Lufthansa Group Airlines welcome around 12.2 million passengers

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Lufthansa Group Airlines welcome around 12.2 million passengers on board in April 2018

Lufthansa Group Airlines welcome around 12.2 million passengers

  • Number of passengers up 9.1 percent year-on-year
  • load factor declines by 1.1 percentage points to 81.2 percent
  • positive currency-adjusted sales environment

In April 2018, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group welcomed around 12.2 million passengers. This shows an increase of 9.1 percent compared to the previous year’s month, although last year’s German Easter holidays fell in April. The available seat kilometers were up 7.4 percent over the previous year, at the same time, sales increased by six percent. The seat load factor decreased by 1.1 percentage points compared to April 2017 to 81.2 percent. In the first four months of 2018, the Group continues to record levels of capacity, capacity utilization and passenger numbers.

The currency-adjusted sales environment developed positively in April compared to the previous year.

Cargo capacity increased 6.9 percent year-on-year, while cargo sales were up 3.4 percent in revenue tonne-kilometer terms. As a result, the Cargo load factor showed a corresponding reduction, decreasing 2.3 percentage points in the month to 67.2 percent.

Network Airlines

The Network Airlines Lufthansa German Airlines, SWISS and Austrian Airlines carried 8.9 million passengers in April, 6.1 percent more than in the prior-year period. Compared to the previous year, the available seat kilometers increased by 5.4 percent in April. The sales volume was up 3.8 percent over the same period, decreasing seat load factor by 1.2 percentage points to 81.2 percent.

Lufthansa German Airlines transported 5.9 million passengers in April, a 4.7 percent increase compared to the same month last year. A 3.8 percent increase in seat kilometers in April corresponds to a 1.7 percent increase in sales. Furthermore, the seat load factor was 80.7 percent, therefore 1.7 percentage points below the prior-year’s level.

Eurowings Group

The Eurowings Group with the airlines Eurowings (including Germanwings) and Brussels Airlines carried around 3.3 million passengers in April. Among this total, three million passengers were on short-haul flights and 250,000 flew long-haul. This amounts to an increase of 18.3 percent in comparison to the previous year. April capacity was 17.9 percent above its prior-year level, while its sales volume was up 17.0 percent, resulting in a decreased seat load factor by 0.7 percentage points of 81.2 percent.

On short-haul services the Airlines raised capacity 20.9 percent and increased sales volume by 20.3 percent, resulting in a 0.4 percentage points decrease in seat load factor of 80.3 percent, compared to April 2017. The seat load factor for the long-haul services decreased by 0.9 percentage points to 83.2 percent during the same period, following a 12.0 percent increase in capacity and a 10.8 percent rise in sales volume, compared to the previous year.

Source = Lufthansa Group
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