The airlines of the Lufthansa Group welcomed around 13.8 million passengers in June, reflecting an increase of 4.5 per cent compared to the previous year’s month.
The available seat kilometres were up 2.9 per cent compared to the previous year, at the same time, sales increased by 4.9 per cent. The seat load factor increased by 1.6 percentage points compared to June 2018 to 85.2 per cent.
The airlines of the Lufthansa Group carried a total of 68.9 million passengers in the first half of 2019 - more than ever before. A seat load factor of 80.8 per cent was achieved. This is also a historic high for the first half of the year.
Cargo capacity increased by 7.2 per cent year-on-year, while cargo sales were down 3.3 per cent in revenue tonne-kilometre terms. As a result, the Cargo load factor showed a corresponding reduction, decreasing 6.4 percentage points in the month to 58.8 per cent.
The Network Airlines Lufthansa German Airlines, SWISS and Austrian Airlines carried around 10.0 million passengers in June, 3.7 per cent more than in the prior-year period. Compared to the previous year, the available seat kilometres increased by 3.8 per cent in June. The sales volume was up 5.3 per cent in the same period, increasing seat load factor by 1.2 percentage points to 85.3 per cent.
The Network Airlines at the Zurich hub grew particularly strongly, with the number of passengers up 7.8 per cent year-on-year, followed by Vienna (+4.7 per cent), Frankfurt (+1.4 per cent) and Munich (+0.7 per cent). The underlying offer (of so-called seat kilometres) also increased to varying degrees: in Munich by 10.7 per cent, in Zurich by 4.9 per cent, in Vienna by 1.2 per cent and in Frankfurt by 0.6 per cent.
Lufthansa German Airlines transported 6.6 million passengers in June, a 2.3 per cent increase compared to the same month last year. A 3.9 per cent increase in seat kilometres in June corresponds to a 5.5 per cent increase in sales. Furthermore, the seat load factor was 85.5 per cent, therefore 1.3 percentage points above the prior-year’s level.
Eurowings (including Brussels Airlines) carried around 3.8 million passengers in June. Among this total, more than 3.5 million passengers were on short-haul flights and 267,000 flew long-haul. This amounts to an increase of 6.5 per cent in comparison to the previous year. The capacity in June was 1.1 per cent below its prior-year level, while its sales volume was up 3.0 per cent. As a result, the seat load factor increased by 3.4 percentage points to 85.1 per cent.
On short-haul services, the Airlines raised capacity 3.7 per cent and increased sales volume by 6.7 per cent, resulting in a 2.4 percentage points increase in seat load factor of 86.0 per cent, compared to June 2018.
The seat load factor for the long-haul services increased by 5.1 percentage points to 82.8 per cent during the same period, following an 11.2 per cent decrease in capacity and a 5.4 per cent decrease in sales volume, compared to the previous year. – TradeArabia News Service
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