After posting an all-time high of 51.3 million passengers last year, growth continued for Lufthansa in the first three months of this year.
The Lufthansa passenger airlines carried 11.4 million passengers in the first quarter, an increase of 2.8 per cent on the year-earlier level. Since the rise of one per cent in revenue passenger-kilometres lagged behind the increase in capacity (+3.1 per cent), the seat load factor fell by 1.5 percentage points to 71.8 per cent.
The volume of freight and mail transported by Lufthansa Cargo was marginally down on the first quarter last time round to 410,000 tonnes. Although available capacity was scaled back by 3.4 per cent, the cargo carrier lifted sales by 1.1 per cent. The cargo load factor improved in consequence by 3.1 percentage points to 68.3 per cent.
No. 1 to New York
Lufthansa and SWISS are Europe’s number one airlines to New York. No other airline offers so many connections to the Big Apple as they do: a total of 81 times a week. Every week the passenger has a choice of 35 flights from Frankfurt, 13 from Munich, 7 from Düsseldorf and 26 Zurich. Anyone planning a trip to the Hudson River will find that Lufthansa and Swiss have the optimal connections with the centrally located John F. Kennedy International Airport und Newark Liberty International Airport.
The latest addition is the fifth daily flight from Frankfurt to New York. As of June 12 at 17.10 hrs., a modern Airbus A330 leaves for the airport in Newark. Arrival time of flight LH482: 19.50 hrs. The return flight under the flight number LH483 then leaves at 21.40 hrs. an optimal time for business travellers. Its scheduled arrival time in Frankfurt is next morning at 11.15 hr., ideal for a transfer to Lufthansa’s worldwide route network. The flights can be booked as of now.
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