Lufthansa unveils cuts in hours of 1,000 staff


FRANKFURT – The leading German airline, Lufthansa, said Monday it planned to put around 1,000 ground staff on reduced working hours because of a decline in passenger traffic.

Around 31,000 workers are involved in passenger support activities at different sites, but the carrier’s two hubs in Frankfurt and Munich would not be affected by the measure, a statement said.

Details would be worked out with personnel representatives in the coming weeks, it added.

The move was aimed at preserving jobs despite a sharp drop in the number of people taking Lufthansa flights, the airline said.

Similar measures concerning its freight operations were announced in mid February.