As per a recent update, Lufthansa is seeking to strike agreements with worker representatives on how to make cuts equivalent to 22,000 full-time positions.

The aviation group aims to conclude necessary crisis agreements by June 22.

The airline’s flight operations will be affected with a calculated 5,000 jobs, 600 of which will be pilots, 2,600 flight attendants and 1,500 ground staff.

A further 1,400 jobs at headquarters and in administration at other group companies will also be affected. Lufthansa Technik has a worldwide surplus of about 4,500 jobs, 2,500 of them in Germany.

In the LSG Group’s catering business, around 8,300 jobs are hit worldwide, out of which 1,500 are in Germany.

Restructuring is being done across all companies of the group. This includes low-cost carriers Germanwings not resuming flight operations and Eurowings reducing its administrative staff capacity by 30 per cent and cutting 300 jobs in return.

In addition to this, Austrian Airlines has a personnel surplus of 1,100 jobs due to fleet downsizing, Brussels Airlines will reduce its capacity by 1,000 jobs and Lufthansa Cargo by 500.

Michael Niggemann, executive board member, human resources and legal affairs of Deutsche Lufthansa AG says, “According to our current assumptions about the course of business over the next three years, we have no perspective of employing one in seven pilots and one in six flight attendants as well as numerous ground staff at Lufthansa alone.

“This excess capacity could even increase if we do not find a way to get through the crisis with competitive personnel costs. We, therefore, want to reach the urgently needed crisis agreements with our collective bargaining partners quickly.”

“Our objective remains unchanged. We want to keep as many colleagues on board as possible throughout the crisis and avoid layoffs for operational reasons. To achieve this, the negotiations on the crisis agreements must conclude with a joint success”, added Niggemann.