In the first six months of 2011, Deutsche Lufthansa AG carried 50.2 million passengers. This represents an increase year over year of 10.1 per cent in the number of passengers opting to fly with carriers in the Lufthansa Passenger Airline Group. The Group raised capacity in the term by 11.9 per cent, while sales rose by 9.1 per cent. The seat load factor fell by 1.9 percentage points on the prior-year level to 75.4 per cent. Passenger numbers grew in all traffic regions but the biggest rise came in Europe, largely owing to the improved traffic performance of Lufthansa Passenger Airlines in the region: Larger aircraft and the introduction of the new cabin on European routes increased capacity in the first half 2011 as well as sales and the passenger count.

Overall, the Lufthansa Passenger Airlines raised the number of passengers in the first half by 14.8 per cent to a total of 31.2 million. Capacity was up by 14.5 per cent, sales by 11.4 per cent. The passenger load factor fell against the year-earlier level by 2.1 per cent to 75.7 per cent. Passenger numbers for Lufthansa Passenger Airlines increased in all traffic regions and most of all in Europe as well. In the first half year, SWISS carried around 7.8 million passengers, a further 5.1 million flew with Austrian Airlines, around 2.8 million passengers chose to fly with bmi and around 3.4 million with Germanwings. Lufthansa Cargo increased transported volumes by 14.8 per cent to 953,000 tonnes in the first six months and returned a high load factor of 69.1 per cent. The cargo carrier remained accordingly on the growth path at the halfway stage in 2011.

The first-half business figures of the Lufthansa Group will be released on 28 July 2011.

 

 

 Jan-Jun 2011

Jan-Jun 2010

 Change
in %

Lufthansa Passenger Airlines[1] / Lufthansa Cargo

 

 

 

Passengers in 1,000s

31,225

27,190

14.8

Available seat-kilometres (m)

87,978

76,865

14.5

Revenue passenger-kilometres (m)

66,621

59,815

11.4

Passenger load factor (%)

75.7

77.8

-2.1pts

Cargo/Mail in 1,000 t

953

830

14.8

Cargo load factor (%)

69.1

72.4

-3.3pts

SWISS

 

 

 

Passengers in 1,000s

7,774

7,032

10.6

Passenger load factor (%)

79.3

80.2

-0.9pts

Austrian Airlines

 

 

 

Passengers in 1,000s

5,094

5,001

1.9

Passenger load factor (%)

70.8

74.2

-3.4pts

bmi

 

 

 

Passengers in 1,000s

2,753

2,947

-6.6

Passenger load factor (%)

64.8

68.3

-3.5pts

Germanwings

 

 

 

Passengers in 1,000s

3,388

3,457

-2.0

Passenger load factor (%)

74.2

74.0

0.2pts

 

 

 

 

Lufthansa Group[2]

 

 

 

Passengers in 1,000s

50,234

45,627

10.1

Number of flights

557,760

526,934

5.9

[1] Incl. Lufthansa Regional and Lufthansa Italia

[2] Lufthansa Passenger Airlines, Lufthansa Cargo, SWISS (incl. Edelweiss), bmi, Austrian Airlines, Germanwings


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