Lufthansa Group - statistics & facts

The Lufthansa Group is one of Germany's best-known enterprises, as well as one of the leading airlines in the world. While it is primarily known for its passenger transport among the German population, Lufthansa actually operates several large business segments: Network Airlines, Eurowings and Aviation Services. Network Airlines include Lufthansa German Airlines, SWISS and Austrian Airlines, which are all passenger carriers. Eurowings consists of the Eurowings airline, Brussels Airlines and SunExpress. Finally, Aviation Services pulls together further key elements rounding off operations: logistics, as Lufthansa is also a freight carrier; technology and engineering (Lufthansa Technik) and onboard catering.

A busy airline

Lufthansa Technik, in fact, was among the ten leading employers among engineers in Germany as of 2017/2018. Lufthansa generally recorded rising employee numbers in the last decade, with 138,353 people working for the Group worldwide. Over half of these employees worked in Lufthansa's home base in Germany. The Network Airlines segment employed the most people at almost 53,000 as of 2019.

As of 2019, the Lufthansa Group had a total of 763 aircraft units. Lufthansa German airlines, meanwhile, had 364 airplanes. That same year, the Group uplifted a total of 145 million passengers. Lufthansa registered its highest sales in the passenger segment. All the same, travel frequency with Lufthansa varied among German consumers. Over 51 million respondents had never flown with the airline.

Coronavirus bailout

Lufthansa was among the European airlines relying on bailouts after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic put an almost complete stop to air travel. While flights have begun to slowly resume as countries in Europe began opening their borders again during the summer of 2020, it will be a long process until operations can reach the levels from before the coronavirus crisis. After prolonged talks, German government support for Lufthansa was agreed on, at nine billion euros.

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