Lufthansa is offering immediate aid of up to €50,000 (£36,500) per passenger to relatives of the Germanwings crash that killed 150 people.
Lufthansa could face “unlimited” compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French Alps and it would be difficult, even counter-productive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts say.
French police working to recover remains from the Germanwings crash site say they have recovered between 400 and 600 pieces of remains from the 150 people who died.
Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said.
The Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has said he expects a review of Ireland's aviation regulations in light of this week's Germanwings tragedy.
Police have searched the homes of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in two German cities in the hunt for an explanation for why he may have crashed a passenger plane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board.
The co-pilot who deliberately crashed the Germanwings jet into a remote Alpine mountainside reset the autopilot to take the doomed plane from 38,000 feet to just 100ft, it has emerged.
Airlines are changing procedures to ensure two crew members are in the cockpit at all times during flights following the French Alps plane disaster.
Andreas Guenter Lubitz, the co-pilot believed to have deliberately flown the Germanwings plane into the Alps, was a trusted flight officer whom aviation authorities considered a “positive example”.
Europe’s third largest budget airline, Norwegian Air Shuttle, says it plans to adopt new rules requiring two crew members to always be present in the cockpit of a flying aircraft.
Investigators will delve in to the personal life of Andreas Lubitz to uncover any clues about his mental state after the revelation that the co-pilot deliberately crashed his own plane, an aviation psychologist said.
Acquaintances of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz said he was happy and did not appear depressed.
The airline that owned the crashed flight in which 150 people died has said it goes beyond their worst nightmare that the co-pilot deliberately crashed the plane.
The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 deliberately sent the jet crashing into the mountains to destroy the plane, French prosecutors believe.
Passengers on the doomed Germanwings flight could be heard screaming in black box recordings just before the crash, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said today.
The Germanwings co-pilot appeared to want to "destroy the plane", a French prosecutor has said.
One of the pilots of the crashed Germanwings jet can be heard in a 'black box' recording leaving the cockpit, then banging on the door with increasing urgency in an unsuccessful attempt to get back in, a US newspaper report has suggested.
The key moments leading up to and following the Germanwings Airbus A320 crash in the French Alps.
Lara Beer waited at the railway station, looking forward to seeing her best friend, who had been on a week-long exchange trip to Spain.
Germanwings has been forced to cancel seven flights out of Dusseldorf because some crew members felt they were unfit to fly after the French Alps plane crash.
French authorities have tonight called off searching the Alps where a passenger plane crashed with 150 people on board, including 16 schoolchildren, two babies, and two teachers.
The black box has been recovered from the site of today's plane crash in the French Alps, a French interior ministry official has confirmed.
French prime minister Manuel Valls has said a helicopter had managed to land near site of today's Airbus plane crash and had found no survivors.
Airline Germanwings has said that there were 144 passengers and six crew on board the Airbus A320 which crashed in a remote area of the French Alps today.
An Airbus A320 plane crashed in the southern French Alps today, officials confirmed.