Coffee Talks

Our leaders and management across Lufthansa Group discuss news at the crossroad of the old and new normal, pre and post Covid-19. We aim to answer the most pressing questions around corporate travel, future of mobility, new ways of working and much more.

How does the Lufthansa Group plan to become more sustainable?

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the topic of sustainability was not too present in Lufthansa Group´s communication. However, with the creation of a dedicated business unit, the Group shows that Corporate Responsiblity has always been a core concern and is doing everything it its power to ensure that flights are increasingly becomming climate-friendly and thus gradually coming closer to the vision of CO2-neutral flight operations.

Senior Vice President Corporate Responsibility, Annette Mann gives an overview on the ambitious goals and how they shall be achieved

What is the role of communication during a pandemic?

The new year was supposed to bring more hope for the airline industry. However, with mutations spreading and ever-changing entry regulations, there is still no sign of an increase in booking numbers before Easter. During an internal hibernation phase with increased short-time work rates, the motivation of the employees might decrease. How can employees be involved in the company's measures for a restart?

Head of Global Sales Communications, Change Management & Training, Eva-Maria Weidner shares her insights on the important role of communication.

Can we rely on the airline partners nowadays?

The pandemic led to a drastic decrease of air travel. Entry regulations and travel restrictions by the governments additionally limit business travel. How is our network management is dealing with it and what other factors impact the decision of canceling the flight? How can any business rely on their airline partner nowadays?

Head of Network Management Lufthansa Hub Frankfurt, Ulrich Lindner elaborates on future outlook of network planning in episode 4 of Coffee Talks.

Will tested flights be the new normal?

Our crews welcome many of our passengers on board, but do they feel safe in their working environment during the pandemic? How much will the concept of the tested flights change the way we fly in the near future? And why would any of us fly on short or domestic routes instead of taking the car?

Head of Lufthansa Crews Munich, Carsten Hoffmann elaborates on future of tested flights and many more in episode 3 of Coffee Talks.

What is the future of air travel after Covid-19?

The pandemic has changed our way of living, our way of doing business, our way of being mobile. Looking into the future of air travel and overall mobility: how will it look? Which benefits will travel mobility bring after the crisis? 

These and many other questions are answered by Christopher Siegloch, Senior Director Global Sales Products and Programs at Lufthansa Group, in this episode of Coffee Talks.

Can virtual meetings replace personal encounters?

The actual crisis has had an impact on travel demand and especially business travel has been heavily affected. Changed travel polices, restrictive country entry regulations represent new challenges for corporate business which needs to cope with emerging needs. How is Lufthansa Group responding to the new situation?

Learn more about this in our Coffee Talks episode with Jürgen Siebenrock, Vice President of Sales and Services Home Markets and Global Key Account Management.