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The pilot of a Condor plane bound for Tenerife waves to the ground crew before take-off from Leipzig/Halle Airport / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

New flights on the schedule at Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airports

Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airports are launching their summer flight schedules with some new destinations. Leipzig/Halle has added the destinations Jerez de la Frontera in southern Spain, Agadir in Morocco, Bucharest in Romania and Tirana in Albania, Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG announced on Thursday ..

A Lufthansa aircraft is being prepared for take-off at Leipzig-Halle Airport in the morning / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Lufthansa strike: flight cancellations in Dresden and Leipzig/Halle

The strike by Lufthansa cabin crew will also lead to flight cancellations at Leipzig/Halle and Dresden airports on Tuesday. Four flights will be canceled in Dresden and six in Leipzig/Halle, according to the respective flight schedules. Connections to and from Frankfurt are also affected. The strike ..

Lufthansa passenger jets parked at an airport / Photo: Boris Roessler/dpa/Symbolic image

Flight cancellations on Thursday and Friday

Passengers at Leipzig/Halle and Dresden airports must be prepared for cancellations and delays on Thursday and Friday due to the announced warning strike by Lufthansa ground staff. Lufthansa expects "extensive effects on the flight program", the airline announced on Monday. The exact effects were in ..

A building of the aircraft manufacturer Airbus at the airport / Photo: Sina Schuldt/dpa

Airbus builds fire protection center in Bremen

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus is building a center for fire protection in Bremen. Construction of the facility will begin symbolically on Thursday (from 14:00) with a ground-breaking ceremony, according to a statement from Airbus. The center will investigate how hydrogen aircraft can be protected fro ..

A Eurowings airline plane takes off from Düsseldorf Airport / Photo: Roland Weihrauch/dpa

Eurowings: Connection between Leipzig and Düsseldorf

Passengers will soon be able to fly directly to Düsseldorf again from Leipzig/Halle Airport. "Starting on April 8, Eurowings will once again be connecting Leipzig/Halle Airport directly with the North Rhine-Westphalian state capital of Düsseldorf," Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG announced in Leipzig on ..

Passengers walk to the departure terminal at an airport. / Photo: Sebastian Gollnow/dpa/Symbolic image

Supervisory board members at Leipzig Airport - Verdi exerts pressure

Ahead of a supervisory board meeting at Leipzig/Halle Airport, Verdi representatives have put further pressure on the employer and demanded better working conditions for airport staff. "The employees are sticking to their demands for a significant pay rise of 650 euros," a spokesperson said on Frida ..

Lufthansa passenger jets parked at an airport / Photo: Boris Roessler/dpa/Symbolic image

Lufthansa temporarily suspends Leipzig-Munich connection

Lufthansa is temporarily suspending its service between Leipzig-Halle and Munich from March 31. As the airline announced on Friday, the company has significantly fewer aircraft available this year than originally planned due to engine problems in one of its fleets. As a result, Lufthansa has decided ..

A passenger plane takes off from an airport / Photo: Julia Cebella/dpa/Symbolic image

Figures up at Leipzig/Halle and Dresden airports

The number of passengers at Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airports increased in 2023 compared to the previous year. Around three million passengers were counted last year, as Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG announced in Leipzig on Wednesday. This is an increase of 26.5 percent compared to 2022.While Dresden ..

A passenger plane takes off from an airport / Photo: Julia Cebella/dpa/Symbolic image

Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG must reposition itself

Due to financial difficulties, Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG must reposition itself. The company announced in Leipzig on Thursday that a restructuring and transformation concept is to be implemented in order to make the holding company of Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airports fit for the future. The Grou ..

Reiner Haseloff (CDU), Minister President of Saxony-Anhalt, speaks at the "East Germany 2030" conference in Leipzig / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa

Saxony-Anhalt's Minister President calls for better infrastructure connections in the new federal states

Saxony-Anhalt's Minister President Reiner Haseloff is calling for better infrastructure links between the new federal states and Berlin and Eastern Europe. He emphasizes the need for more direct international connections from Berlin and improved train connections between Dresden, Magdeburg and Berlin. He also focuses on the demographic challenges facing the East and calls for more freedom in the allocation of university places in order to combat the shortage of doctors.

A passenger plane takes off from an airport. / Photo: Julia Cebella/dpa/iconic image

Large-scale plant for green aviation fuel planned in Leipzig

Germany's first industrial production facility for green aviation fuel is to be built in Leipzig. Together with technology company Johnson Matthey and energy group bp, a plant is to be built to produce 50,000 tons of sustainable aviation fuel annually, a spokeswoman for the company EDL Anlagenbau sa ..

An airplane during landing. / Photo: Boris Roessler/dpa/iconic image

1500 objections against Leipzig Airport expansion plans

Citizens have submitted around 1,500 objections to the Saxony State Directorate against the expansion plans for Leipzig/Halle Airport. The deadline for objections had expired on September 4. The number is still provisional, since the people could also report in their communities and not all document ..

A Lockheed C-130 Hercules of the U.S. Air Force flies over the Wunstorf air base in the Hanover region at the start of the international air force maneuver "Air Defender 2023."/ Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa

"Air Defender": Operations at Saxony's airports continue as normal

At Saxony's airports, the air force exercise "Air Defender 2023" has so far had no consequences for passengers. So far, there have been no restrictions at Leipzig/Halle and Dresden airports, said a spokesman for Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG. In an initial assessment, German air traffic control expect ..