The Lufthansa Group is an aviation company with operations worldwide. It plays a leading role in its European home market. With 138,353 employees, the Lufthansa Group generated revenue of EUR 36,424m in the financial year 2019.
The Lufthansa Group is composed of the segments Network Airlines, Eurowings and Aviation Services. All business segments are among the leading providers in their respective industries.
Network Airlines comprises Lufthansa German Airlines, SWISS and Austrian Airlines. The integration of Brussels Airlines with Eurowings was stopped in the course of the reporting year. Brussels Airlines will instead move closer to Network Airlines and report as part of this operating segment from 2020. In addition, commercial responsibility for the Eurowings long- haul business was transferred to Lufthansa German Airlines. This enables Eurowings to focus in future on short-haul routes in direct traffic.
Aviation Services particularly includes the Logistics, MRO and Catering segments. As part of the focus on the airline business, a contract with gategroup was signed in late 2019 for the sale of the LSG group’s European business. The Lufthansa Group also comprises the Additional Businesses and Group Functions, which consist of AirPlus, Lufthansa Aviation Training, the IT company Lufthansa Systems
The Network Airlines segment comprises Lufthansa German Airlines, SWISS and Austrian Airlines. With their multi-hub strategy, the Network Airlines offer their passengers a premium, high-quality product and service, and a comprehensive route network combined with the highest level of travel flexibility.
The Eurowings segment comprises the flight operations of Eurowings and Brussels Airlines. The equity investment in SunExpress is also part of this segment. Eurowings provides an innovative and competitive offering for price-sensitive and service-oriented customers in the growing European direct traffic segment.
In addition to Lufthansa Cargo AG, the Lufthansa Group’s logistics specialists, the Logistics segment includes the airfreight container management specialist Jettainer group, the time:matters subsidiary, which specialises in parti- cularly urgent consignments, and the equity investment in the cargo airline AeroLogic.
Lufthansa Technik is the world’s leading independent provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services (MRO) for civilian commercial aircraft. Lufthansa Technik AG serves more than 850 customers worldwide, including OEMs, aircraft leasing companies and operators of VIP jets, as well as airlines.
The LSG group offers a comprehensive range of products, concepts and services related to in-flight service. As the strongest revenue driver in the LSG group, LSG Sky Chefs offers classical catering for airlines and rail operators, as well as lounge management. It is present at 205 airports in 59 countries for more than 300 airlines and a growing number of European rail operators.