Lufthansa plans new budget airline “Direct 4 You”: BILD via The Local

Posted: April 27, 2012 in Airlines, Europe
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[Bild / The Local – Germany Edition] Germany’s biggest airline Lufthansa may be setting up a new budget airline “Direct 4 You” to take over the company’s European flights for as little as €49 one way, national newspapers reported on Friday.

The new airline would, according to Bild daily newspaper, be up and running by the beginning of 2013.

The new airline would, according to Bild daily newspaper, be up and running by the beginning of 2013.

Its current sister airline – Germanwings – would be scrapped and some of the planes rebranded Direct 4 You. Staff would be given the option to move to the new company.
By 2015, another of Lufthansa’s subsidiaries, Eurowings, could be merged into the new fleet.
Many intra-European flights that Lufthansa currently operates could be adopted by Direct 4 You, which, according to Bild, should be offering flights from €49 on its fleet of 90 airbuses.
Lufthansa’s financial woes have been in the media recently, with reports suggesting that it plans on making cuts of up to €1.5 billion as it faces increasing competition.
As a result of the cuts, its fleet of planes would, according to Die Welt daily, mostly fly out of Frankfurt and Munich, two of Germany’s biggest….

Read the rest of this story at The Local….


Published: 27 Apr 12 08:02 CET
The Local/jcw


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