Lufthansa to cut 33,000 flights due to Omicron – FAS newspaper

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Lufthansa plans to cut 33,000 flights from its winter schedule due to the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant and related travel restrictions, CEO Carsten Spohr told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper. “From mid-January to February, we see a sharp downturn in bookings,” he told the newspaper on Thursday, adding that 33,000 flights was equivalent to about 10% of the flight plan. In particular, Lufthansa was feeling the absence of passengers from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium, which are being hit particularly hard by the pandemic, said Spohr…

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