Pandemic-hit Lufthansa says 22,000 jobs to go

(FILES) This file photo taken on June 3, 2020 shows an employee of German airline Lufthansa sitting at the ticket desk in an empty terminal of the company at the “Franz-Josef-Strauss” airport in Munich, southern Germany. – German airline Lufthansa is to cut 22,000 jobs due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, a spokesman said on June 11, 2020. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP)

German airline Lufthansa said Thursday that it would have to slash 22,000 full-time jobs as the recovery in demand for travel following the coronavirus pandemic will be muted.

“The recovery in demand in the air transport sector will be slow in the foreseeable future,” the airline said.

It said the group would operate about 100 fewer aircraft after the crisis.

This will lead to “a total of 22,000 fewer full-time positions in the Lufthansa Group, half of them in Germany”.


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