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Online shopping spree buys Deutsche Post more profit

Growth in online shopping continued to provide a bonanza for German logistics group Deutsche Post in the third quarter, the firm reported, confirming its forecast for the full year

9 Nov 2017

GLOBAL

EasyJet to buy slice of Air Berlin's Tegel operations

British low-cost carrier EasyJet announced that it had agreed to buy part of bankrupt carrier Air Berlin's operations at the German capital's Tegel Airport for €40 million ($46.4 million)

30 Oct 2017

GERMANY

Ryanair CEO says won't bid for Air Berlin

BERLIN, Germany: Ryanair chief executive Michael O' Leary on Wednesday said his airline would not make a bid for insolvent Air Berlin, slamming what he called a German "stitch-up" designed to benefit Lufthansa

31 Aug 2017

GERMANY

Air Berlin files for insolvency but keeps flying

Germany's Air Berlin announced that it had filed for insolvency after its main shareholder Etihad Airways said it would not plough any more cash into the troubled carrier

By Michelle Fitzpatrick 16 Aug 2017

GERMANY

EasyJet new member of international airline association in Germany

FRANKFURT, Germany: EasyJet has officially become a member of the Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (Barig)

10 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Struggling Air Berlin eyes Lufthansa as possible partner

BERLIN, Germany: Ailing German airline Air Berlin said on Wednesday that it was open to working with Lufthansa, as it struggled to stem heavy losses

8 Jun 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Crowdfunded train service takes on German rail giant

With a single 1970s train in orange livery and a little crowdfunding help, a plucky Berlin startup is challenging the might of Germany's state rail operator

15 Dec 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Lufthansa cancels nearly 900 flights over pilot strike

Germany's flagship carrier Lufthansa said it would cancel nearly 900 flights because of a strike by pilots

23 Nov 2016

SOUTH AFRICA

Third quarter bears e-commerce boon for Deutsche Post

FRANKFURT - Logistics provider Deutsche Post beat expectations on Tuesday by delivering strong third-quarter results, with online shopping continuing to bolster its bottom line

8 Nov 2016

GERMANY

Lufthansa, the quietest of them all

Lufthansa has received the San Francisco International Airport/Community Roundtable's Jon C. Long Fly Quiet Program Award for the Quietest Overall Airline

9 Jun 2016

GERMANY

Lufthansa on a good track after difficult year

Says Carsten Spohr, CEO of Deutsche Lufthansa AG "2015 was our toughest year in emotional terms, and at the same time one of the most successful in our corporate history."

29 Apr 2016

GERMANY

Lufthansa says delivery of A320neo jet set back until start of 2016

European aircraft maker Airbus has delayed the delivery of its new A320neo jet to Lufthansa until the beginning of next year

31 Dec 2015

GERMANY

Adidas sees steep costs from strong dollar next year

FRANKFURT - German sportswear and equipment giant Adidas expects costs to increase sharply next year as a result of the strong dollar, its chief financial officer said in a newspaper interview on Thursday.

28 Dec 2015

GERMANY

Daimler's Smart launches online store

FRANKFURT - German automaker Daimler said on Thursday its Smart subsidiary has launched an online store, allowing customers to order a car on the internet and have it delivered to their home

18 Dec 2015

GERMANY

Lufthansa meet honours Germanwings dead with minute's silence

Shareholders of German airline Lufthansa observed a minute's silence at the start of their annual meeting on Wednesday, 28 April, for the 150 people who died in the Germanwings crash last month

29 Apr 2015

FRANCE

European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe

PARIS, FRANCE: European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook's privacy controls, a French watchdog said on Thursday, putting the popular US social media giant under fresh pressure

17 Apr 2015

GERMANY

German TV says no sign Varoufakis middle-finger video is fake

BERLIN, GERMANY: A video showing Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis making the middle-finger gesture to Germany does not appear to be fake, a German talk show said this week (Video)

18 Mar 2015

GERMANY

Merkel urges closer tech ties with rising IT giant China

HANOVER, GERMANY: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged closer high-tech cooperation with China as she opened a major IT business fair where the Asian giant is the official partner country

17 Mar 2015

GERMANY

China's ambitious IT sector lays claim to global role

HANOVER, GERMANY: China's huge IT sector is out in force in Germany this week, signalling to the world it is ready to not just copy but lead as a tech superpower

16 Mar 2015

AFRICA

African tourism acts to shake off Ebola stigma

BERLIN, GERMANY: The impact of the deadly Ebola virus fell mainly on three African countries but tourism has taken a hit across the continent of more than 50 nations as fear has kept many visitors away, tourism chiefs say

10 Mar 2015

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