Lufthansa Group Airlines welcome around 14.2 million passengers on board in July 2018

In July 2018, the Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed around 14.2 million passengers. This shows an increase of 8.2% compared to the previous year’s month. Capacity was up 7.0% over the previous year, at the same time, sales increased by 7.0%. As compared to June 2017, the seat load factor decreased slightly by 0.1 points to 86.3%.

Cargo capacity increased 1.8 % year-on-year, while cargo sales decreased by 2.9% in revenue tonne-kilometer terms. As a result, the Cargo load factor showed a corresponding reduction, decreasing by 3.1 points to 64.1%.

The Network Airlines Lufthansa German Airlines, SWISS and Austrian Airlines carried 10.2 million passengers in July – 5.2% more than in the prior-year period. Compared to the previous year, capacity increased by 4.1% and the sales volume was up 3.7% over the same period. The load factor decreasing by 0.3 points to 86.3%.

In July, the strongest passenger growth of the network airlines was recorded at the Munich hub, where the number of passengers increased by 9.0 percent compared to the same month last year. The number of passengers increased by 4.5% in Zurich, 4.0% in Vienna and 3.8% in Frankfurt. The underlying offer also increased to varying degrees: in Munich by 11.7%, in Zurich by 7.3%, and in Vienna by 4.3%. The number of seat kilometres available in Frankfurt fell slightly by 0.3%.

Lufthansa German Airlines transported 6.8 million passengers in July, a 5.8% increase compared to the same month last year. A 3.1% increase in capacity in July corresponds to a 2.2% increase in sales. Furthermore, the seat load factor was 86.0%, therefore 0.8 points below last year’s level.

Eurowings (including Brussels Airlines) carried around 3.9 million passengers in July. Among this total, 3.6 million passengers were on short-haul flights and 225,000 flew long-haul. This amounts to an increase of 16.9% in comparison to the previous year. July capacity was 21.4% above its prior-year level, while its sales volume was up 23.3%, resulting in an increase of seat load factor by 1.3 points to 86.0%.

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