Tack on 20 more cities, with more to come later this week, to Lufthansa's plans to get back to normal. The airline, however, still needs to strike a nearly $10 billion deal for a government bailout.
Lufthansa, which is in talks with the German government over a 9 billion euro ($9.8 billion) bailout, will resume flights to 20 destinations from mid-June, including some holiday hot-spots, a spokeswoman said on Sunday.
The destinations include Mallorca, Crete, Rhodes, Faro, Venice, Ibiza and Malaga, the spokeswoman said, adding flights would depart from the airline’s main hub in Frankfurt.
Further destinations will be unveiled at the end of next week, she said.
Bild am Sonntag first reported the new destinations.
The flight expansion comes less than two weeks after Lufthansa unveiled plans to resume flights to destinations including Los Angeles, Toronto and Mumbai from June, as it begins to restore business that was virtually shut down by the coronavirus crisis.
The airline said on Thursday it was in advanced talks with the German government over ceding a 20% stake in exchange for the cash injection. Bild am Sonntag, without citing sources, said the loan would have to be repaid at the end of 2023.
($1 = 0.9174 euros) (Reporting by Christoph Steitz; Editing by Mark Potter)
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Photo credit: Lufthansa AG logo sits on the tail fins of passenger jets. The airline hopes to start flying again to 20 cities. Skift