German air carrier Lufthansa on Saturday sacked 17 employees and announced closure of its offices in four cities as part of restructuring of its sales network in India.
The city offices which were closed down on Friday are in Chennai, Bangalore, Calcutta and Hyderabad, a spokesman for the German carrier announced in New Delhi.
"Due to the re-structuring of the four offices, 17 associates of the Lufthansa sales organisation were offered a special severance package," he said.
Lufhansa Director (South Asia) Axel Hilgers said, "We have offered a responsible solution for all affected associates including vacant positions in our India headquarter in Delhi."
Lufthansa, which operates a total of 22 flights a week from these four metros, said it would continue to serve these cities through its direct sales team and travel agencies to take care of reservations, ticketing and travel inquiries.