Lufthansa has in the second quarter has been hit hard by the outbreak of the coronavirus.
In all, the German luftfartsgigant lost 11,2 billion in the three months that extends from april to June. It shows the half yearly financial information from Lufthansa.
the Deficit is mainly due to a large decrease in revenue compared to the second quarter of last year has fallen by 80 percent to 14.1 billion.
According to Carsten Spohr, ceo of Lufthansa, is experiencing the global air traffic is currently a cæsur. In the lyrics it is a break that divides a verslinje or a musical phrase in two parts.
- We don't expect demand returning to levels from before the crisis in 2024.
- We will not be spared from a far-reaching restructuring of our business, " says Carsten Spohr in a written comment.
the airline Industry has been particularly hard hit by the outbreak of the coronavirus, where several countries have imposed travel restrictions.
It has in a short time removed large parts of the income, and several countries have been forced to shoot the money in aviation is to keep it in the wings.
It also applies to Lufthansa, which has received a bailout of 67 billion of the German state, which has taken over 20 percent of the company.
the Airline expect that in the coming time will be more aircraft on the wings. However, it has been a long wait, before the number is approaching the level that was seen before coronakrisen broke out.
In July, Lufthansa 20 percent of its capacity in the air, and by the end of October is expected to be doubled to 40 percent.
Virusudbruddet has also meant that Lufthansa has had to resort to layoffs.
At the end of June the company had, according to the accounts 129.400 employees. It was about 8300 fewer than the same time last year.