LONDON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Legacy airlines such as British Airways, Air France-KLM and Lufthansa could soon start using low-cost carriers like Ryanair and easyJet to feed people onto their long-haul routes, say Ryanair executives.
* Lufthansa says is prepared to cooperate on viable solution (Adds further Lufthansa comments, background)
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Lufthansa and cabin crew have agreed to mediation in their dispute over retirement benefits, the airline and trade union UFO said on Monday, as the risk of further costly labor strikes looms over the German carrier.
* Lufthansa confident mediation will lead to solution (Adds additional union comments, Lufthansa statement)
FRANKFURT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Qatar Airways became on Thursday the first airline to start regular flights with Airbus's most advanced plane, the A350, throwing down a challenge to Germany's Lufthansa at its home airport.
FRANKFURT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - German pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) said on Thursday that it is likely to call for further strikes at Lufthansa as a long-running row that has hit the German carrier's profits continues.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) said more strikes at Lufthansa were likely as its row with the airline's management over early retirement benefits continued.
LONDON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - European shares ended higher in volatile trade on Monday as slumping oil prices lifted shares of companies that benefit from lower fuel prices, such as airline Lufthansa , helping to offset a fall in energy companies' shares.
BERLIN (Reuters) - German airline Lufthansa expects its fuel bill to fall by 13 percent in 2015 because of lower oil prices, setting it on course for higher profit this year and boosting its shares.
* Shares rise as much as 3 percent, among top European gainers (Adds analyst comment, updates shares)