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The Lufthansa Group is an aviation company with operations worldwide. In the financial year 2017, the Lufthansa Group generated revenue of EUR 35.6bn and employed an average of 128,856 staff. The structure of the business segments was adjusted in line with the three-pillar concept behind the corporate strategy at the beginning of the financial year. Since then, the Lufthansa Group has been organised into the business segments Network Airlines, Point-to-Point Airlines, Aviation Services (comprising the segments Logistics, MRO and Catering), and Additional Businesses and Group Functions.

Organisation

Deutsche Lufthansa AG has the management and supervisory structures typical for companies in Germany. The Executive Board is responsible for managing the Company and defining its strategic direction. In doing so, the aim is to increase Company value sustainably. The Supervisory Board appoints, advises and supervises the Executive Board. Deutsche Lufthansa AG is the parent company and the largest single operating company in the Lufthansa Group. The individual business segments are run as separate Group companies, with the exception of the Lufthansa Passenger Airlines. They have their own profit and operating responsibility and are monitored by their respective supervisory boards, in which members of Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s Executive Board are also represented.

Corporate structure

Strategy

The Lufthansa Group aims to be the first choice for shareholders, customers, employees and partners in the aviation sector and to continue shaping the global aviation market as a key player in the future. In this context, the strategy aims to systematically develop the Group based on the three pillars of Network Airlines, Point-to-Point Airlines and Aviation Services.

The three pillars benefit from mutual synergies and economies of scale across business segments. Lufthansa Cargo, for example, transports a large proportion of its freight in the belly capacities of the Lufthansa Group’s passenger aircraft. Lufthansa Technik, in turn, has access to maintenance licences which are negotiated with the OEMs when the Group airlines order new aircraft and performance data for modern aircraft, collected in subsequent flight operations.

To keep refining the Group portfolio, the Lufthansa Group regularly reviews the attractiveness of individual market segments, its current competitive position, potential for future success and the synergies realised from the Group network by the individual operating segments.

Group strategy