Lufthansa sees increase in passenger numbers
posted | Friday, 27 Jul 2012
Lufthansa Group carried a total of 3.9 per cent more passengers in the first half of 2012 than in the same term last time round.
In total 49.4 million passengers opted to fly with Lufthansa
German Airlines, SWISS or Austrian Airlines.
In addition, all the carriers in the Passenger Airline Group were able to sell more passenger seat kilometres than were additionally offered in the first six months, thus raising the average seat load factor of their aircraft. The seat load factor rose group-wide by one percentage point to 76.9 per cent. Capacity was increased by 2.3 per cent and sales were up by 3.8 per cent.
German Airlines carried a total of 35.8 million passengers in the six-month term in 2012, an increase of 3.4 per cent on the year-earlier level. Capacity was up by 1.8 per cent, while sales increased by 2.8 per cent.
SWISS transported around 8.1 million passengers in the first half-year, Austrian Airlines carried close to 5.4 million passengers.