Airlines Lufthansa Cityline to fly Airbus A319
Lufthansa CityLine has stated, that the airline will start to use Airbus A319 aircraft from spring 2019 onwards.
The introduction of Airbus A319 aircraft into Lufthansa CityLine´s fleet means a new future-proof aircraft for the subsidiary airline. In addition to this course, CityLine and Vereinigung Cockpit have announced, that all 650 pilots will receive new employment conditions.
Next spring, the first CityLine A319 will take-off from Lufthansa´s Munich hub. Until the end of 2020, five more aircraft will join the fleet. All aircraft have previously been with Lufthansa mainline. With the A319s, Lufthansa hopes to further improve CityLine´s feeder traffic at the hubs in Munich and Frankfurt.
Wilken Bormann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa CityLine and CEO of Lufthansa Hub Munich commented: "Entering the A320 segment is a logical next step. With the new collective agreement, both negotiating partners have illustrated their will to jointly develop Lufthansa CityLine as a key component of the Lufthansa Group."
Both Lufthansa and CityLine have agreed on a moderate salary increase for the next three years. Lufthansa stated, that essential structural points of the pension plan will be adapted to mainline staff conditions. Furthermore, both parties hope to optimize the training roadmap for its pilots.
Currently, Lufthansa operates 30 Airbus A319s. The aircraft form the carrier´s backbone for European operations.
Lufthansa CityLine is a 100% subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and has specialized on operating regional routes, feeding its main operational hubs at Munich and Frankfurt. Its fleet consists of 52 aircraft, including three A340-300s, 35 Canadair CRJ 900s, nine Embraer E190s and five E195s. CityLine operates flights to 80 airports in over 24 countries, lifting the annual passenger number to eight million.
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