The German airline Lufthansa is going to cut even more than previously announced.

For example, the Germans want to cut extra jobs, in addition to the 22,000 jobs already planned.

The number of aircraft will also be reduced, the company announces.

The reason for the additional cutbacks is that air traffic is recovering from the corona crisis less quickly than Lufthansa thought.

Previously, the airline expected that in the fourth quarter of this year, passenger numbers would be around 50 percent of the normal level.

Now the Germans are adjusting that expectation to a percentage between 20 and 30.

This means that cutting 22,000 jobs is not enough.

Additional measures are necessary.

That is why the workforce is "adapted to market developments".

Lufthansa does not disclose exactly how many extra jobs it involves.

The knife will also be cut in the number of devices.

Earlier this year, six Airbus A380s were already permanently put aside.

Eight other aircraft of the same type will also enter the hangar for an extended period, as well as ten Airbus A340-600s.

Only with an unexpectedly rapid increase in air traffic will the aircraft take off again.

For the coming years, Lufthansa will reduce its fleet by a total of 150 aircraft.

As a result of the changes, the airline depreciates its fleet of 1.1 billion euros.

In addition, the monthly expenditure will be reduced from 500 to 400 million euros.

The company is also reducing its office space in Germany by 30 percent and is also looking at opportunities to reduce office space in the rest of the world.