After these cuts, Lufthansa will employ 109,000 people. employees. Overseas, Lufthansa will cut over 20,000 jobs. employees. In addition, Lufthansa has sold its LSG catering subsidiary, which employs 7,500 people. Next year, Lufthansa plans to cut another 10,000 jobs in Germany. people.
Redundancies despite growing interest in holiday flights
Meanwhile, a spokesman for Lufthansa announced the growing demand for passenger flights at Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The number of tickets purchased for flights to the two Canary Islands – Tenerife and Fuerteventura – has tripled. At the same time, ticket bookings to Cape Town in South Africa and Cancún in Mexico have increased fourfold.
Like other airlines, Lufthansa suffered huge losses as a result of the corona crisis, basing a large portion of its fleet and significantly reducing the offer. Despite state funding, Lufthansa reported losses of € 5.6 billion after three quarters this year.
Only state aid saved Lufthansa from bankruptcy. Limited flights led to a reduction in demand for a large number of cabin crew. Ultimately, the lines should employ less than 100,000 people. people. This limit is to be achieved by reducing working hours, voluntary redundancies or layoffs due to changes in the enterprise. In addition, Lufthansa employees must consider a reduction in wages.