Financing of Lufthansa Group

The choice of the respective financial instruments is according to Lufthansa‘s financial strategy. The financing mix, which mainly comprises aircraft financing, bonds and borrower’s note loans, aims at reducing the costs of financing, maintaining a balanced maturity profile and diversifying the portfolio of creditors.

Its creditor relations activities enable the Lufthansa Group to stay in permanent contact with lenders worldwide, and thereby strengthen its investor base. Borrowing mainly takes place in euros, the reporting currency.

Lines of credit

Furthermore, the Lufthansa Group has bilateral credit lines with banks. At the end of the 2023 financial year, credit lines amounting to some EUR 2.0bn were available. On 31 December 2023, unused credit lines totalled EUR 2,097m.