ARCHIV - 15.03.2018, Hessen, Frankfurt/Main: Carsten Spohr, Vorstandsvorsitzender der Deutsche Lufthansa AG. (zu dpa "Details zum Rettungspaket - Lufthansa zum Schnäppchen-Preis?") Foto: Arne Dedert/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

Lufthansa boss Carsten Spohr has prepared the passengers for further difficulties in air traffic. The situation, which is characterized by a lack of staff, a shortage of parts and restricted airspace, will “hardly improve in the short term,” said the head of Europe’s largest airline group in a letter to passengers. The industry is planning several thousand new hires in Europe alone. “However, this increase in capacity will only have a stabilizing effect in the coming winter.”

On behalf of the company, Spohr apologized for the fact that after the Corona slump, the “start-up of the complex air traffic system from almost zero to currently almost 90 percent again” had not led to the desired reliability, punctuality and robustness.

The manager admitted that the Lufthansa Group also lacked staff in some areas. From next summer, the group intends to use the A380 aircraft, which have since been decommissioned.