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12-Mar-2012 12:21 PM

Lufthansa Group passenger numbers up 4.1% in Feb-2012, pax load factor up

Lufthansa Group reports (09-Mar-2012) the following traffic/financial highlights in Feb-2012:

  • Passenger numbers: 6.7 million, +4.1% year-on-year;
    • Lufthansa Passenger Airlines*: 4.8 million, +2.8%;
    • SWISS**: 1.2 million, +5.8%;
    • Austrian Airlines: 715,000, +10.5%;
  • Passenger load factor: 71.8%, +0.5 ppt;
    • Lufthansa Passenger Airlines: 70.9%, +0.5 ppt;
    • SWISS: 76.1%, -0.5 ppt;
    • Austrian Airlines: 69.4%,+1.3 ppts;
  • Sales: +3.6%;
    • Lufthansa Passenger Airlines: +2.3%;
    • SWISS: +6.7%;
    • Austrian Airlines: +8.2%. [more – original PR]

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

Lufthansa Group: “In February 2012 the Passenger Airline Group reported moderate year-on-year sales growth of 3.6%. Capacity was extended by 2.9%, while the number of flights was reduced by 2.4%. The new cabin layout has been in place in all the aircraft in the Lufthansa Passenger Airlines short-haul fleet since the beginning of the year, which increases the average number of seats per flight and improves the unit cost position.” Source: Company statement, 09-Mar-2012.

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