Following these cuts, Lufthansa will employ 109,000 people. workers. Abroad, Lufthansa will cut more than 20,000 jobs. workers. In addition, Lufthansa has sold its LSG culinary subsidiary, which employs 7,500 people. Next year, Lufthansa plans to cut another 10,000 jobs in Germany. people.
Layoffs despite growing interest in holiday flights
A Lufthansa spokesman, meanwhile, said there was a growing demand for passenger flights on 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, requests for tickets to Cape Town in South Africa and Cancun in Mexico have quadrupled.
Like other airlines, Lufthansa suffered heavy losses as a result of the coronavirus crisis, putting a large portion of its fleet on the ground and drastically reducing supply. Despite state funding, Lufthansa has suffered losses of 5.6 billion euros after three quarters of this year.
Only state aid saved Lufthansa from bankruptcy. Limited flights reduced the demand for a large number of cabin crew. Eventually, the lines would have to employ fewer than 100,000 people. people. This limitation is intended to be achieved by reducing changes in working hours, voluntary redundancies or layoffs due to changes in the company. In addition, Lufthansa employees should consider salary reductions.