Passenger Airline Group
Leading airline group in Europe
The Passenger Airline Group constitutes the core business segment of the Lufthansa Group. Operating together as an airline group, the segment consists of Lufthansa Passenger Airlines (including Germanwings) as well as SWISS, Austrian Airlines and the equity investment in Brussels Airlines. Equity investments in JetBlue and SunExpresss are also part of the Passenger Airline Group. The group of airlines offers passengers a global route network currently comprising 250 destinations in more than 100 countries. Via its transfer airports in Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Vienna and Brussels, the airline group applies a multi-hub strategy to give customers a wide range of options for convenient travel planning.
In addition to continuous optimisation within the individual airlines, the cooperation between them in the group is also being extended systematically. Synergies are being harnessed, primarily by realizing economies of scale. Joint purchasing initiatives for fuel, aircraft and handling services, the merger of freight activities, optimization of local traffic and joint sales are all generating sustainable cost and income synergies for the airline group.
Expanding their leading position as an independent group of European quality carriers is the objective which is vigorously pursued. To do so, the airlines put the key qualities of reliability, safety, punctuality and professional service at the core of their operations. The airline group companies are also well aware of their ecological responsibility and are pushing on with the reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by modernising their fleets.