Cologne, Germany-based Europe’s second-largest aviation industry mogul, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, often called as Lufthansa having 300 fleets operating on 220 destinations across the globe, would resume flights to 20 destinations including a number of Holiday HubSpots from mid-June, a company spokeswoman had confirmed late on Sunday.
In point of fact, earlier in the day, a German newspaper Bild am Sonntag had reported that the 75-year-old German airliner, which had been in talks with the German Government over a €9 billion bailout package to see through the pandemic outbreak, would resume flights to 20 destinations, while the destinations include Rhodes, Crete, Mallorca, Venice, Malaga and Ibiza.
Apart from that, the Lufthansa spokeswoman was also quoted as saying in the Bild am Sonntag report that the name of the other destinations would be revealed by the end of the week adding the Lufthansa flights would depart from the German aviation industry goliath’s main hub on Frankfurt.
Besides, the latest move of the Germany’s second-largest carrier to relaunch its operations came against the backdrop of an announcement made two week earlier, while the airline was quoted saying that the Cologne-based carrier was mulling an option to resume flights to a swathe of destinations ranging from Los Angeles to Mumbai to Toronto as early as by June.
Lufthansa to resume flights by mid-June as €9 billion bailout talk advances
Apart from that, latest Lufthansa announcement to restore some of its businesses which had been factually shuttered down since early-March was brought into light a day after the airline said that it had been an advanced stage talk with the German Government over a €9 billion relief package in exchange for a 20 per cent stake in the airline, while the Sunday’s Bild am Sonntag report had also added that the debts could be repaid over the next three years without citing a credible source.
Meanwhile, adding that the German carrier employing over 140,000 workers across the globe before the forced closures came into effect, would have to repay the debts as soon as it turned in to a profitability, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said in an interview with the German public broadcaster ZDF later on the day, “This can take a few years. No one knows in advance. ”