Carsten Spohr, chief executive of Lufthansa, said: “The past year was the most challenging in the history of our company – for our customers, our employees and our shareholders.”
A new product, named Covid-19 Temp Premium, will be bookable from January 11th and will provide a high level of comprehensive and personalised customer service along the travel chain.
Stefan Kreuzpaintner will assume responsibility for the worldwide sales activities of Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines in January.
From today, all flights Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings can be rebooked as often as desired without incurring a charge.
Lufthansa Group has shuffled its top management positions, with new leaders for Swiss, Lufthansa Cargo and Brussels Airlines. The new chief executives will take up their roles next year.
LH2058, which left Munich at 09:10, marked the start of Covid-19 antigen rapid testing on two daily flights between the German cities of Munch and Hamburg.
Lufthansa has appointed Remco Steenbergen to the role of chief financial officer. Taking up the position at the start of January, Steenbergen will also take a seat on the executive board.
Lufthansa will start the first test runs for comprehensive Covid-19 antigen rapid tests on selected routes between Munich and Hamburg on November 12th.
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.