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Lufthansa Group pax up 3.8% in Apr-2012, cargo down. Enacting yield-focused capacity management

11-May-2012 2:00 PM

Lufthansa Group reports (10-May-2012) the following traffic/financial highlights in Apr-2012:

  • Passenger numbers: 8.7 million, +3.8% year-on-year;
    • Lufthansa Passenger Airlines*: 6.3 million, +2.5%;
    • SWISS**: 1.4 million, +6.0%;
    • Austrian Airlines: 985,000, +9.9%;
  • Passenger load factor: 78.5%, +1.8 ppts;
  • Lufthansa Passenger Airlines: 77.6%, +1.3 ppts;
    • SWISS: 83.6%, +2.0 ppts;
    • Austrian Airlines: 76.7%, +5.9 ppts;
  • Cargo volume: 164,000 tonnes, -8.8%;
  • Cargo load factor: 64.9%, -1.0 ppts. [more – original PR]

*Includes LH regional airlines and Germanwings
**Includes Edelweiss Air

Lufthansa Group: “The Passenger Airline Group continued its yield focused capacity management in April, adding just 1.5% to capacity while the number of flights remained stable (-0.2%). Sales increased by 4.0%, so that the passenger load factor improved by 1.8 percentage points to 78.5%. The pricing environment also developed positively.” Source: Company statement, 10-May-2012.