Lufthansa Group welcomes 18.7% more passengers with load factor increased by 2.7% in May

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  • Group Airlines welcomed around 11.6 million passengers on board and therefore 18.7 percent more than one year before
  • Currency adjusted pricing environment was positive

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.

Hub Airlines

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.

Point-to-Point Airlines

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.

Deutsche Lufthansa AG
Lufthansa Group Media Relations

Lufthansa Group
Month yoy Cumulative yoy
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%
Total
Network Airlines*
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
Total
Point-to-Point
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
Additional references
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

09.06.2017 Press Release

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