(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Lufthansa does not expect its global airline operations to
return to normal until 2023 after staff shortages and booming
demand amid the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions forced it to
cancel some flights, Die Welt newspaper reported on Saturday,
Trend reports with
reference to Reuters .
'Unfortunately, a short-term improvement now in the summer is
hardly realistic,' Lufthansa board member Detlef Kayser told Die
Welt, adding the problem is global rather than exclusive to Germany
and the only way out is to reduce the number of flights.
Lufthansa has announced plans to scrap around 3,000 flights, or
some 15% of its capacity, at its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich this
The German flag carrier is trying to ensure vacation routes are
affected as little as possible, opting to cancel instead short- and
medium-haul flights with many alternative travel options, Kayser
told Die Welt.
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