Lufthansa increases business flights – CEO

Lufthansa increases business flights - CEO

“We are now seeing very clearly that business travellers are coming back,” Carsten Spohr said, adding Lufthansa had increased capacity on domestic flights by 30% in September and would increase it by another 15% in October.

BERLIN, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Lufthansa (LHAG.DE) is putting on more flights for business travellers in September and October, the chief executive of the German airline told Reuters on Wednesday.

Highlights

  • “In Europe, we are already flying 60 percent of our programme again,” Spohr said.

  • Lufthansa will reintroduce the hourly frequency of flights between Frankfurt and Hamburg and Frankfurt and Berlin in the mornings and evenings, times popular with business travellers.

Speaking on the sidelines of a conference in Berlin, Spohr said the air cargo business was booming.

Business travel is seen only returning gradually after it collapsed during the coronavirus pandemic as many companies have slashed their travel budgets and have got used to holding meetings online. read more

“In air freight, due to the major unprecedented bottlenecks in global supply chains, the boom has even increased since the end of the summer holidays,” he said.

Reporting by Klaus Lauer Writing by Emma Thomasson
Editing by Mark Potter

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