Lufthansa has sacked 17 employees and shut down offices in four Indian cities as a part of restructuring its sales network in country, according to reports in the the Indian financial daily, The Economic Times.
The city offices, which were closed down, are in Chennai, Bangalore, Calcutta and Hyderabad, the daily quoted a spokesperson for the German carrier, as saying.
"Due to the restructuring of the four offices, 17 associates of the Lufthansa sales organisation were offered a special severance package," he said.
"We have offered a responsible solution for all affected associates including vacant positions in our Indian headquarter in New Delhi," Lufthansa Director (South Asia) Axel Hilgers, was quoted as saying.
Lufthansa, which operates a total of 22 flights a week from these four Indian metros, said it would continue to serve these cities through its direct sales team and travel agencies to take care of reservations, ticketing as well as travel inquiries.