- Passenger numbers: 9.6 million, +1.6% year-on-year;
- Passenger load factor: 81.6%, +1.2 ppts;
**Includes Edelweiss Air
Lufthansa: “In September the Passenger Airline Group was able to match the positive trend of prior months, increasing sales by 1.7% year on year. As capacity growth was closely restricted (+0.2%) the passenger load factor rose by 1.2 ppts to 81.6%. The pricing environment showed a slight improvement. In European traffic the passenger load factor went up by 1.9 ppts to 77.5%, while sales rose by 4.4%. The American routes reported sales growth of 0.4% and an improved load factor of 87.0 per cent (+0.9 pts.),” Source: Company statement, 10-Oct-2012.