In June 2018, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group welcomed around 13.3 million passengers. This shows an increase of 11.8 % compared to the previous year’s month. The available seat kilometers were up 8.3 % over the previous year, at the same time, sales increased by 9.3 percent. The seat load factor increased by 0.8 percentage points compared to June 2017 to 83.5 %.
The airlines of the Lufthansa Group carried a total of 66.9 million passengers in the first half of 2018 - more than ever before. A seat load factor of 79.8 percent was achieved. This is also a historic high for the first half of the year.
Cargo capacity increased 5.2% year-on-year, while cargo sales were down 0.6% in revenue tonne-kilometer terms. As a result, the Cargo load factor showed a corresponding reduction, decreasing 3.8 percentage points in the month to 65%.
The Network Airlines Lufthansa German Airlines, SWISS and Austrian Airlines carried 9.7 million passengers in June, 11.1% more than in the prior-year period. Compared to the previous year, the available seat kilometers increased by 5.7% in June. The sales volume was up 6.8% over the same period, increasing seat load factor by 0.8percentage points to 84%.
The network airlines at the Zurich hub grew particularly strongly, with the number of passengers up 19.2% year-on-year, followed by Munich (+14.3%) and Vienna (+10.1%). In Frankfurt passenger volume grew by 6.1 per cent. The underlying offer (of so-called seat kilometres) also increased to varying degrees: in Munich by 12.5%, in Zurich by 8.4%, in Vienna by 7.7% and in Frankfurt by 1.6%.
Lufthansa German Airlines transported 6.5 million passengers in June, a 9.2% increase compared to the same month last year. A 4.7% increase in seat kilometers in June corresponds to a 4.9% increase in sales. Furthermore, the seat load factor was 84.1%, therefore 0.1 percentage points above the prior-year’s level.
The Eurowings Group carries with the airlines Eurowings (including Germanwings) and Brussels Airlines carried around 3.6 million passengers in June. Among this total, 3.3 million passengers were on short-haul flights and 269,000 flew long-haul. This amounts to an increase of 13.9% in comparison to the previous year. June capacity was 20.8% above its prior-year level, while its sales volume was up 22%, resulting in a increased seat load factor by 0.8 percentage points of 81.7%.
On short-haul services the Airlines raised capacity 14% and increased sales volume by 17.8%, resulting in a 2.7 percentage points increase in seat load factor of 83.6%, compared to June 2017. The seat load factor for the long-haul services decreased by 3.1 percentage points to 77.7 % during the same period, following a 37.8% increase in capacity and a 32.5% rise in sales volume, compared to the previous year.