Lufthansa Will Create Budget Brand to Cut Costs in Europe

In a bid to save money on its short-haul routes, German airline Lufthansa will unveil a new budget airline next year. The new brand would take over operation of all Lufthansa domestic and European routes with the exception of those services which connect with the carriers twin hubs of Frankfurt and Munich. The carrier’s current budget airline, Germanwings, will be absorbed into the new entity which is set to carry 18 million passengers a year. A decision on what to call the new budget operation will be made within the coming months. And there are as yet no details of what in-flight service passengers may receive.  Typical routes from the UK over which the new low-cost carrier will operate include: London to Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hamburg and Stuttgart along with Birmingham and Manchester to Berlin. (