Worldwide air traffic developments create new perspectives for Lufthansa Group pilots

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  • No compulsory redundancies at Lufthansa Airways
  • Reduction of remaining employees surplus at Lufthansa Airlines achievable as a result of voluntary leave program
  • No collective bargaining option yet for pilots at Germanwings
  • Lufthansa Cargo pilots 55 and around supplied voluntary early retirement program 
  • New Lufthansa Team flight university to start schooling cockpit crews this summer.

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The Coronavirus pandemic carries on having a extremely severe effects on airlines and its staff. After two a long time in “crisis method,” Lufthansa Team flight operations nevertheless has to cope with fifty percent the number of travellers in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the first quarter of 2019.

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For captains, the disaster-associated Lufthansa Airways team surplus has currently been minimized in a socially suitable way with a prosperous voluntary depart program. Lufthansa also designs to supply very first officers the opportunity to exit from their contracts. Also, collective component-time agreements can also alleviate current staff surplus. Lufthansa carries on to speaking about this with its social partners.

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This usually means, Lufthansa Airlines will waive obligatory redundancies for cockpit workers.

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Michael Niggemann, Executive Board Member for Human Resources and Lawful Affairs at Deutsche Lufthansa AG, stated: “We have worked challenging in new months and months to avert obligatory redundancies for the cockpit team of our core brand – regardless of the pandemic’s significant impression. It is a wonderful good results that we have succeeded to do so.”

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The global disaster made painful selections unavoidable in nearly all corporations of Lufthansa Team. For case in point, passenger flight functions of Germanwings was completely suspended. Some pilots were being and can continue to be transferred to Eurowings until finally 31 March 2022. An more 80 pilots will join Lufthansa Airways in Munich. Options continue remaining sought for all other pilots afflicted, thereby offering the prospect of ongoing work in an present or freshly proven Lufthansa Team flight operation.

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For pilots 55 and more mature, Lufthansa Cargo delivers a voluntary early retirement application. A remaining will need for further more reductions will be accomplished by a voluntary go away program built to avert compulsory redundancies, such as pilots not close to retirement age, or possible transfers to Lufthansa Airlines. The goal is to obtain alternatives together with the social companions.

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In the lengthy expression, the international restoration in need for air transportation will again guide to appreciably superior prospective buyers for pilots – both equally inside of and exterior the Lufthansa Group. For this reason, the Lufthansa Group’s new flight faculty less than the umbrella of Lufthansa Aviation Training will start out teaching new pilots as of summer season 2022. The theoretical section of the approximately 24-month coaching software will consider position in Bremen or Zurich the realistic portion will get area at destinations in Goodyear, Arizona/United states of america, Grenchen/Switzerland or Rostock-Laage/Germany. In the upcoming, training will direct to getting an EASA-qualified ATP license that qualifies for entry-degree positions in and outside the house the Lufthansa Group. The target is excellent teaching and maximizing career potential customers for graduates.

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