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Sun Jul 14, 2019, 06:04 AM

 

Lufthansa CEO sees no 'Greta Effect' on passenger numbers

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Source: Reuters

JULY 14, 2019 / 5:37 AM



ZURICH (Reuters) - German airline Lufthansa expects passenger numbers to rise about 4% this year, its chief executive told a newspaper, playing down talk that public support for teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg might be curbing air travel.

“At this time we don’t see restraint - in fact, the opposite,” Carsten Spohr told the NZZ am Sonntag newspaper in the interview published on Sunday.

“In comparison to last year, already a record year, we’re expecting passenger growth of about 4 percent, (Lufthansa unit) Swiss International Air Lines is also showing growth. The discussion of climate change is not leading to restraint with bookings. People want to fly.”

Media reports have suggested a “Greta effect” might curb demand for air travel, referring to the 16-year-old who has gained global attention for her efforts to convince people to reduce carbon-emitting activities.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lufthansa-ceo/lufthansa-ceo-sees-no-greta-effect-on-passenger-numbers-idUSKCN1U9062



Fun Fact: Carsten's surname is pronounced identically to spore, which dictionary.com defines as "a germ, germ cell, seed, or the like."

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Response to Dem Dean (Original post)

Sun Jul 14, 2019, 08:34 AM

1. I wouldn't crow about this too loudly.

Too many of the right people may start paying attention.

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Sun Jul 14, 2019, 10:10 AM

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