SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 29 July 2021, Thursday |

Lufthansa targets 60-70 percent of pre-pandemic passenger numbers by year-end

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

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

Lufthansa is currently running about 55 percent 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.