On 1st April, eight days after the crash of the Germanwings A320, the heads of Lufthansa and their subsidiary flew by helicopter to Seyne les Alpes (France), from where the search is being coordinated.
After having gathered together in front of the monument erected in memory of the 150 crash victims, the head of the German national airline spoke to the press in French to salute the professionalism of the rescue teams and investigators.
Carsten Spohr, Chief Executive Officer - Lufthansa :
"Thank you for your collaboration in these, the most difficult times. We are truly grateful."
Concerning the journalists’ further questions, the Chairman and CEO of Lufthansa would not say more. In a statement, the company nevertheless recalls that it "is contributing to the progress of the investigation". Lufthansa has handed Andreas Lubitz’s medical documents to the Düsseldorf prosecutor. These documents confirm that in the course of his training, the co-pilot of the Germanwings A320 had suffered a "severe episode of depression".
Pending the progress of the investigation, Lufthansa announced that for bereavement reasons, they will forgo their sixtieth anniversary celebrations planned for this month.