Lufthansa CEO Says No For Any Italian Deal; Wants To Focus On Air Berlin Deal

Lufthansa’s Chief Executive Officer confirmed that the carrier is not interested to enter into an investment deal with Italy in connection with the speculations of a possible investment in Alitalia since the company is currently focusing on talks with Etihad for its deal with Air Berlin.

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Maxymiser acquisition to fortify Oracle Marketing Cloud

In a move that will strengthen the leadership of Oracle Marketing Cloud, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) has acquired Maxymiser, a New York-based provider of cloud-based software for mobile marketing.

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Micromanaging new CEO impresses at Malaysia Airlines but doubts run deep

New CEO Christoph Mueller's plans for troubled Malaysia Airlines - including a new brand, a smaller fleet and one third less staff - are widely seen as a promising blueprint for a fresh start.

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Troubled Malaysia Airlines to be completely revamped: new CEO

Loss-making Malaysia Airlines is set to undergo a complete overhaul as it is restructured into a new company, with a rebranding that will be unveiled next week and changes planned to its fleet and network strategies.

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Air France-KLM to launch Servair stake sale soon: sources

Air France-KLM (AIRF.PA) will launch a sale of catering unit Servair soon, seen worth up to around 400 million euros ($435 million), and has mandated BNP Paribas to manage the deal, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Qatar Airways takes $1.7 billion stake in British Airways-owner IAG

Qatar Airways has bought a 9.99 percent stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) worth around 1.15 billion pounds ($1.7 billion), building closer ties with the owner of its partners British Airways and Iberia in the oneworld alliance.

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Merkel behind Air Berlin in Etihad control dispute: report

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is backing loss-making Air Berlin in a dispute over whether its Abu Dhabi-based partner Etihad is exercising too much control, Focus magazine reported on Saturday.

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Lufthansa signs $1.25 billion outsourcing deal with IBM

IBM (IBM.N) has won an outsourcing contract from Germany's Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) worth 1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) that will see the U.S. company take over the airline's information technology infrastructure services division and staff.

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Lufthansa close to deal with IBM for IT infrastructure unit

German airline Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) is close to a deal to sell its IT infrastructure unit to IBM (IBM.N), including an outsourcing agreement for the services, as part of a shake-up of its technology activities, it said on Wednesday.

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Lufthansa pilots threaten more strikes as long haul hit

Lufthansa pilots threatened to call further strikes this week after the latest stoppage in a dispute over retirement benefits grounded two-thirds of its flights on Tuesday.

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Lufthansa cancels flights due to pilots strike; train stoppage strands millions

German airline Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) canceled 1,450 flights after a pilots union called for a strike on Monday and Tuesday, adding to travelers' misery after millions were left stranded by a weekend-long train drivers' stoppage.

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European stocks reverse losses but markets wary over growth

European stocks reversed early losses on Monday as airline shares gained after crude oil prices fell to near a four-year low, though broad dollar weakness and a jump in gold signaled investor concern over global economic health.

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Low-cost? Low chance for Air France and Lufthansa

Venerable old airlines Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) and Air France (AIRF.PA) know the smart money is in the low-cost market –Ryanair (RYA.I) raised its forecasts again on Thursday - but powerful labor unions are keeping them from the bounty.

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Lufthansa to selloff a part of its IT division

German airline company Lufthansa has been looking at interested parties to acquire a part of its IT business, according to a report from Reuters.

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Ryanair won't take part in Alitalia cash call

Ireland's Ryanair on Tuesday announced that it won't participate in Italian airline Alitalia's EUR300 million emergency cash call. Other carriers including Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Aeroflot and Alitalia shareholder Air France-KLM have also turned down the deal.

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