Location of affected unit(s)
Kelsterbach, Flensburg
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62.09 - Other information technology and computer service activities

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 October 2013
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Lufthansa Systems, an IT subsidiary of the German airline, announced plans to outsource 1,000 employees in its IT section. This is part of the company’s “Score” program, which aims to reduce costs.

The job cuts in Germany relate to the call centre in Kelsterbach (Hesse) and the computing centre in Flensburg (Schleswig-Holstein). Another 300 employees are affected in London, Dallas, Singapore and Buenos Aires. A timeframe for the restructuring has not been published yet.

The company is to negotiate the restructuring with labour unions in order to avoid dismissals.

Lufthansa Systems employs 4,200 people worldwide. For additional information on restructurings related to Lufthansa’s Score program see Lufthansa (2012) and Lufthansa (2012 - world).


  • 25 October 2013: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
  • 25 October 2013: Handelsblatt


Eurofound (2013), Lufthansa Systems, Outsourcing in Germany, factsheet number 76096, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76096.