Lufthansa: Pandemic threatens 30,000 jobs worldwide

The Lufthansa group of the German national airline has warned that 30,000 jobs have been threatened by the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

In a letter sent to employees, the airline’s board noted that it has never been so difficult to predict the development of the aviation industry, as it is unclear how long travel restrictions will be imposed or how quickly the crisis will recover.

The letter states that the Lufthansa group will strive to save at least 100,000 of the 130,000 jobs.

The airline had already announced in September that it planned to eliminate more than 22,000 previously announced jobs, but did not provide more detailed information at the time.

At the same time, Lufthansa has announced that the number of aircraft used for flights will be reduced by another 125 aircraft during the winter, offering only a quarter of the flights provided during the winter of last year.

The Lufthansa group also includes the Austrian national airline Austrian Airlines, the Swiss national airline Swiss, the Belgian national airline Brussels Airlines and the German low-cost airline Eurowings.

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