Following these cuts, Lufthansa will employ 109,000 people. employees. Abroad, Lufthansa will reduce more than 20,000 jobs. employees. In addition, Lufthansa has sold its catering subsidiary LSG, which has 7,500 employees. Next year, Lufthansa intends to reduce another 10,000 jobs in Germany. people.
Terminations despite the growing interest in flights during the holidays
Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for Lufthansa announced the growing demand for passenger flights during 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, the number of tickets ordered for Cape Town, South Africa and Cancun, Mexico, has quadrupled.
Like other airlines, Lufthansa suffered heavy losses as a result of the coronavirus crisis, which founded a large part of its fleet and drastically reduced its offering. Despite government funding, Lufthansa reported losses of € 5.6 billion after three quarters this year.
Only state aid saved Lufthansa from bankruptcy. Limited flights resulted in a reduction in demand for a large number of cabin crew. In the end, the lines should employ less than 100,000 people. people. This limit is to be achieved by reducing working hours, voluntary redundancies or redundancies due to changes in the company. In addition, Lufthansa employees must take into account a reduction in salaries.