Plus   Neg

Deutsche Lufthansa Posts Q1 Negative Adj. EBIT

Deutsche Lufthansa AG reported that its adjusted EBIT was negative 336 million euros for the first three months of 2019, compared to 52 million euros last year.

Earnings for the period were reduced by a 202 million euros rise in fuel costs. Market-wide overcapacities in Europe also put strong downward pressure on fares. The earnings decline was accentuated by the fact that first-quarter results for 2018 were particularly strong, owing to the capacity reductions deriving from Air Berlin's demise. Unit revenues for the period were down significantly at both the Network Airlines and Eurowings.

Lufthansa Group expects unit revenues at constant currency to increase year-on-year in the second quarter. For 2019 as a whole, the Lufthansa Group still expects to report an Adjusted EBIT margin between 6.5 and 8.0 percent.

The company said it will publish its detailed results for the first quarter of 2019 on 30 April 2019.

For comments and feedback contact: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Editors Pick
U.S. President Donald Trump said he discussed with Apple Inc.'s CEO Tim Cook about the impact of the U.S. tariffs on goods imported from China as well as the competition for Apple from South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Cook reportedly warned Trump that the tariffs on Chinese imports would hurt Apple's business as the tech giant relies heavily on manufacturing in China. Just Egg, a plant-based egg alternative, will be available in 2,100 stores owned by grocery chain Kroger Co. later this month. The product launch comes as plant-based meat and egg alternatives gain traction in the country. Just Egg, a product of California-based food technology company Just Inc., will be available at Kroger-owned stores, including Kroger, Fred Meyer and Ralphs. Boeing has delivered the first 787-10 Dreamliner to Vietnam Airlines, the flag carrier of Vietnam, as part of the eight 787-10 Dreamliner airplanes to be delivered on lease through Air Lease. Vietnam Airlines said the 787-10 Dreamliner, claimed by Boeing to be the most fuel-efficient twin-aisle airplane in the industry, will help it raise the customer experience on the Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh route.