The airlines of the Lufthansa Group welcomed 13.1 million passengers on board in July 2017

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  • Increase in passenger volume of 17%
  • Seat load factor rises 0.3 percentage points up to 86.3%
  • Pricing environment develops positive again
The airlines of the Lufthansa Group welcomed 13.1 million passengers on board in July 2017. This shows an increase of 16.9% compared to the previous year’s month. The available seat kilometers were up 12.4% over the previous year, at the same time, sales increased by 12.8%. The seat load factor improved accordingly, rising 0.3 percentage points to 86.3%, compared to July 2016. In total the airlines of the Lufthansa Group carried more than 73 million passengers this year until July. The overall seat load factor reached a historical record with 80.2 percent.

The currency adjusted pricing environment in July was again positive.

Cargo capacity increased 1.4% year-on-year, while cargo sales were up 8.4% in revenue ton-kilometer terms. As a result, the Cargo load factor showed a corresponding improvement, rising 4.3 percentage points in the month.

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The Network Airlines Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss and Austrian Airlines carried 9.7 million passengers in July, 5.1% more than the previous year’s month. Compared to the previous year, the available seat kilometers increased by 2.7% in July. The sales volume was up 3.4% over the same period, raising the seat load factor by 0.6 percentage points to 86.7%.

Lufthansa German Airlines carried more than 6.4 million passengers in July, a 3.3% increase compared to the same month last year. A 1.1% increase in seat kilometers in July faced a 2% increase in sales. Hence, the seat load factor was up to 86.8%, therefore 0.8 percentage points above the prior-year level.

Point-to-Point Airlines

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The Lufthansa Group’s Point-to-Point Airlines – Eurowings (including Germanwings) and Brussels Airlines – carried around 3.4 million passengers in July. Among this total, about 3.1 million passengers were on short-haul flights and 240,000 flew long-haul. This amounts to an increase of 73.2% in comparison to the previous year. July capacity was 105.8% above its prior-year level, while its sales volume was up 103.5%, resulting in a one percentage points lower seat load factor of 84.7% at the Point-to-Point Airlines. On the short-haul services, the available seat kilometers increased by 67.5%, at the same time, sales increased by 67.2% in the same period. This resulted in a nearly stable seat load factor, 0.1% below July 2016. The seat load factor for the long-haul services decreased by 7.4 percentage points to 85.6% during the same period. Here a 337.5% increase in supply faced a 302.5% increase in sales.

 

Lufthansa Group
Month yoy Cumulative yoy
Total Lufthansa Group Airlines Passengers in 1,000 13,060 +16.9% 73,052 +17.2%
Available seat-kilometers (m) 30,814 +12.4% 185,054 +11.8%
Revenue seat-kilometers (m) 26,599 +12.8% 148,480 +15.1%
Passenger load-factor (%) 86.3 +0.3pts. 80.2 +2.3pts.
Available Cargo tonne-kilometers (m) 1,386 +1.4% 8,906 +2.9%
Revenue Cargo tonne-kilometers (m) 931 +8.4% 6,150 +8.1%
Cargo load-factor (%) 67.2 +4.3pts. 69.1 +3.3pts.
Number of flights 104,836 +11.8% 648,485 +8.9%
Lufthansa German Airlines Passengers in 1,000 6,443 +3.3% 37,669 +4.5%
Available seat-kilometers (m) 17,631 +1.1% 108,638 +0.5%
Revenue seat-kilometers (m) 15,296 +2.0% 88,027 +4.4%
Passenger load-factor (%) 86.8 +0.8pts. 81.0 +3.0pts.
Number of flights 48,890 -0.9% 313,066 -2.1%
SWISS Passengers in 1,000 1,872 +1.6% 10,636 +5.3%
Available seat-kilometers (m) 5,172 +3.8% 32,027 +7.4%
Revenue seat-kilometers (m) 4,501 +4.4% 25,965 +10.5%
Passenger load-factor (%) 87.0 +0.5pts. 81.1 +2.3pts.
Number of flights 14,890 -5.0% 94,986 -3.3%
Austrian Airlines Passengers in 1,000 1,387 +14.8% 7,172 +13.8%
Available seat-kilometers (m) 2,706 +9.8% 15,004 +8.0%
Revenue seat-kilometers (m) 2,307 +9.5% 11,351 +8.5%
Passenger load-factor (%) 85.3 -0.2pts. 75.7 +0.3pts.
Number of flights 13,646 +8.9% 81,924 +5.5%
Total
Network Airlines*
Passengers in 1,000 9,702 +5.1% 55,189 +5.8%
Available seat-kilometers (m) 25,509 +2.7% 155,489 +2.5%
Revenue seat-kilometers (m) 22,104 +3.4% 125,207 +5.9%
Passenger load-factor (%) 86.7 +0.6pts. 80.5 +2.6pts.
Number of flights 77,426 +0.8% 485,804 -1.2%
* Lufthansa German Airlines incl. regional airlines, SWISS incl. Edelweiss Air, Austrian Airlines
Total
Point-to-Point
Airlines*
Passengers in 1,000 3,358 +73.2% 17,863 +75.5%
Available seat-kilometers (m) 5,305 +105.8% 29,565 +113.7%
Revenue seat-kilometers (m) 4,495 +103.5% 23,273 +115.0%
Passenger load-factor (%) 84.7 -1.0pts. 78.7 +0.5pts.
Number of flights 26,628 +64.7% 157,245 +59.7%
* Incl. Eurowings and Brussels Airlines
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Pricing environment Positive (excl. currency)
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Network Airlines & Cargo*
By region Month yoy Cumulative yoy
Europe Passengers in 1,000 7,421 +5.7% 42,147 +5.7%
Available seat-kilometers (m) 7,540 +4.7% 44,463 +3.1%
Revenue seat-kilometers (m) 6,221 +6.4% 33,613 +6.3%
Passenger load-factor (%) 82.5 +1.3pts. 75.6 +2.2pts.
Available Cargo tonne-kilometers (m) 63 -6.8% 416 -4.9%
Revenue Cargo tonne-kilometers (m) 31 +0.2% 214 -0.3%
Cargo load-factor (%) 48.4 +3.4pts. 51.5 +2.4pts.
America
(North und South)
Passengers in 1,000 1,157 -0.6% 6,413 +3.6%
Available seat-kilometers (m) 9,997 +0.3% 59,455 +2.1%
Revenue seat-kilometers (m) 8,758 +0.0% 48,856 +4.2%
Passenger load-factor (%) 87.6 -0.3pts. 82.2 +1.7pts.
Available Cargo tonne-kilometers (m) 642 -0.4% 4,043 +2.2%
Revenue Cargo tonne-kilometers (m) 403 +7.9% 2,661 +7.7%
Cargo load-factor (%) 62.8 +4.9pts. 65.8 +3.3pts.
Asia/Pacific Passengers in 1,000 662 +1.9% 3,940 +5.6%
Available seat-kilometers (m) 5,914 +0.7% 37,466 +0.3%
Revenue seat-kilometers (m) 5,363 +1.7% 31,785 +6.0%
Passenger load-factor (%) 90.7 +0.9pts. 84.8 +4.5pts.
Available Cargo tonne-kilometers (m) 554 +3.8% 3,597 +5.0%
Revenue Cargo tonne-kilometers (m) 427 +8.4% 2,814 +9.8%
Cargo load-factor (%) 77.1 +3.3pts. 78.2 +3.4pts.
Middle East/
Africa
Passengers in 1,000 462 +15.2% 2,689 +12.3%
Available seat-kilometers (m) 2,059 +13.8% 14,105 +9.0%
Revenue seat-kilometers (m) 1,762 +17.2% 10,952 +13.0%
Passenger load-factor (%) 85.6 +2.5pts. 77.6 +2.7pts.
Available Cargo tonne-kilometers (m) 126 +4.8% 850 +2.0%
Revenue Cargo tonne-kilometers (m) 70 +15.6% 459 +4.0%
Cargo load-factor (%) 55.5 +5.1pts. 54 +1.0pts.
* 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 3,115 +65.1% 16,443 +66.8%
Available seat-kilometers (m) 3,705 +67.5% 19,774 +72.4%
Revenue seat-kilometers (m) 3,125 +67.2% 15,196 +75.5%
Passenger load-factor (%) 84.3 -0.1pts. 76.8 +1.4pts.
Long-haul Passengers in 1,000 243 +362.1% 1,420 +347.8%
Available seat-kilometers (m) 1,600 +337.5% 9,791 +314.2%
Revenue seat-kilometers (m) 1,370 +302.5% 8,077 +273.4%
Passenger load-factor (%) 85.6 -7.4pts. 82.5 -9.0pts.
* Incl. Eurowings and Brussels Airlines

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