Initial evaluations show that the Lufthansa Group alone has been able to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 2,000 tonnes per month since the introduction.
German flag-carrier Lufthansa has confirmed it will cut further jobs in addition to the 22,000 redundancies already announced. An additional 50 aircraft will also be removed from the fleet.
Lufthansa has expanded its summer schedule for next year, with 15 new European destinations, including Greece and Spain available to book.
The Lufthansa Group has reimbursed €2.7 billion to a total of 6.3 million customers in the wake of the Covid-19 shutdown – though there are still more than one million cases outstanding.
Lufthansa Group has removed all booking fees until the end of the year, effective immediately. The decision applies across Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines.
Lufthansa introduced compulsory masks on board their flights at the beginning of May and one of the first airlines in the world to do so.
Lufthansa will cut 22,000 full-time jobs across its portfolio of airlines, while 100 aircraft will also permanently leave the fleet. In the first half of 2020, the group reported total losses of €2.9 billion.
Travellers from the Midlands are now able to take advantage of a daily Lufthansa service to Munich as flights resume from Birmingham Airport.
German airline Lufthansa will commence two flights a day between the two global financial centres from Monday, September 7th. When combined with its subsidiaries, Lufthansa is the second largest airline in Europe in terms of passengers carried.
Turkish sister airline SunExpress will continue to operate its own routes, with a fleet that consists of over 40 Boeing 737-800. The decision will cost around 1,200 jobs.
German flag-carrier Lufthansa has said it will shed 22,000 jobs as it downsizes its operations in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. The airline has predicted a slow recovery in demand and expected to have about 100 fewer aircraft after the crisis.
Austrian Airlines has secured a €600 million rescue package from the national government and owner Lufthansa Group. The carrier said the financial assistance was designed to support efforts to sustainably safeguard Vienna as an aviation hub in the long term.