Employees in Germany who have completed medical training can now be released quickly and un-bureaucratically on a voluntary basis for specific work in a medical facility. Lufthansa will continue to pay the full basic salary of those employees, and further details of this initiative are currently being worked out.
Additionally, the Lufthansa Group is waiving the purchase of more than 920,000 permanently ordered face masks and making them available to the health authorities in Germany. The company recognizes the immediate need of supplies by the medical community on the front lines of the pandemic, and has a sufficient quantity of masks in stock for Lufthansa Group employees.
Furthermore, in order to bring as many people as possible back home quickly, the Lufthansa Group airlines are also operating numerous special flights all over the world. In close consultation with the governments of their home markets and on behalf of tourism companies and cruise lines, Lufthansa Group airlines are currently offering around 140 special flights. More than 25,000 passengers are flying home with Lufthansa, Eurowings, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Edelweiss. Further special flights will follow in the next few days.Email Post to a Friend