Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51 - Air transport

480 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 August 2004
Employment effect (start)
25 August 2004
Foreseen end date
31 December 2006


Lufthansa Cargo is adopting a comprehensive package of measures in response to the structural change in the airfreight industry. The object of the company's process management is to intensify its customer focus, slim down its internal structures and generally speed up its processes. Additional measures are being taken to fuel growth and reduce costs. That also includes saving on labour costs: 10% of the jobs at Lufthansa Cargo (equivalent to 480) are to be reduced by 2006. The bulk of those cuts will come from administrative areas. Already by the end of 2004, a possible 150 jobs or so will be shed through normal turnover.


  • 25 August 2004: Lufthansa Cargo Press release
  • 29 August 2004: Süddeutsche Zeitung


Eurofound (2004), Lufthansa Cargo, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 60567, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60567.