Munich - Lufthansa CityLine and the Vereinigung Cockpit pilot union have agreed on new conditions of employment for the approximately 650 pilots paving the way for the introduction of a new type of aircraft.

Lufthansa CityLine will begin operating Airbus A319 on its regional network, which will be taken over from the parent company Lufthansa. The first A319-100s will be delivered to the company next spring. Five more aircraft of the same type will follow by the end of 2020.

For many years, Lufthansa CityLine has been managing a large part of our regional traffic from or to the hubs of Munich and Frankfurt,
said Wilken Bormann, Chairman of the Board at Lufthansa CityLine and CEO of Lufthansa Hub Munich.

Entering the A320 segment is a logical next step. With the new collective agreement, the two trading partners have demonstrated their willingness to jointly develop Lufthansa CityLine as a key component of the Lufthansa Group,
he added.

Lufthansa CityLine is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa with hubs at Frankfurt Airport and Munich Airport from where it serves on domestic and other European routes.

Each year, the airline transports around eight million passengers with the 52 aircraft in its fleet including 35 Bombardier CRJ900, nine Embraer E190, five Embraer E195, and three A340-300.

Lufthansa CityLine flies to nearly 80 airports in more than 24 countries.