12-Mar-2013 12:55 PM

Lufthansa Group pax numbers down 2% in Feb-2013, load factor up

Lufthansa Group reports (11-Mar-2013) the following traffic highlights in Feb-2013:

  • Passenger numbers: 6.6 million, -1.5% year-on-year;
    • Lufthansa Passenger Airlines*: 4.8 million, -0.8%;
    • SWISS**: 1.2 million, -1.9%;
    • Austrian Airlines: 681,000, -5.2%;
  • Passenger load factor: 73.7%, +2.0 ppts;

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

Lufthansa Group: “Due to the capacity reduction in the winter flight plan, the Passenger Airline Group reduced its capacities in February by 3%. Sales contracted by only 1.1% compared with the previous year. The passenger load factor improved again significantly. The pricing environment was stable.” Source: Company statement, 11-Mar-2013.