Lufthansa has made permanent changes to its structure in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to an assessment from the German flag-carrier, it will take several months until the global travel restrictions are completely lifted and years until the worldwide demand for air travel returns to pre-crisis levels.
Based on this evaluation, the executive board has decided to implement further extensive measures to reduce the capacity of flight operations and administration long term.
The decisions will affect almost all flight operations across the group.
At Lufthansa, six Airbus A380s and seven A340-600s, as well as five Boeing 747-400s, will be permanently decommissioned.
In addition, eleven Airbus A320s will be withdrawn from short-haul operations.
The six A380s (from a fleet of 14) were already scheduled for sale to Airbus in 2022.
The decision to phase out seven A340-600s and five Boeing 747-400s was taken based on the environmental as well as economic disadvantages of these aircraft types.
With this decision, Lufthansa will be reducing capacity at its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich.
Furthermore, Lufthansa Cityline will also withdraw three Airbus A340-300 aircraft from service.
Since 2015, the regional carrier has been operating…