21 SEPTEMBER 2015
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With member companies reporting record load factors and ‘very positive’ business trends for next summer, the Lufthansa Group has announced a major reorganisation which it says is designed to strengthen customer focus.
Commercial management of the network carriers in the group, which include Gemanwings, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Condor, Eurowings, JetBlue and Luxair, will now be run from a single executive board position and group management levels will be reduced from four to three to accelerate decision-making.
Lufthansa says the moves should add around €500m to annual earnings once fully implemented.
The reshuffle also puts a special focus on Eurowings. The group says the new alignment is designed partly to lay foundations on which to establish and develop Eurowings as a secondary European brand and position it as a market-leading point-to-point airline in the group’s home markets.
The group says it is also strengthening its service companies, which include LSG Sky Chefs, Lufthansa Technik and AeroLogic, by enabling them to exploit further growth opportunities in the cargo, catering and financial services fields. www.lufthansagroup.com
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gary Hance, Aberdeen
I think you'll find that BMI regional is not part of the LH Group: http://www.bmiregional.com/about/history