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June 16, 2020

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Lufthansa plans to cut 22,000 jobs

Germanwings' fleet will not be re-released

The German airline group Lufthansa, due to the impact on the coronavirus pandemic, plans to 22,000 full-time jobs, half of the total germany, a reduction in the number of staff who - announced company - will occur in all business areas and in almost all the companies in the group. For the company alone Lufthansa's airline are affected by about 5,000 jobs, of which 600 pilots, 2,600 flight attendants and 1,500 1,400 more jobs at the headquarters and other companies administered by the group. The plan It also plans to cut more than 4,500 jobs Lufthansa Technik, the company of the group that carries out the aircraft repair maintenance, of which 2,500 in Germany. For LSG Lufthansa, the company that manages the group's catering business, is expected to 8,300 jobs worldwide, including 1,500 Germany.

In addition, the German group has announced that, given the serious consequences of the pandemic for the entire aviation industry, the need restructuring of the business will apply to almost all the companies in the group starting with Germanwings, whose fleet will not be put back into operation. In addition, Eurowings will reduce administrative staff by 30% and cut 300 jobs and Austrian Airlines has been taken over surplus of 1,100 staff due to the downsizing of the fleet. Finally, in Brussels Airlines there will be 1,000 jobs cut and Lufthansa Cargo 500 jobs work.

"Based on our current estimates of the trend over the next three years, Michael explained Niggemann, Managing Director responsible for resources Deutsche Lufthansa's legal activities - for the Lufthansa alone we have no prospect of employment for a pilot in seven and one in six flight attendants, as well as many employees on the ground. This overcapacity could increase even more if we don't find a way to overcoming the crisis with competitive staff costs."

As of 31 December last year, the German group was working on more 138,000 people. "In the biggest crisis in the aviation history, Niggemann said, despite all the challenges we want to secure over 100,000 jobs in the long term Lufthansa Group. This requires a painful restructuring, which we want to implement in the most socially responsible as possible."

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