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.
The airlines in the Lufthansa Group are significantly expanding their services over the course of the next few months. The expanding flight schedules applies to both short-haul and long-haul flights with the aim of offering as many destinations as possible.
Lufthansa Group has confirmed plans to significantly expand services in the second half of this month. The services on offer continue to focus on summer destinations and aim to make as many tourist destinations as possible accessible for holidaymakers.
Lufthansa has agreed a €9 billion bailout with the German federal government Economic Stabilisation Fund as it sees to avoid financial collapse in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Germany airline Lufthansa has unveiled plans to relaunch connections from financial capital Frankfurt to Dubai. The flag-carrier will connect the two cities from June 7th, with three weekly departures.
From June 1st, Lufthansa, Eurowings and Swiss will resume services from Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Dublin to Frankfurt, Zurich, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Cologne.
Lufthansa is negotiating a €9 billion bailout with German authorities as the coronavirus continues to have a severe impact on international travel. “The negotiations and the process of political decision-making are still ongoing,” the airline said in a statement.