The Lufthansa Group
The two Pillars of the Lufthansa Group: the Network Airlines and the Point-to-Point Airlines
The Network Airlines segment comprises Lufthansa German Airlines, SWISS and Austrian Airlines. All the airlines offer their customers a premium product in order to maximise their realisation of the high income potential in their home markets. Customers rate them as the three best-quality airlines in Western Europe, according to the important Skytrax ranking. The airline group generates significant synergies by way of close coordination and increasingly centralised management of the airlines. With their multi-hub strategy, the Network Airlines can offer their passengers a comprehensive route network combined with the highest level of travel flexibility. In the 2018 summer flight timetable, the route network comprised 263 destinations in 86 countries, served via the international hubs in Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich and Vienna.
The Point-to-Point Airlines segment consists of Eurowings and Brussels Airlines.The equity investment in SunExpress is also part of this segment. The route network of the Point-to-Point Airlines is served from a total of eleven bases and last year comprised 192 destinations in 62 countries.
With the Eurowings partners, the Lufthansa Group has an innovative and competitive offering for price-sensitive and service-oriented customers in the growing direct traffic segment. The Eurowings concept is based on the central management of different flight operations. In addition to organic growth, this primarily enables them to consolidate other flight operations and therefore to alleviate overcapacities in the market. The Eurowings partners are to be developed into a leading European player in direct traffic in the years ahead. They will thereby also secure the Lufthansa Group’s leading position in European traffic, particularly in its home markets of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium.