Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Lufthansa set to expand network in Middle East  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 08/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!


(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) "It was again a record year for Lufthansa in the Middle East. All in all Lufthansa Group offered flights to more than 104 million guests in 2013," said Carsten Schaeffer, Vice President Sales and Services Southeast Europe, Middle East and Africa



The latest regional figures reflect an increase of more than 10 per cent compared to 2012 and a trust bestowed on the airline specifically for its attractive fares on premium services and easy connections, he said at a Press conference



"The UAE has been part of Lufthansa's network for more than 35 years - a long period and passengers can rely on Lufthansa delivering the service that we are known for and take them to their destinations in utmost convenience and comfort," said Schaeffer as he introduced the carrier's new general manager to the UAE



"Especially our 20 per cent capacity increase during this summer, which was announced at the Arabian Travel market last May, has paid off perfectly - a nice achievement our new UAE general manager Karsten Zang can build on," said Schaeffer



Zang will also be director for Gulf and Pakistan. He follows Peter Pollak who has been promoted to a new job at in Frankfurt



"Karsten has a vast experience in managing emerging markets therefore we are welcoming an experienced Lufthansa manager who has shown how to successfully orchestrate sales in globally challenging times," said Schaeffer. "We bid farewell to a dear colleague who has been working diligently over the last years in Dubai. Peter and his team have ensured that Lufthansa's services have found loyal and pleased customers," he said



Lufthansa names new chief executiv



FRANKFURT - Lufthansa named Carsten Spohr, currently head of its passenger business, to take over as its new chief executive in May



"The supervisory board of Deutsche Lfthansa has appointed Carsten Spohr as the future chairman of the executive board and chief executive officer during a meeting" on Friday, the airline said in a statement. The 47-year-old "will assume his new role effective May 1, 2014.




The current CEO, Christoph Franz, 53, announced last September that he would not be available for an extension of his contract after it expires in May



He is moving to Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche. - AF



Schaeffer said Lufthansa's network would grow further in the Middle East. With more than 140 weekly flights from 14 destinations it is the largest programme ever performed



"We are looking back on more than 50 years of flying to the Middle East and right after the start of Lufthansa in 1955 this region became very important for being connected to Europe and America - building on this heritage is an important pillar of our services here. We will soon see more important milestones till we are celebrating 60 years of flying to the region," Schaeffer added



Zang said Lufthansa committed itself to invest one million euro every day (excluding the new airplane orders) till 2015 in better-ground and onboard services. "New seats in all classes, individual inflight entertainment in Economy Class, innovative First Class and Business Class as well as brand new lounges, will help us define new industry standards," explained Zang



New highlights to be introduced this year will be Lufthansa's new Premium Economy Class on all long-haul airplanes as well as inflight entertainment solution on short- haul flights, he said



The latest aircraft orders from Lufthansa stand at 295 airplanes from the new Bombardier C-Series to the world longest, the Boeing 747-8, and the world largest airplane, the Airbus A380. In total Lufthansa is investing more than ‚36 billion at list prices till 2025

 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Feb 19 2017 - Bio-Plastic Packaging Market Size, Analysis, Trends, Report, Share, Investment Opportunities and Forecast To 2022MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) Global market is anticipated to witness growth owing to increasing customer attentiveness to ecological products. Shifting partiality from artificial chemical products to ...

 Feb 19 2017 - Plastic Films and Sheets Packaging Market Size, Analysis, Trends, Report, Share, Investment Opportunities and Forecast To 2022MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) The opportunities lie in positive outlook for specialty films and growing usage of plastic films & sheets in agriculture. The increasing disposable income of the consumers ...

 Feb 19 2017 - Non-Destructive Testing Equipment Market Size, Analysis, Trends, Report, Share, Investment Opportunities and Forecast To 2022MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) Moreover, factors such as continuous advancement in electronics, automation and robotics, safety and reliable performance of the machines, and assured return on investment are also ...

 Feb 19 2017 - Agribusiness Market Size, Analysis, Trends, Report, Share, Investment Opportunities and Forecast To 2022MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) The challenges faced by the market are food shortages and high food inflation. By 2050, the world will need almost 50% more food. In global market, Nanotechnology applications are ...

 Feb 19 2017 - Poultry-Keeping Machine Market Size, Analysis, Trends, Report, Share, Investment Opportunities and Forecast To 2022MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) Moreover, these alterations also include biosecurity measures, increasing income and human population and urbanization. These alterations provide enormous opportunities for poultry ...

 Feb 19 2017 - Digital Scent Technology Market Size, Analysis, Trends, Report, Share, Investment Opportunities and Forecast To 2022MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) E-Nose Application and E-Nose Based quality assessment techniques are the crucial factors driving the market growth. However, high cost is restricting the growth of market. The ...

 Feb 19 2017 - GigE Camera Market Size, Analysis, Trends, Report, Share, Investment Opportunities and Forecast To 2022MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) 3D vision technologies and smart camera based are the opportunities for the market. North America commands the market for non-manufacturing applications as GigE Cameras are widely ...

 Feb 19 2017 - Glass Cockpit for Aerospace Market Size, Analysis, Trends, Report, Share, Investment Opportunities and Forecast To 2022MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) Features such as light weight with augmented functionalities and better precision, superior safety, situational awareness and competence and automation of the flight controls are ...

 Feb 19 2017 - Specialty Food Ingredients Market Size, Analysis, Trends, Report, Share, Investment Opportunities and Forecast To 2022MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) Factors such as food security concerns, regulations, raw material accessibility, expenditure and scientific barriers are hindering the market growth. Changing lifestyles along with ...

 Feb 19 2017 - Automated guided vehicles Market Size, Analysis, Trends, Report, Share, Investment Opportunities and Forecast To 2022MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) Huge capital investment is hampering the AVG market. Food & beverages is leading the market in industries segment. Europe commanded the largest share in AVG market and Asia ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help