Lufthansa Group Airlines welcome more than 13.3 million passengers on board in October 2019

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In October 2019, the Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed around 13.3 million passengers. This shows an increase of 1.1% compared to the previous year’s month. Capacity was up 1.4% over the previous year, at the same time, sales increased by 2.7%. The load factor increased by 1.0 point to 82.8%.
Cargo capacity increased by 1.7% year-on-year, while cargo sales decreased by 3.0% in revenue ton-kilometer terms. The Cargo load factor decreaed by 3.0 points to 62.4%.

The Network Airlines including Lufthansa German Airlines, SWISS and Austrian Airlines carried around 9.8 million passengers in October – 2.5% more than in the prior-year period. Capacity increased by 3.3% in October and the sales volume was up by 4.4%. The load factor increased by 0.9 points to 82.8%.

In October, the strongest passenger growth of the network airlines was recorded at the Lufthansa hubs in Zurich and Vienna with 4.4% each. The number of passengers increased by 1.4% in Munich and decreased by 0.2% in Frankfurt. Capacity increased to varying degrees: in Munich by 9.6%, in Frankfurt by 2.1%, in Vienna by 0.5% and in Zurich by 0.2%.

Lufthansa German Airlines transported around 6.5 million passengers in October, a 1.6% increase compared to the same month last year. A 4.7% increase in seat kilometres corresponds to a 5.8% increase in sales. The seat load factor rose by 0.8 points year-on-year to 82.2%.

Eurowings (including Brussels Airlines) carried around 3.6 million passengers in October. Among this total, around 3.3 million passengers were on short-haul flights and around 260,000 flew on long-haul flights. This corresponds to a decrease of 2.3% on short-haul routes and a decrease of 6.5% on long-haul routes compared with the previous year. A 6.5% decline in supply in October was offset by a 4.8% decline in sales, resulting in a load factor of 82.9%, up 1.5 points.

In October, the number of seat-kilometres offered on short-haul routes decreased by 3.6%, while the number of seat-kilometres sold declined by 2.5%. The load factor on these flights was with 83.1% 0.9 points higher than in October 2018. On long-haul flights, the seat load factor rose by 2.7 points to 82.5% over the same period. The 12.6% decrease in capacity was offset by a 9.6% decrease in sales.

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