Lufthansa Group Airlines welcome about 13 percent more passengers
- Around 8.8 million passengers fly with Lufthansa Group Airlines
- Seat load factor increased by 1.2 percentage points to 76.2 percent
- Number of flights increases for the Group by 9.2 percent
- The Point-to-Point Airlines increase their offering by approximately a third
- Currency adjusted yield indication stable
In February 2018, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group welcomed around 8.8 million passengers. This shows an increase of 13.1 percent compared to the previous year’s month. The available seat kilometers were up 8.6 percent over the previous year, at the same time, sales increased by 10.4 percent. The seat load factor increased by 1.2 percentage points compared to February 2017 to 76.2 percent.
The currency adjusted yield indication remained stable in February compared to previous year.
Cargo capacity increased 5.9 percent year-on-year, while cargo sales were up 6.3 percent in revenue tonne-kilometer terms. As a result, the Cargo load factor showed a corresponding improvement, rising 0.2 percentage points in the month to 71.1 percent.
The Network Airlines Lufthansa German Airlines, SWISS and Austrian Airlines carried 6.5 million passengers in February, 6.8 percent more than in the prior-year period. Compared to the previous year, the available seat kilometers increased by 4.7 percent in February. The sales volume was up 5.8 percent over the same period, increasing seat load factor by 0.8 percentage points to 75.9 percent.
Lufthansa German Airlines transported 4.5 million passengers in February, a 6.5 percent increase compared to the same month last year. A 4.7 percent increase in seat kilometers in February corresponds to a 5.0 percent increase in sales. Furthermore, the seat load factor was 75.9 percent, therefore 0.2 percentage points above the prior-year’s level.
The Lufthansa Group’s Point-to-Point Airlines – Eurowings (including Germanwings) and Brussels Airlines – carried around 2.3 million passengers in February. Among this total, 2.1 million passengers were on short-haul flights and 220,000 flew long-haul. This amounts to an increase of 35.3 percent in comparison to the previous year. February capacity was 32.0 percent above its prior-year level, while its sales volume was up 38.3 percent, resulting in an increased seat load factor by 3.6 percentage points of 77.6 percent.
On short-haul services the Point-to-Point Airlines raised capacity 34.8 percent and increased sales volume by 47.6 percent, resulting in a 6.4 percentage points increase in seat load factor of 74.1 percent, compared to February 2017. The seat load factor for the long-haul services decreased by 0.7 percentage points to 83.4 percent during the same period, following a 27.6 percent increase in capacity and a 26.5 percent rise in sales volume, compared to the previous year. The number of passengers on long-haul flights of the Point-to-Point Airlines increased in February by more than a quarter (+27.9 percent) compared to last year.