LTU German Airlines said it is expecting its annual loss to be €25 million ($31.3 million) in 2006, higher than the €10-€15 million forecast by majority owner Hans Rudolf Woehrl this summer (ATWOnline, Aug. 23) but still an improvement over the €40 million lost in 2005. However, it still is planning to cut costs further by outsourcing its MRO and IT services. Separately, LTU will launch six-times-weekly Dusseldorf-Istanbul service for its summer 2007 schedule and will ...

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