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Lufthansa apparently wants to expand its route network again in June
Berlin. According to a newspaper report, the stricken Lufthansa wants to expand its route network again from June. In the second half of the month, around 20 destinations are to be flown to again from Frankfurt alone. © Boris Roessler A decommissioned Lufthansa aircraft stands on the empty tarmac at the airport in Frankfurt. The "Bild am Sonntag" reports, citing corporate groups. Heraklion (Crete), Rhodes, Dubrovnik, Faro, Venice, Ibiza and Malaga are among the destinations of Lufthansa.
Berlin. The left demands that Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa merge to form a "Deutsche Bahn-Lufthansa" mobility group. This emerges from a concept by party leader Bernd Riexinger, which he presented on Tuesday.
In the Corona crisis, the crisis in traffic is also worsening, it says. The federal government is pumping billions into car groups, Lufthansa and rail, without an integrated transport concept and without tackling the social and ecological turning point.
"A sensible one-stop traffic policy will be possible if the railways - which are already 100 percent state-owned - and Lufthansa are merged," suggests Riexinger. In this way, transitions could be better organized as part of a traffic turnaround. Short routes would have to be relocated to rail, rail traffic expanded and flights restricted. “The best way to do this is to think of both together.” This can create safe and meaningful jobs.
Progress in negotiations with EU Commission on Lufthansa package
Berlin / Brussels. The Federal Government and the EU Commission are facing significant progress in negotiations on a state-run Lufthansa rescue package, according to information from the German Press Agency. © Boris Roessler Mothballed Lufthansa passenger aircraft stand on the edge of the runway at the airport. Archive photo. It is an intermediate step, but the negotiations have not yet been completed, it said on Friday. Brussels has to agree to the billions in government aid planned.
In the five-page paper, the Linke boss also advocates, among other things, cheaper train tickets, investments in the expansion of the rail network, stations and vehicles, long-term free public transport, for speed 120 on motorways, for more cycle paths and for an end to the production of internal combustion engines by 2030.
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