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Lufthansa record: more than 51 million passengers

11-Jan-2006

FRANKFURT (Lufthansa) - Lufthansa is soaring to new heights. With an annual total of 51.3 million passengers, 653,980 operated flights and a passenger load factor of 75.0 per cent, the Lufthansa Group achieved three new records in 2005. Targeted capacity expansion and successful sales management delivered growth and boosted passenger load factor in all traffic regions.

From January to December 2005, 51.3 million passengers, or 0.7 per cent more than in the previous year, chose to fly Lufthansa. Capacity was increased by a moderate 2.5 per cent. However, as sales rose by 4.0 per cent, the passenger load factor edged up one percentage point to an impressive 75.0 per cent.

Last year Lufthansa Cargo transported 1.7 million tonnes of freight and mail, one per cent less than in 2004. Available capacity increased by 1.3 per cent due to additional belly space on the Group’s passenger aircraft, causing the cargo load factor to decline by 2.0 per cent. As a result, the overall load factor for the Group (passenger and cargo business) dropped slightly to 70.7 per cent.

Lufthansa Group

Jan.-Dec. 2005

Jan.-Dec. 2004

Year-on-year change in %

Passengers (in 1,000s)

51,255

50,901

+ 0.7

Available seat-kilometres (in millions)

144,182

140,648

+ 2,5

Revenue pax-kilometres (in millions)

108,185

104,064

+ 4.0

Passenger load factor in per cent

75.0

74.0

+ 1.0 pp

Freight/mail (in 1,000 tonnes)

1,736

1,753

-1.0

Cargo load factor in per cent

65.0

67.0

-2.0pp

Available cargo tonne-kilometres (in millions)

26,486

25,950

+ 2.1

Revenue cargo tonne-kilometres (in millions)

18,727

18,445

+ 1.5

Overall load factor in per cent

70.7

71.1

-0.4ppt

Number of flights

653,980

647,785

+ 1.0

 The press conference on the 2005 financial result of the Lufthansa Group will be held on 23 March 2006.

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