The airlines of the Lufthansa Group welcomed around 11.6 million passengers in May 2017. This shows an increase of 18.7% compared to the previous year’s month. The available seat kilometers were up 12.2% over the previous year, at the same time, sales increased by 16.2%. The seat load factor improved accordingly, rising 2.7 percentage points to 79%, compared to May 2016.
The currency adjusted pricing environment in May was positive.
Cargo capacity increased 0.8% year-on-year, while cargo sales were up 7.2% in revenue ton-kilometer terms. As a result, the Cargo load factor showed a corresponding improvement, rising 4 percentage points in the month.
The Network Airlines Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss and Austrian Airlines carried 8.6 million passengers in May, 6.7% more than in the prior-year period. Compared to the previous year, the available seat kilometers increased by 2.2% in May. The sales volume was up 6.9% over the same period, raising seat load factor by 3.5 percentage points to 79.4%.
Lufthansa German Airlines transported 5.9 million passengers in May, a 6.7% increase compared to the same month last year. A 0.5% increase in seat kilometers in May was a 6.4% increase in sales. Furthermore, the seat load factor was up to 80.2%, therefore 4.5 percentage points above the prior-year level.
The Lufthansa Group’s Point-to-Point Airlines – Eurowings (including Germanwings) and Brussels Airlines – carried around 3 million passengers in May. Among this total, 2.8 million passengers were on short-haul flights and 0.2 million flew long-haul. This amounts to an increase of 74.2% in comparison to the previous year. May capacity was 116.3% above its prior-year level, while its sales volume was up 107.4%, resulting in 3.3 percentage points lower seat load factor.
On short-haul services the Point-to-Point Airlines raised capacity 76.3% and increased sales volume by 70.7%, resulting in a 2.5 percentage points decrease in seat load factor, compared to May 2016. The seat load factor for the long-haul services decreased 10.3 percentage points to 77.8% during the same period, following a 389.7% increase in capacity and a 332.6% rise in sales volume, compared to the previous year.
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|Total Lufthansa Group Airlines||Passengers in 1,000||11,603||+18.7%||48,005||+17.0%|
|Available seat-kilometers (m)||29,002||+12.2%||125,335||+11.6%|
|Revenue seat-kilometers (m)||22,904||+16.2%||97,954||+15.5%|
|Passenger load-factor (%)||79.0||+2.7pts.||78.2||+2.7pts.|
|Available Cargo tonne-kilometers (m)||1,332||+0.8%||6,183||+3.0%|
|Revenue Cargo tonne-kilometers (m)||903||+7.2%||4,300||+7.6%|
|Cargo load-factor (%)||67.8||+4.0pts.||69.5||+2.9pts.|
|Number of flights||102,184||+11.9%||443,545||+8.1%|
|Lufthansa German Airlines||Passengers in 1,000||5,863||+6.7%||25,253||+5.3%|
|Available seat-kilometers (m)||16,983||+0.5%||74,262||+0.3%|
|Revenue seat-kilometers (m)||13,617||+6.4%||58,669||+5.1%|
|Passenger load-factor (%)||80.2||+4.5pts.||79.0||+3.6pts.|
|Number of flights||48,308||+0.4%||217,401||-2.0%|
|SWISS||Passengers in 1,000||1,574||+1.2%||7,125||+6.2%|
|Available seat-kilometers (m)||4,711||+5.1%||22,079||+8.5%|
|Revenue seat-kilometers (m)||3,740||+7.6%||17,511||+12.1%|
|Passenger load-factor (%)||79.4||+1.8pts.||79.3||+2.5pts.|
|Number of flights||14,281||-4.2%||66,088||-2.7%|
|Austrian Airlines||Passengers in 1,000||1,195||+15.1%||4,519||+12.6%|
|Available seat-kilometers (m)||2,442||+9.1%||9,791||+7.1%|
|Revenue seat-kilometers (m)||1,809||+9.5%||7,080||+6.8%|
|Passenger load-factor (%)||74.1||+0.3pts.||72.3||-0.2pts.|
|Number of flights||13,172||+5.8%||55,091||+4.3%|
|Passengers in 1,000||8,582||+6.7%||36,657||+6.1%|
|Available seat-kilometers (m)||24,105||+2.2%||105,984||+2.5%|
|Revenue seat-kilometers (m)||19,142||+6.9%||83,146||+6.6%|
|Passenger load-factor (%)||79.4||+3.5pts.||78.5||+3.0pts.|
|Number of flights||75,053||+0.4%||335,108||-1.5%|
|* Lufthansa German Airlines incl. regional airlines, SWISS incl. Edelweiss Air, Austrian Airlines|
|Passengers in 1,000||3,021||+74.2%||11,348||+75.3%|
|Available seat-kilometers (m)||4,897||+116.3%||19,351||+117.3%|
|Revenue seat-kilometers (m)||3,762||+107.4%||14,808||+119.0%|
|Passenger load-factor (%)||76.8||-3.3pts.||76.5||+0.6pts.|
|Number of flights||26,334||+67.2%||104,578||+57.3%|
|* Incl. Eurowings and Brussels Airlines|
|Pricing environment||Positive (excl. currency)|
|Comments||Shift of three public holidays in Germany to June|
|Next Investor Info||11 July 2017|
* Incl. Eurowings and Brussels Airlines