Lufthansa is making flying more flexible for passengers. Beginning in September, customers on European routes with booking categories Economy Flex, or flexible Business Class or those flying with selected corporate rates will be able to rebook their return ticket to an earlier flight on the same day free of charge.
"We would be very happy to bid for the whole of Air Berlin," Ryanair's chief executive, Michael O'Leary, told Reuters. Air Berlin has filed for bankruptcy, flying on schedule now only due to a German government bridge loan of €150m. A creditors' committee is due to meet for the first time on Wednesday, with O'Leary saying the insolvency process is a "stitch-up" to help strengthen Germany's top carrier, Lufthansa.