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Lufthansa Group records unprecedented passenger numbers in 2017

By Amechi Obiakpu on 12/01/2018

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German airline Lufthansa Group recorded an unprecedented passenger numbers in 2017.

The airline set new records in 2017 with about 130 million passenger numbers and load factors.

According to a statement from the company, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group welcomed around 9.3 million passengers in December 2017, this shows an increase of 19.9% compared to the previous year’s month.

“The available seat kilometers were up 14.2% over the previous year, at the same time, sales increased by 15.9%. The seat load factor improved accordingly, rising 1.1 percentage points compared to December 2016 to 78.9%.

“In total, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group welcomed around 130 million passengers on board their aircraft in 2017 and set with this number a new passenger record. The seat load factor on the 1.1 million flights last year remained on a record course of 80.9 percent.

“The currency adjusted yield indication continuous to develop positively in December.

“Cargo capacity increased 6.6% year-on-year, while cargo sales were up 5.8% in revenue ton-kilometer terms. As a result, the Cargo load factor decreased 0.5 percentage points in December. Overall, the cargo capacity in 2017 was 3.3% higher than in the previous year. At the same time, cargo sales in this period increased by 7.4%, resulting in a load factor of 2.7 higher percentage points than in 2016.

In the same vein, the Network Airlines of Lufthansa which comprises SWISS and Austrian Airlines carried 7 million passengers in December, 7.4% more than in the prior-year period.

Compared to the previous year, the available seat kilometres increased by 4.5% in December. The sales volume was up 5.8% over the same period, raising seat load factor by 1 percentage points to 78.7%.

In 2017, the Network Airlines carried 97.4 million passengers and therefore 6.8% more than in the previous year. During this period, the seat load factor for Network Airlines increased by 2.1 percentage points to 81.1%.

Source News Express

Posted 12/01/2018 8:11:44 PM


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