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  • FRANKFURT/ BERLIN, Dec 4- Pilots at Lufthansa started their second strike this week on Thursday, grounding about half of scheduled long-haul flights at the German flagship carrier, in a drawn-out dispute over an early retirement scheme. VC board member Joerg Handwerg said VC would discuss the offer at a meeting of its pay committee at the start of next week.

  • European shares steady ahead of ECB, Ryanair surges Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 4:07 AM ET

    *Ryanair jumps after raising profit guidance. LONDON, Dec 4- The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index steadied near a 2-1/ 2- month high on Thursday, with investors avoiding strong positive bets ahead of a meeting of the European Central Bank. Ryanair led the European Travel and Leisure index to gain 1.4 percent, the biggest sectoral gainer.

  • European shares edge higher, focus on ECB meeting Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 3:15 AM ET

    LONDON, Dec 4- The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index edged up to trade near a 2-1/ 2- month high on Thursday, with an improving U.S. economic outlook and expectations of further stimulus from the European Central Bank helping the market. Ryanair jumped 8.7 percent, the top gainer in the FTSEurofirst 300 index, after raising its full-year profit guidance to...

  • Ryanair shares take off after profit guidance hike Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 3:13 AM ET

    Ryanair shares opened 9.5 percent higher on Thursday, after the low-cost airline raised its profit guidance.

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 4- Pilots at Lufthansa started their second strike this week on Thursday, grounding about half of scheduled long-haul flights at the German flagship carrier, in a drawn-out dispute over an early retirement scheme. The Germany- wide strike, the tenth this year, started at 02:00 GMT on Thursday and is to last until 22:59 GMT. Lufthansa's board on...

  • BERLIN, Dec 3- Lufthansa's board approved plans on Wednesday to expand its budget flight operations against the backdrop of deteriorating relations with its pilots who are set for their tenth strike this year. Lufthansa is battling to remain competitive in the face of budget carriers such as Ryanair and easyJet and Gulf operators including Emirates, Etihad...

  • BERLIN, Dec 3- Lufthansa's board meets on Wednesday to approve expansion of its budget flights against the backdrop of deteriorating relations with pilots who are now planning their tenth strike this year. However, this year's 160 million euro hit to operating profit as a direct result of the dispute over proposed changes to an early retirement scheme is only...

  • European stocks knocked lower by commodity slump Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    *Vodafone dips on worries over potential bid for Liberty Global. Shares in UK telecom group Vodafone sank 4.4 percent on talk it would bid for cable operator Liberty Global. Sources said Vodafone is reviewing potential acquisitions, including Liberty Global, to counter pending consolidation among rivals in Britain.

  • DUBLIN, Dec 1- Aircraft leasing company Avolon Holdings set out plans on Monday to list shares on the New York Stock Exchange and raise $286 million to $314 million for shareholders, the Dublin- based firm said on Monday. Avolon, backed by private equity firms Cinven Ltd, CVC Capital Partners Ltd and Oak Hill Capital Partners, as well as Singapore's sovereign wealth...

  • Europe pared losses to close flat after CPI data Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 11:46 AM ET

    European shares closed largely flat on Friday, although oil majors fell sharply after OPEC decided not to cut its output target.

  • BP shed 3.5 percent, Total sank 4.1 percent, Seadrill lost 4.6 percent and Saipem slipped 4.1 percent. A number of oil services firms including Seadrill have been forced to scrap their dividends as the sector struggles with the drop in crude prices, which is prompting oil majors to accelerate cost cutting efforts. "At $72 a barrel, we're well below the pain...

  • Airlines eye tech partners to tap customer data Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    "Revenue from the ticket is barely covering costs these days," Uwe Klenovsky, Commercial Director of Thomas Cook Airlines, said at the CAPA World Aviation Summit in Antwerp. Airlines have been reluctant to publish all fares on all distribution channels, often keeping the lowest prices on their own websites, rather than eroding margins further by paying their GDS...

  • Cheap fares have helped easyJet and rival Ryanair win market share in the European short-haul travel sector, against traditional airlines such as Air France-KLM and Lufthansa, which have recently announced plans to expand their own budget services. The company, Europe's No. 2 low-cost carrier after Ryanair, said its strong position in main airports, where new...

  • Cheap fares have helped easyJet and rival Ryanair win market share in the European short-haul travel sector, against traditional airlines like Air France-KLM and Lufthansa who have recently announced plans to compete more aggressively. The company, Europe's no.2 low-cost carrier after Ryanair, said forward bookings for the winter season were slightly...

  • EasyJet full-year profit jumps 21.5%, lifts dividend Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 2:21 AM ET

    Low-cost airline easyJet reported a 21.5 percent jump in annual profit prompting it to raise its dividend.

  • Easyjet FY profit jumps 21.5 pct, lifts dividend Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 2:14 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 18- British low-cost airline easyJet reported a 21.5 percent jump in annual profit, in line with its expectations, prompting it to raise its dividend, as it guided that forward bookings were slightly ahead for the winter season. Europe's second-largest low-cost carrier behind Ryanair, easyJet on Tuesday posted a pretax profit of 581 million pounds...

  • Airlines mine customer data in marketing drive Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    "The airlines know so much more about individual customers, it's such an exciting opportunity," Michael O'Leary, the chief executive of low-cost carrier Ryanair, said at a travel conference in Berlin. Lufthansa, meanwhile, is investing in an innovation hub in Berlin. He said Ryanair wanted to use information it has on how often people travel, where to and who with, to...

  • LONDON, Nov 7- British Airways owner IAG laid out plans to pay a maiden dividend, coming of age three years after it was created in a merger between BA and Spain's Iberia. International Airlines Group said it was confident of increasing profit by more than 10 percent a year between 2016 and 2020, on top of significant growth this year and next. BA and Iberia sealed an...

  • Midday movers: Aetna, Geron, Loews & more Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 12:56 PM ET

    Some of Monday's midday movers:

  • *Snam leads European utilities index lower. LONDON, Nov 3- European shares slipped from a four-week high on Monday, with disappointing data from Europe and the United States hurting sentiment and gas transport group Snam leading the utilities sector down following a regulatory setback. The European utilities index fell 2.3 percent, the top sectoral decliner,...