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Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr eyes pay cuts for Air Berlin crew

Says ready to welcome employees from Air Berlin to build-up airline's Eurowings unit

Richard Weiss | Bloomberg 

Deutsche Lufthansa Chief Executive Officer Carsten Spohr said he’s ready to welcome large numbers of employees from insolvent competitor Air Berlin to build up his airline’s Eurowings unit, promoting his company as a safe haven for jobs — albeit with concessions. “Those of you who have worked with Air Berlin crews know it: These are top people, and we’ll be very glad to get as many as we can over to us,” Spohr said at an internal staff meeting on Thursday. “Of course we cannot hire these employees on Air Berlin terms, but on Eurowings terms, ...

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First Published: Sun, August 20 2017. 01:15 IST