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Lufthansa Group Airlines welcome 8.7 million passengers on board in January 2018

• In January 2018, 10.1% more passengers flew with Lufthansa Group airlines than in the previous year • Seat load factor decreased slightly by 0.4 percentage points to 75.6% • Group-wide increase in number of flights by 7.9% • Currency adjusted yield indication continuous to develop positively

In January 2018, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group welcomed around 8.7 million passengers. This shows an increase of 10.1% compared to the previous year’s month. The available seat kilometers were up 8% over the previous year, at the same time, sales increased by 7.4%. The seat load factor decreased by 0.4 percentage points compared to January 2017 to 75.6%.

The currency adjusted yield indication developed positively again in January compared to previous year.

Cargo capacity increased 7.7% year-on-year, while cargo sales were up 9.3% in revenue tonne-kilometer terms. As a result, the Cargo load factor showed a corresponding improvement, rising 0.9 percentage points in the month. 

Network Airlines

The Network Airlines Lufthansa German Airlines, SWISS and Austrian Airlines carried 6.5 million passengers in January, 5.4% more than in the prior-year period. Compared to the previous year, the available seat kilometers increased by 5.4% in January. The sales volume was up 3.9% over the same period, decreasing seat load factor by 1.1 percentage points to 75.7%. 

Lufthansa German Airlines transported 4.5 million passengers in January, a 5.7% increase compared to the same month last year. A 6.1% increase in seat kilometers in January corresponds to a 4.8% increase in sales. Furthermore, the seat load factor was 76.6%, therefore one percentage point below the prior-year’s level.

Point-to-Point Airlines

The Lufthansa Group’s Point-to-Point Airlines – Eurowings (including Germanwings) and Brussels Airlines – carried around 2.2 million passengers in January. Among this total, 1.9 million passengers were on short-haul flights and 236,000 flew long-haul. This amounts to an increase of 27.3% in comparison to the previous year. January capacity was 23.8% above its prior-year level, while its sales volume was up 30.2%, resulting in an increased seat load factor by 3.6 percentage points of 74.8%.

On short-haul services the Point-to-Point Airlines raised capacity 25% and increased sales volume by 35.5%, resulting in a 5.4 percentage points increase in seat load factor of 69.2%, compared to January 2017. The seat load factor for the long-haul services increased 1.4 percentage points to 82.8% during the same period, following a 22.2% increase in capacity and a 24.3% rise in sales volume, compared to the previous year. The number of passengers on long-haul flights of the Point-to-Point Airlines increased in January by about a quarter (24.3%) compared to last year.

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Investor Info January 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lufthansa Group

 

 

Month

yoy

Cumulative

yoy

Total Lufthansa Group Airlines

Passengers in 1,000

8,695

+10.1%

8,695

+10.1%

Available seat-kilometers (m)

24,550

+8.0%

24,550

+8.0%

Revenue seat-kilometers (m)

18,556

+7.4%

18,556

+7.4%

Passenger load-factor (%)

75.6

-0.4pts.

75.6

-0.4pts.

Available Cargo tonne-kilometers (m)

1,217

+7.7%

1,217

+7.7%

Revenue Cargo tonne-kilometers (m)

807

+9.3%

807

+9.3%

Cargo load-factor (%)

66.3

+0.9pts.

66.3

+0.9pts.

Number of flights

86,322

+7.9%

86,322

+7.9%

Lufthansa German Airlines

Passengers in 1,000

4,538

+5.7%

4,538

+5.7%

Available seat-kilometers (m)

14,334

+6.1%

14,334

+6.1%

Revenue seat-kilometers (m)

10,984

+4.8%

10,984

+4.8%

Passenger load-factor (%)

76.6

-1.0pts.

76.6

-1.0pts.

Number of flights

42,407

+6.8%

42,407

+6.8%

SWISS

Passengers in 1,000

1,316

+1.5%

1,316

+1.5%

Available seat-kilometers (m)

4,537

+5.0%

4,537

+5.0%

Revenue seat-kilometers (m)

3,409

+2.3%

3,409

+2.3%

Passenger load-factor (%)

75.1

-2.1pts.

75.1

-2.1pts.

Number of flights

12,830

-0.5%

12,830

-0.5%

Austrian Airlines

Passengers in 1,000

737

+10.5%

737

+10.5%

Available seat-kilometers (m)

1,681

+0.5%

1,681

+0.5%

Revenue seat-kilometers (m)

1,173

+1.0%

1,173

+1.0%

Passenger load-factor (%)

69.8

+0.4pts.

69.8

+0.4pts.

Number of flights

10,008

+5.0%

10,008

+5.0%

Total
Network Airlines*

Passengers in 1,000

6,543

+5.4%

6,543

+5.4%

Available seat-kilometers (m)

20,522

+5.4%

20,522

+5.4%

Revenue seat-kilometers (m)

15,543

+3.9%

15,543

+3.9%

Passenger load-factor (%)

75.7

-1.1pts.

75.7

-1.1pts.

Number of flights

64,545

+5.0%

64,545

+5.0%

* Lufthansa German Airlines incl. regional airlines, SWISS incl. Edelweiss Air, Austrian Airlines

Total
Point-to-Point
Airlines*

Passengers in 1,000

2,152

+27.3%

2,152

+27.3%

Available seat-kilometers (m)

4,028

+23.8%

4,028

+23.8%

Revenue seat-kilometers (m)

3,013

+30.2%

3,013

+30.2%

Passenger load-factor (%)

74.8

+3.6pts.

74.8

+3.6pts.

Number of flights

21,020

+17.9%

21,020

+17.9%

* Incl. Eurowings and Brussels Airlines

Additional references

Yield indication

Positive (excl. currency)

Comments

Shift of Chinese New Year from January to February

Next Investor Info

9 March 2018

 

Network Airlines & Cargo*

By region

 

Month

yoy

Cumulative

yoy

Europe

Passengers in 1,000

4,884

+6.6%

4,884

+6.6%

Available seat-kilometers (m)

5,586

+7.5%

5,586

+7.5%

Revenue seat-kilometers (m)

3,697

+5.4%

3,697

+5.4%

Passenger load-factor (%)

66.2

-1.3pts.

66.2

-1.3pts.

Available Cargo tonne-kilometers (m)

55

+6.9%

55

+6.9%

Revenue Cargo tonne-kilometers (m)

27

+3.7%

27

+3.7%

Cargo load-factor (%)

48.6

-1.5pts.

48.6

-1.5pts.

America
(North und South)

Passengers in 1,000

771

+1.7%

771

+1.7%

Available seat-kilometers (m)

7,604

+2.8%

7,604

+2.8%

Revenue seat-kilometers (m)

5,994

+2.9%

5,994

+2.9%

Passenger load-factor (%)

78.8

+0.1pts.

78.8

+0.1pts.

Available Cargo tonne-kilometers (m)

534

+9.3%

534

+9.3%

Revenue Cargo tonne-kilometers (m)

346

+11.3%

346

+11.3%

Cargo load-factor (%)

64.8

+1.1pts.

64.8

+1.1pts.

Asia/Pacific

Passengers in 1,000

525

+4.1%

525

+4.1%

Available seat-kilometers (m)

5,243

+10.4%

5,243

+10.4%

Revenue seat-kilometers (m)

4,214

+4.8%

4,214

+4.8%

Passenger load-factor (%)

80.4

-4.2pts.

80.4

-4.2pts.

Available Cargo tonne-kilometers (m)

512

+10.2%

512

+10.2%

Revenue Cargo tonne-kilometers (m)

377

+9.0%

377

+9.0%

Cargo load-factor (%)

73.7

-0.8pts.

73.7

-0.8pts.

Middle East/
Africa

Passengers in 1,000

363

-1.1%

363

-1.1%

Available seat-kilometers (m)

2,089

-1.8%

2,089

-1.8%

Revenue seat-kilometers (m)

1,638

+2.2%

1,638

+2.2%

Passenger load-factor (%)

78.4

+3.0pts.

78.4

+3.0pts.

Available Cargo tonne-kilometers (m)

116

-7.3%

116

-7.3%

Revenue Cargo tonne-kilometers (m)

57

+2.4%

57

+2.4%

Cargo load-factor (%)

49.1

+4.7pts.

49.1

+4.7pts.

* Lufthansa German Airlines incl. regional airlines, SWISS incl. Edelweiss Air, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa Cargo

Point-to-Point Airlines*

 

 

Month

yoy

Cumulative

yoy

Short-haul

Passengers in 1,000

1,916

+27.7%

1,916

+27.7%

Available seat-kilometers (m)

2,371

+25.0%

2,371

+25.0%

Revenue seat-kilometers (m)

1,642

+35.5%

1,642

+35.5%

Passenger load-factor (%)

69.2

+5.4pts.

69.2

+5.4pts.

Long-haul

Passengers in 1,000

236

+24.3%

236

+24.3%

Available seat-kilometers (m)

1,657

+22.2%

1,657

+22.2%

Revenue seat-kilometers (m)

1,371

+24.3%

1,371

+24.3%

Passenger load-factor (%)

82.8

+1.4pts.

82.8

+1.4pts.

* Incl. Eurowings and Brussels Airlines