12-Sep-2012 1:44 PM

Lufthansa Group pax continues to rise in Aug-2012, pricing environment remains positive

Lufthansa Group reports (11-Sep-2012) the following traffic highlights for Aug-2012:

  • Passenger numbers: 9.6 million, +3.1% year-on-year;
    • Lufthansa Passenger Airlines*: 7.0 million, +4.4%;
    • SWISS**: 1.6 million, +4.1%;
    • Austrian Airlines: 1.1 million, -5.6%;
  • Passenger load factor: 83.8%, +2.1 ppts;
    • Lufthansa Passenger Airlines*: 82.8%, +1.6 ppt;
    • SWISS**: 87.1%, +1.8 ppt;
    • Austrian Airlines: 85.4%, +5.8 ppts;
  • Cargo volume: 157,000 tons, -6.0%;
  • Cargo load factor: 67.3%, +2.2 ppts. [more - original PR]

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

Lufthansa Group: “The positive trend of the prior months continued in passenger traffic in August. The Passenger Airline Group reported year-on-year sales growth of 3.7%. Capacity growth remained restricted at 1.2% and the passenger load factor climbed by 2.1 percentage points to 83.8%. The pricing environment also remained positive.” Source: Company statement, 11-Sep-2012.

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