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Lufthansa Group - statistics & facts

Lufthansa is Germany's flag carrier airline, and, combined with its subsidiaries is one of the leading aviation groups in the world. The Lufthansa Group is comprised of three large business segments: Network Airlines, Eurowings, and Aviation Services. Network Airlines includes the passenger carriers Lufthansa German Airlines, SWISS, and Austrian Airlines; Eurowings consists of the Eurowings airline, Brussels Airlines, and SunExpress; Aviation Services encompasses key operations such as freight carrier logistics, technology and engineering (Lufthansa Technik), and onboard catering.

Challenging times

Prior to 2020, operating performance had been increasing considerably over the previous twelve years. However, with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, performance took a hit: in 2020, the number of passengers transported by the Lufthansa Group fell by 74.9 percent compared to the previous year, and in 2021, performance remained low with only 46.9 million passengers, 68 percent less than in 2019. Additionally in 2021, the company generated only 16.8 billion euros, down from 36.4 billion euros in 2019. Although the Lufthansa Group reported an improvement in operating profit as compared to 2020, they still experienced a loss of 2.3 billion euros by the end of FY 2021.

Coronavirus bailout

Although flights have now begun to slowly resume through the loosening of travel restrictions, it will be a long process before operations can reach the performance levels seen prior to the coronavirus crisis. The pandemic nearly brought air travel to a complete halt, and many airlines were facing insolvency. Lufthansa was among the European airlines relying on bailout package, and after prolonged talks in 2020, the German government reached an agreement to support Lufthansa with nine billion euros, saving the company from bankruptcy. In November 2021, the German company announced that it had finished repaying the bailout ahead of schedule.

Interesting statistics

In the following 4 chapters, you will quickly find the 26 most important statistics relating to "Lufthansa Group".


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