Lufthansa CityLine to start Airbus A319 operations next year

Photo: © Oliver Holzbauer

Lufthansa CityLine and pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) have agreed on new employment conditions for its approximately 650 pilots. The collective agreement paves the way for the introduction of a new aircraft type at the subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. An Airbus A319-100 will be taken over from Lufthansa and based in Munich next year. Until the end of 2020, another five A319 aircraft will have joined the fleet.

Lufthansa CityLine has been handling an important part of our feeder traffic at the hubs in Munich and Frankfurt for many years,” said Wilken Bormann, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa CityLine and CEO of Lufthansa Hub Munich, in a statement.

The new agreement also includes a moderate salary increase for the next three years and a growth-related increase for 2021. Other essential points of the structure of the company pension plan will be adapted to the regulations for Lufthansa’s mainline staff.

CityLine’s fleet currently consists of 35 Bombardier CRJ-900 and 14 Embraer E-Jets, which are all flying for Lufthansa using the normal LH flight numbers.