FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Deutsche Lufthansa
is getting ready to floor extra planes than deliberate and minimize working hours throughout the winter as a surge in coronavirus infections is placing folks off travelling.
Lufthansa and its subsidiaries Eurowings, Swiss, Austrian and Brussels Airways will floor 125 extra plane throughout the winter than initially deliberate, Chief Government Carsten Spohr stated in a letter to employees seen by Reuters.
“It’s unavoidable to ramp down operations throughout the winter of 2020/21 even additional and to place as many areas as potential in ‘hibernation’ from mid-December,” he stated.
Many of the group’s administrative employees might be placed on a government-sponsored diminished hours scheme, he added.
Lufthansa stated this month stated it can possible solely supply as much as 25% of the final yr’s capability within the fourth quarter, because it reported a third-quarter working lack of 1.26 billion euros.
(Reporting by Ilona Wissenbach; Writing by Ludwig Burger; Modifying by Alison Williams)
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