After these cuts, Lufthansa will employ 109,000 people. employees. Abroad, Lufthansa will lose more than 20,000 jobs. employees. In addition, Lufthansa has sold its subsidiary LSG, which employs 7,500 people. Lufthansa intends to cut another 10,000 jobs in Germany next year. people.
Layoffs despite growing interest in flights during the holidays
A Lufthansa spokeswoman, meanwhile, announced growing demand for flights for passengers 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 ticket orders to Cape Town in South Africa and to Cancún in Mexico has quadrupled.
Like other airlines, Lufthansa has suffered huge losses as a result of the corona crisis, grounding much of its fleet and drastically reducing supply. Despite state funding, Lufthansa reported a loss of € 5.6 billion after three quarters of this year.
Only state aid saved Lufthansa from bankruptcy. Limited flights have 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 must be reached by reducing working hours, voluntary redundancies or redundancies due to changes in the company. In addition, Lufthansa employees must expect salary reductions.