Lufthansa tests positive for Covid-19, struggles for survival

The negative impact of coronavirus pandemic on air passenger traffic continues. After saving a 9-billion-euro governmental rescue package at the end of June, Germany’s flag-carrier Lufthansa expected to relieve until the pandemic ends.

However, the company has announced that it will take more precautions in order not to go bankruptcy. The airline is planning to implement a “permanent capacity reduction” of 150 aircraft by the middle of this decade.

As per the plan, it will take A380s and A340s as well as some other aircraft types out of service. In addition, it will cut some 22.000 jobs, becoming surplus due to the shrink of the fleet.

Lufthansa’s new decision will also affect Belgium and Austria as flag-carriers of the two countries are subsidiaries of the group.

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