“Lufthansa has cut its flight capacity in a move equivalent to grounding almost a fifth of its fleet, it said on Wednesday, confirming what company sources told Reuters earlier about the German airline’s response to the coronavirus epidemic.
“We are dynamically adjusting our plans to reflect extraordinary circumstances,” a Lufthansa spokesman said.
The company said the move was equivalent to grounding 150 aircraft, with around sixth of the capacity cuts related to long-haul flights.
Lufthansa Group, which includes Swiss, Brussels and Austrian Airlines, has a total fleet of 770 aircraft.”
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