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Lufthansa Group pax up 27.1% (3.8% excluding acquisitions), load factor also higher in Dec-2009

13-Jan-2010 3:01 PM

Lufthansa Group passenger numbers up 27.1% - consolidated traffic highlights:

  • Dec-2009:
    • Passenger numbers: 6.4 million, +27.1% year-on-year;
    • Passenger load factor: 76.6%, +0.8 ppt;
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        • Europe: 64.4%, +0.2 ppt;
        • Trans-Atlantic: 86.5%, +2.3 ppts;
        • Asia Pacific: 83.2%, +3.6 ppts;
        • Middle East & Africa: 74.2%, +0.2 ppt;
      • Lufthansa Passenger Airlines: 76.8%, +1.1 ppt;
      • SWISS: 81.0%, +4.7 ppts;
      • Austrian Airlines: 72.5%, +3.1 ppts;;
      • bmi: 65.3%, n/a;
    • Cargo volume: 157,000 tonnes, +21.2%;
  • 12 months ended 31-Dec-2009:
    • Passenger numbers: 76.5 million, +8.5%;
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        • Europe: 60.0 million, +10.4%;
        • Trans-Atlantic: 7.8 million, -3.1%;
        • Asia Pacific: 5.0 million, -1.1%;
        • Middle East & Africa: 3.7 million, +21.9%;
      • Lufthansa Passenger Airlines: 55.6 million, -2.6%;
      • SWISS: 13.8 million, +2.4%;
      • Austrian Airlines: 9.9 million, -10.2%;
      • bmi: 3.8 million, n/a;
    • Passenger load factor: 77.9%, -1.0 ppt;
      •  
        • Europe: 69.4%, stable;
        • Trans-Atlantic: 84.6%, stable;
        • Asia Pacific: 82.6%, -0.4 ppt;
        • Middle East & Africa: 73.2%, -4.3 ppts;
      • Lufthansa Passenger Airlines: 77.7%, -0.9 ppt;
      • SWISS: 80.1%, -0.3 ppt;
      • Austrian Airlines: 74.0%, -0.9 ppt;
      • bmi: 73.7%, n/a;
    • Cargo volume: 1.7 million tonnes, -10.6%;

*Figures for bmi are from Jul-2009 onwards, figures for Austrian Airlines are from Sep-2009 onwards.

Lufthansa: “As in previous months, the effects of consolidation in particular had a tangible impact on performance figures in the Lufthansa Group's passenger business. Adjusting for this effect, it can be said that we welcomed 3.8 per cent more passengers on board in December. For slightly higher capacity (+1.4%) and higher sales (+3.8%) the passenger load factor increased to 77.6 per cent (+1.8 pp). This is reflected in all traffic regions,” Company statement. Source: Lufthansa, 12-Jan-2010.