According to airline boss Carsten Spohr, Lufthansa’s most expensive ticket costs $24,000 (22,650 euros) for a first-class flight from San Francisco to Frankfurt and back.

At the Aviation Club of Washington in the US capital, Spohr said that even the tickets are currently sold out. Lufthansa is recovering from the Covid pandemic faster than expected. The CEO emphasized that “we are seeing very strong numbers” particularly on the North American route.

In the summer season we are already fully booked anyway, to be honest. Lufthansa has increased the number of destinations it flies to in the USA to 25, more than before the crisis.

Passengers no longer viewed airlines as a bankrupt industry after their heavy losses due to the pandemic, Spohr said. The focus is now once again on questions such as punctuality and reliability.

For me it was the Easter holidays that brought too many resources for too few passengers to suddenly too many passengers for too few resources. In order to attract workers with a wide variety of qualifications, the aviation industry must advertise. “Let’s spread the word about how exciting it is to work in this industry.”