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Lufthansa thins flight schedule in Munich - some travelers are hit hard

2020-10-27T08:11:52.514Z

Lufthansa has to tighten its austerity course because of the corona pandemic. This also affects the Munich location.



Lufthansa has to tighten its austerity course because of the corona pandemic.

This also affects the Munich location.

  • The corona pandemic has caused

    turbulence for

    Lufthansa

    .

  • In the first nine months, the company

    piled up

    a

    loss

    of 4.1 billion euros.

  • Now the airline is feverishly looking for ways to

    save

    .

Munich - The crisis-ridden

Lufthansa is

temporarily

relocating

eight Airbus A 350 from

Munich

to

Frankfurt

.

The long-haul machines would be used on the routes from Frankfurt to North America and Asia, a

Lufthansa

spokeswoman told Merkur.de * on Monday.

From November 1st, the

A 350

from Frankfurt would initially

fly

to

Los Angeles

,

Chicago

and

Tokyo

, with other long-distance routes to follow.

The A 350 were "only loaned to Frankfurt", emphasized the spokeswoman.

As soon as the demand picks up again, the machines would be brought back to Munich, it was said.

Lufthansa operates a total of 16 A 350s in Munich, but half of them were recently shut down.

The Airbus models, which are considered to be particularly fuel-efficient, are now to replace the older Boeing 747 and A 340-300s from Frankfurt in the short term.

They consume significantly more fuel than the A 350 and are therefore more expensive to use.

Lufthansa cuts direct connections to Asia and North America

In addition to the temporary relocation of the A 350 to Frankfurt, the airline is also cutting its direct connections in Munich.

With the start of the winter flight schedule last Sunday,

Washington DC

and

Hong Kong would

no longer be served, it is said on request.

The direct flights from Munich to

San Francisco

and

Tokyo

would also be temporarily suspended, but should be resumed from the beginning of March.

This also applies to

Beijing

, but the resumption of flight operations still depends on the approval of the Chinese authorities.

The

Lufthansa

suffers similarly to other airlines because of the

Corona

* pandemic under massive travel restrictions, entry bans and lockdown.

From January to September the airline piled up a total of 4.1 billion euros in losses.

This shortfall will "increase significantly in the fourth quarter," warned the airline in an employee circular sent to Merkur.de * on Sunday.

Your health and safety are our priority - from booking to touch-down.

Find all the information about our hygiene measures in this video.

#WeCare pic.twitter.com/73v6eED15e

- Lufthansa (@lufthansa) October 9, 2020

In view of the dramatic development, the group now wants to step on the brakes even more.

With the start of the winter flight schedule, a maximum of a quarter of the previous year's capacities will be offered, the letter says.

Just a few weeks ago,

Lufthansa had

planned to offer at least half of the airports in the previous year in the winter half-year.

In view of the dramatic increase in the number of infections and recent travel restrictions, the austerity measures have to be "stepped up again", the management wrote.

Therefore, 125 aircraft that were supposed to take off in winter would be decommissioned again.

* Merkur.de is part of the nationwide Ippen Digital editorial network.

Source: merkur

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