Lufthansa closes one-third of its in-flight kitchens
Lufthansa Group in-flight catering unit LSG Sky Chefs is to close 50 of its in-flight kitchen facilities in the USA, one third of its worldwide total, as a result of the sharp fall in North American demand.
LSG Sky Chefs currently operates 80 kitchens in the country, located at nearly 60 airports, employing around 16,300 personnel.
The business unit had already warned that 30% of its US staff were being put on unpaid leave; these workers have now been laid off.
Lufthansa revealed last week that LSG, the world’s largest in-flight catering company, had made an operating loss of $8 million and that the company was facing a “dramatic” 50% fall in US revenues.
Source: Air Transport Intelligence news