This is one of the consequences of the weak demand due to the Corona crisis: in winter, Switzerland practically relies only on its Airbus A220 and the three Neos. The A320 and A321 will be deactivated, as the portal of the airline Aerotelegraf writes.
Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr (53) announced these drastic measures yesterday. The entire Lufthansa group has to brutally save. It has strengthened the austerity course again. And it goes into “hibernation”. One thing is clear: this does not only concern Lufthansa, but also its Swiss subsidiary.
Lufthansa’s Swiss branch will carry out “the entire short-haul program in the 2020/21 winter flight program with the Airbus A220”, as a spokesperson told “Aerotelegraph”. You mainly use the two A320 Neo and one A321 Neo.
This has consequences. The previous generation Airbus A320 and A321 (A320 and A321 Ceo) will be “temporarily taken out of service”, as it is called. What sounds harmless is dramatic. Seen across the Group, the Lufthansa Group will only offer 25% of the previous year’s capacity in winter. (pbe)