Lufthansa plane in Frankfurt
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According to airline boss Carsten Spohr, Lufthansa's most expensive ticket currently costs $24,000 (€22,650) for a first-class flight from San Francisco to Frankfurt and back.
Even these tickets are currently sold out, Spohr said on Thursday at the Aviation Club of Washington in the US capital.
Lufthansa is recovering from the Covid pandemic faster than expected.
On the North American route in particular, "we are seeing very strong figures," emphasized the CEO.
"I think that in the summer season, to be honest, we're already fully booked anyway." Lufthansa has increased the number of destinations in the USA to 25 - more than before the crisis.
Spohr said passengers no longer viewed airlines as a "bankrupt industry" after their heavy losses due to the pandemic.
Instead, questions such as punctuality and reliability are now the focus again.
»For me it was the Easter holidays that brought about the change from too many resources for too few passengers to suddenly too many passengers for too few resources.«
The aviation industry must therefore advertise for workers with a wide variety of qualifications.
"Let's spread the word about how exciting it is to work in this industry."