Deutsche Lufthansa AG is an aviation company with operations worldwide. The Group operates in five business segments, which provide mobility and services for airlines. They play a leading role in their respective segments. The Group includes more than 400 subsidiaries and associated companies.
With its strategic business segment Passenger Transportation and Logistics Lufthansa provides mobility for passengers and freight. The airlines in the Lufthansa Group are positioned as premium carriers in their respective segments, and are among the leaders in their industry. In the reporting year we began to expand the group of passenger airlines with new partners, which will further strengthen Lufthansa’s position in its European home market in the future. Lufthansa Cargo is also a market leader in international airfreight. In addition to its global network, Lufthansa Cargo satisfies its clients with short transport times and high quality standards in many, sometimes highly specialised, product areas.
With the three business segments MRO, IT Services and Catering, Lufthansa also provides comprehensive services for its own airlines, and increasingly for those outside the Group. Lufthansa Technik is a global leader in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of civil aircraft. Its services cover the whole range from individual commissions to the complete servicing of whole fleets. Lufthansa Systems is one of the world’s leading IT service providers for the aviation industry with a wide offering from customised IT solutions for airlines to operating entire IT infrastructures. LSG Sky Chefs is the global market leader in airline catering. The 124 companies in the Group supply nearly all international, and many of the national and regional, airlines. The LSG Sky Chefs Group, which has also established a reputation as a successful full-service supplier for in-flight management, i.e. services such as product design and management of in-flight sales, has nearly 500 clients. The individual business segments are described in detail in the “” chapter.
In 2008, the Lufthansa Group had an average of 108,123 employees and generated revenue of some EUR 24.9bn.