12-Sep-2011 12:00 PM

Lufthansa Group passenger numbers up in Aug-2011, load factor down

Lufthansa Group reports (09-Sep-2011) the following traffic highlights in Aug-2011:

  • Passenger numbers: 9.9 million, +4% year-on-year;
    • Lufthansa Passenger Airlines: 5.8 million, +7.1%;
    • SWISS: 1.5 million, +5.7%;
    • Austrian Airlines: 1.1 million, +1.7%;
    • bmi: 596,000, -10.4%;
    • Germanwings: 816,000, -4.1%;
  • Passenger load factor: 81.4%, -2.0 ppts;

Lufthansa Group: “In August the Passenger Airline Group recorded another sales increase of 5.7% over last year's strong performance. The pricing environment showed a stable development. Sales growth was achieved both on short-haul routes (+5.2%) and on long-haul connections to America (+6.1%) and Asia (+8.1%). Only the Middle East/Africa traffic region reported a decline due to the political situation in the region,” Source: Company statement, 09-Sep-2011.