In January XNUMX, the Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed around XNUMX million passengers. This shows an increase of XNUMX percent compared to the previous year’s month. The available seat kilometers were up XNUMX percent over the previous year, at the same time, sales increased by XNUMX percent. In addition as compared to January XNUMX, the seat load factor increased by XNUMX percentage points to XNUMX percent.
Die Frachtkapazität stieg gegenüber dem Vorjahr um 7.0 Prozent, während der Frachtabsatz in Tonnenkilometern um 5.0 Prozent zurückging. Infolgedessen zeigte der Frachtladefaktor eine entsprechende Verringerung und verringerte sich um 7.5 Prozentpunkte auf 59.1 Prozent.
Network Airlines mit rund 7 Millionen Passagieren
The Network Airlines including Lufthansa German Airlines, SWISS and Austrian Airlines carried XNUMX million passengers in January – XNUMX percent more than in the prior-year period. Compared to the previous year, the available seat kilometers increased by XNUMX percent in January. The sales volume was up by XNUMX percent over the same period, with an increasing seat load factor by XNUMX percentage points to XNUMX percent.
Capacity at Frankfurt hub constant at previous year’s level
In January, the strongest passenger growth of the network airlines was recorded at the Zurich and Vienna hub with XNUMX percent (Zurich) and XNUMX percent (Vienna). The number of passengers increased by XNUMX percent in Munich and XNUMX percent in Frankfurt. The underlying offer also increased to varying degrees: in Munich by XNUMX percent, in Zurich by XNUMX percent and in Vienna by XNUMX percent. Supply in Frankfurt remained almost constant (XNUMX percent).
Lufthansa German Airlines transported XNUMX million passengers in January, a XNUMX percent increase compared to the same month last year. A XNUMX percent increase in seat kilometers corresponds to a XNUMX percent increase in sales.
Furthermore, the seat load factor was XNUMX percent, corresponding XNUMX percentage points below last year’s level.
Eurowings increases seat load factor despite significant expansion of product range
Eurowings (including Brussels Airlines) carried around XNUMX million passengers in January. Among this total, XNUMX million passengers were on short-haul flights and XNUMX flew on long-haul flights. This amounts to an increase of XNUMX per¬cent in comparison to the previous year. January capacity was XNUMX percent above its prior-year level, while its sales volume was up XNUMX percent, resulting in an increase of seat load factor by XNUMX percentage points to XNUMX percent.
On short-haul services the airlines raised capacity by XNUMX percent and increased sales volume by XNUMX percent, resulting in a XNUMX percentage points decreased seat load factor of XNUMX percent, compared to January XNUMX. The seat load factor for the long-haul services increased by XNUMX percentage points to XNUMX percent during the same period, following a XNUMX percent increase in capacity and a XNUMX percent rise in sales volume, compared to the previous year.