28 February 2020

Coronavirus: capacity reduction planned for Lufthansa Group

Further measures to counteract the economic consequences
As a result of the current situation caused by the accelerated spread of the coronavirus, the Lufthansa Group has decided on taking further measures to counteract the economic consequences.
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Short-haul operations to be reduced by up to 25 percent during the next weeks 
Number of Lufthansa Group long-haul aircraft not in service increases from 13 to up to 23 
 Possibility of reduced working hours under review 
 
Within the coming weeks, the number of short and medium-haul flights will be reduced by up to 25 percent, depending on the further development of the spread of the coronavirus.
 
The Lufthansa Group airlines are also continuing to reduce their flight schedule on long-haul routes. The number of Lufthansa Group long-haul aircraft currently not in operation will increase from 13 to up to 23. The Group is also examining the possibility of reduced working hours in various areas.
 
It is not yet possible to estimate the financial impact of the current developments. The Group will be publishing key financial figures at the annual press conference on 19 March 2020. 
 
Edited by Alisè Vitri
Source text: Media Relations Lufthansa Group 
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