The airlines of the Lufthansa Group welcomed on board around 12 million passengers in June 2017. This shows an increase of 18 per cent compared to the previous year’s month. The available seat kilometers were up 12.3 per cent over the previous year; at the same time, sales increased by 15.9 per cent.
The seat load factor improved accordingly, rising 2.6 percentage points to 82.8 per cent, compared to June 2016. The currency adjusted pricing environment in June was positive.
In the first half of the year, around 60 million passengers were transported, 17.2 per cent more than in the first half of 2016.
Overall, the Lufthansa Group carried more passengers than ever before in the first half of 2017. The seat load factor has reached a historical peak of 79 per cent. The figure was 2.7 percentage points higher than in the previous year.
Cargo capacity increased 2.9 per cent year-on-year, while cargo sales were up 8.1% in revenue ton-kilometer terms. As a result, the Cargo load factor showed a corresponding improvement, rising 3.3 percentage points in the month.
Overall, the cargo capacity in the first half of 2017 was 2.9 per cent higher than in the previous year. At the same time, cargo sales in this period increased by 7.1 per cent, resulting in a load factor of 2.7 higher percentage points.
The Network Airlines Lufthansa German Airlines, SWISS and Austrian Airlines carried 8.8 million passengers in June, 6.7 per cent more than in the prior-year period and therefore up to 5.1% more than the previous year’s month.
Compared to the previous year, the available seat kilometers increased by 2.6 per cent in June, at the same time the number of flights were reduced by 1.9 per cent. The sales volume was up 6.2 per cent over the same period, raising the seat load factor by 2.8 percentage points to 83.2 per cent.