As a European enterprise, we strongly support open societies, open markets, peace, freedom and democracy. After all, it is thanks to the achievements of the European Union that Lufthansa German Airlines has become Europe’s number one airline and the highest-earning aviation corporation in the world. As a corporation, we are a part of Europe. We contribute toward international entente by bringing the people on our continent closer together with the 3000 European flights we operate daily

Carsten Spohr
Chairman and CEO
Lufthansa Group

The Lufthansa Group is an aviation company with operations worldwide. With 142 million passengers in 2018, the Lufthansa Group is number one in Europe’s airline sector. The Lufthansa Group aims to be the first choice for customers, employees, shareholders and partners in the aviation industry and to continue shaping the global aviation market as a key player in the future.

The Lufthansa Group is composed of the three business segments Network Airlines, Eurowings and Aviation Services (comprising the segments Logistics, MRO and Catering). The Group’s Network Carriers comprise Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines. With their multi-hub strategy from Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich and Vienna hubs, the Network Airlines offer their passengers a premium product and a comprehensive route network combined with the highest level of travel flexibility. With Eurowings, the Lufthansa Group has an innovative and competitive offering in direct traffic, which addresses both price-sensitive and service-oriented customers with low-cost basic fares and additional service options that can be booked flexibly. The aviation services are all global market leaders in their individual industries. This way, the Lufthansa Group has found success in further areas of the aviation business.

The Lufthansa Group’s airlines currently (i.e. as of Summer 2019) serve 318 destinations in 102 countries on five continents. The Group’s total fleet comprises 763 aircraft, employs around 135,000 personnel and generated a revenue of EUR 35.8 billion in 2018.


The Lufthansa Group is headed by its six-member Executive Board. Carsten Spohr is Chairman & CEO; Harry Hohmeister bears responsibility for steering the commercial management of the premium network carriers Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines and coordinating their corresponding hubs; Thorsten Dirks is in charge of Eurowings; Dr. Detlef Kayser is responsible for the business area Airline Resources & Operations Standards; Ulrik Svensson is Chief Financial Officer; and Dr. Bettina Volkens is Head of HR & Legal Affairs.

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