay deal with its 300 pilots. The deal clears the way a little further as the Lufthansa Group tries to settle multiple disputes with pilots and cabin crew while reducing costs.

The new agreement includes a 2.5% pay rise for 2015 and at least 2% for subsequent years, depending on inflation. The group has now struck pay deals at Eurowings, Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Lufthansa CityLine.

But pay and early retirement disputes continue at Lufthansa itself as well as at Germanwings and Lufthansa Cargo. Lufthansa’s pilots oppose the group’s plans to expand its low-cost operations with Eurowings, where costs are 40% less than Lufthansa’s operations.



Check Also

Lufthansa, profit, 2017, record, Eurowings, pilots, air Berlin, Swiss, Austrian, Brussels, cargo, Spohr, CEO, contract, outlook, fuel

Lufthansa soars to record profits, up 33%

The German giant’s fortunes are boosted by the Air Berlin bankruptcy and by ending a pilot dispute.

Qantas, branding, marketing, Lufthansa, KLM, United Airlines, livery, design, dreaming, dots, events, special, one-off

Airlines use custom liveries for special events

Qantas, United, KLM and Lufthansa have all revealed eye-catching new livery designs recently.

Boeing, Airbus, A340, dreamliner, goode, space, hidden, room, planes, design, crew, rest, relax

Many planes hide a ‘secret room’

Much of the vacant space on wide-body aircraft goes unused – but not all of it.

Frankfurt, charges, airlines, airport, Main, Hahn, low-cost, Ryanair, Lufthansa, base, aircraft

Ryanair shifts more routes to Frankfurt Airport

Planes are disappearing from Frankfurt-Hahn since the sale of the airport to China’s HNA Group.

Star Alliance, airlines, digital, technology, share, data, members, mobile, app, website, seat, book, interoperability

Star Alliance improves digital inter-usability

The alliance creates a digital services platform for customers using more than one member airline.

Infare, Harald Eisenaecher, appointment, management, Lufthansa, Sabre, airfare, pricing, intelligence, technology

Top executive joins Danish airfare intelligence firm

Danish provider of intelligence worldwide appoints Sabre and Lufthansa veteran.