The Lufthansa Group is a global aviation group with a total of around 540 subsidiaries and equity investments, which in the financial year 2014 were organised into five operating segments: Passenger Airline Group, Logistics, MRO, Catering and, up to the end of 2014, IT Services. All the segments occupy a leading position in their respective markets.
The biggest operating segment in the Lufthansa Group is the Passenger Airline Group. Lufthansa Passenger Airlines, SWISS and Austrian Airlines are network carriers serving the global market and all passenger segments. Germanwings operates direct flights within Europe. Investments in the Belgian network carrier Brussels Airlines and the German-Turkish charter airline SunExpress complete the airline portfolio. The airline group defended its European market leadership in 2014, again recording the greatest number of passengers and the highest revenue of any European airline. The Logistics segment with its freight airline Lufthansa Cargo is one of the world’s leading providers of standard, express and special cargo.