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Lufthansa Targets 60%-70% Of Pre-COVID-19 Pandemic Passenger Numbers By Year-End

Published on Jul 15 2021 1:10 PM in General Industry tagged: Deutsche Lufthansa / Air Traffic / COVID-19 / Airline Industry

Lufthansa Targets 60%-70% Of Pre-COVID-19 Pandemic Passenger Numbers By Year-End

Passenger numbers at Lufthansa are currently approximately 40% of pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels and it is aiming to reach 60%-70% by the end of the year, a manager at the German airline has said.

"We started into the summer with about 10% of passengers and 15% of flights compared to pre-crisis levels", Jens Fehlinger said.

Lufthansa is currently running about 55% of the flights it used to.

While it is serving 192 destinations - more than in summer 2019 - it is flying many routes less frequently.

The airline and its subsidiaries are using 520 aircraft, compared with roughly 800 before the crisis, Fehlinger said.

News by Reuters, edited for Hospitality Ireland by Conor Farrelly. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.

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