Key data for business segments

Network Airlines

The Network Airlines segment comprises Lufthansa German Airlines, SWISS and Austrian Airlines. With their multi-hub strategy, the Network Airlines offer their passengers a premium product and a comprehensive route network combined with the highest level of travel flexibility.

Network Airlines
  2018Change in %
of which traffic revenue€m20,87751)
Adjusted EBIT€m2,4296
Adjusted EBIT margin%10.70.9 pts
Adjusted ROCE%19.41.1 pts
Segment capital expenditure€m2,57325
Employees as of 31.12.number51,7783


The Eurowings segment comprises the airlines Eurowings, Germanwings, Eurowings Europe and Brussels Airlines. The equity investment in SunExpress is also part of this segment.

  2018Change in %
of which traffic revenue€m4,118201)
Adjusted EBIT€m–231 
Adjusted EBIT margin%–5,5-7.0 pts
Adjusted ROCE%–8,2-11.0 pts
Segment capital expenditure€m515-47
Employees as of 31.12.number9,25523


Lufthansa Cargo is the logistics specialist within the Lufthansa Group. The freighter fleet consisted of five Boeing 777F and twelve Boeing MD-11F aircraft as of the end of the financial year. Lufthansa Cargo markets capacities on its own freighters and chartered cargo aircraft, along with belly capacities on passenger aircraft operated by Lufthansa German Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, SunExpress and on Eurowings long-haul flights.

  2018Change in %
of which traffic revenue€m2,5507
Adjusted EBIT€m2682
Adjusted EBIT margin%9.9-0.5 pts
Adjusted ROCE%14.6-1.6 pts
Segment capital expenditure€m374373
Employees as of 31.12.number4,5050


Lufthansa Technik is the world’s leading independent provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services (MRO) for civilian commercial aircraft. Lufthansa Technik AG serves more than 850 customers worldwide, including OEMs, aircraft leasing companies and operators of VIP jets, as well as airlines.

  2018Change in %
of which external revenue€m3,8127
Adjusted EBIT€m4252
Adjusted EBIT margin%7.2-0.5 pts
Adjusted ROCE%7.1-0.6 pts
Segment capital expenditure€m2413
Employees as of 31.12.number23,2198


The LSG group offers a complete portfolio of products and services related to in-flight service. It has strong independent expert brands. LSG Sky Chefs provides catering for airlines and rail operators as well as lounge management. It is present at 205 airports around the world for more than 300 airlines and a growing number of European rail operators.

  2018Change in %
of which external revenue€m2,499-2
Adjusted EBIT€m11574
Adjusted EBIT margin%3,61.5 pts
Adjusted ROCE6,93.0 pts
Segment capital expenditure€m79-6
Employees as of 31.12.number35,5123

1) Without IFRS 15 effect.

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