Heinrich Großbongardt, an aviation expert in Hamburg, points out that in the United States, the hiring conditions for regional traffic pilots are now even better than previously thought to be optimal. Therefore, labor rights are increasing. Deutsche Lufthansa may even face a pilot strike as management deliberately reduces the number of airliners at the parent company, moving them to a cheaper subsidiary, Eurowings, to help deliver the cost-cutting that must be done . Hard-hit during the pandemic, Lufthansa is now trying to reposition itself and hopefully get back to serving passengers quickly again.
But it's difficult. Last month, Lufthansa chairman Carsten Spohr admitted: "I've had to apologize to our customers again and again for weeks; I'm afraid I'll have to do it again into the summer." Extended range, expensive fuel Then, there were other old picture restoration problems: fuel prices skyrocketed because of the war in Ukraine; because of the closure of Russian airspace, planes flying to the Far East had to take detours, resulting in a dramatic increase in flight costs.