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Lufthansa to hire 20,000 new employees by the end of 2023


By the end of 2023, the airline wants to hire 20,000 people, according to Carsten Spohr, CEO of Lufthansa. In addition to 12,000 new hires for open positions, another 8,000 new hires will take places of departing workers and retirees.

Like many other airlines, Lufthansa made layoffs during the epidemic, reducing its workforce from nearly 140,000 to 100,000 people in just two years. Due to staffing issues following the relaxation of COVID limitations and a spike in summertime air traffic, Lufthansa and other airlines were forced to cancel flights.

Early in August, Lufthansa stated that it would be hiring 10,000 people over the following 15 months. The financial performance of Lufthansa has also increased due to the rising demand. The airline's revenue grew by three times in the second quarter, and it declared a net profit of €259 million compared to a deficit in the same period last year.

In addition, both ground employees and pilots have been striking frequently recently, which has negatively impacted Lufthansa. The pilots' strikes continue even if the airline and the ground personnel have already come to an agreement. The most recent one occurred on Friday, September 2, and as a result, 800 flights had to be canceled.

source: dw.de