Lufthansa Group

Lufthansa Group

LUFTHANSA GROUP


BUSINESS ACTIVITIES

The Lufthansa Group is an aviation group with operations worldwide. With 138,353 employees, the Lufthansa Group generated revenue of EUR 36,4 billion in the financial year 2019. The Lufthansa Group is composed of the segments Network Airlines, Eurowings and Aviation Services. Aviation Services comprises the segments Logistics, MRO, Catering and Additional Businesses and Group Functions. The latter also include Lufthansa AirPlus, Lufthansa Aviation Training and the IT companies. All segments occupy a leading position in their respective markets.

ORGANISATION

Deutsche Lufthansa AG has the management and supervisory structures typical for companies in Germany. The Executive Board is responsible for managing the Company and defining its strategic direction. In doing so, the aim is to increase Company value sustainably. The Supervisory Board appoints, advises and supervises the Executive Board. Deutsche Lufthansa AG is the parent company and the largest single operating company in the Lufthansa Group. The individual business segments are run as separate Group companies, with the exception of the Lufthansa Passenger Airlines. They have their own profit and operating responsibility and are monitored by their respective supervisory boards, in which members of Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s Executive Board are also represented.

STRATEGY

The Lufthansa Group aims to be the first choice for shareholders, customers, employees and partners in the aviation sector and to continue shaping the global aviation market as a key player in the future. In this context, the strategy aims to systematically develop the Group based on the three pillars of Network Airlines, Point-to-Point Airlines and Aviation Services.

The three pillars benefit from mutual synergies and economies of scale across business segments. Lufthansa Cargo, for example, transports a large proportion of its freight in the belly capacities of the Lufthansa Group’s passenger aircraft. Lufthansa Technik, in turn, has access to maintenance licences which are negotiated with the OEMs when the Group airlines order new aircraft and performance data for modern aircraft, collected in subsequent flight operations.

To keep refining the Group portfolio, the Lufthansa Group regularly reviews the attractiveness of individual market segments, its current competitive position, potential for future success and the synergies realised from the Group network by the individual operating segments.

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