Lufthansa German Airlines and Turkish Airlines are in a power struggle as members of the Star Alliance, this feature says. Turkish's growth is positioning it as a direct competitor to Lufthansa on some routes, and it could "become an important competitor on strategically important markets," said Ulrich Schulte-Strathaus, a Belgium-based airline consultant. Lufthansa executive Carsten Schaeffer says the carrier may be losing some business on certain routes to Turkish, but the alliance is still beneficial.
Stellar Entertainment has expanded its production facility in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The facility now encompasses three floors and seven studios for in-flight entertainment production. Read Stellar Entertainment news release.
MeetAtTheAirport.com aims to connect singles who are otherwise killing time at the airport. "It could turn into a friendship, a romance, it could work out for business, many things," said founder Steve Pasternack.
British Airways is streamlining its operations at Heathrow Airport in the U.K. from three terminals to two. The plan is expected to start in about 2014. Separately, in March, the carrier will shift its Sydney-to-Singapore-to-London flights from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5.