Carsten Spohr, the Chief Executive Officer of Lufthansa [OTCMKTS: DLAKY], said that the company intends to add roughly 20,000 new personnel by the end of 2023 as the aviation sector continues to recover from the epidemic.
As a result of the pandemic, which halted all air travel around the world, the workforce of the flagship carrier was reduced from just under 140,000 to around 100,000 over the course of the pandemic. This led to operational problems this summer in some locations where there was too much staff reduction.
A representative for Lufthansa said that around 8,000 of the posts would be to replace workers who were departing the firm, while the other 12,000 positions would be brand new employment.
Spohr said at a press conference that took place on Monday evening that the months of July and August had been excellent for the airline and that “we have no intentions to abandon the profitability that we achieved in the second quarter.”
However, he predicted that the airline would not return to the capacity levels it had before the crisis in the following year because of the impending recession, which is expected to affect Germany more severely than it would other nations.