Lufthansa Group airlines welcome 13 million passengers on board in July

  • 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. 

Hub Airlines

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

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.

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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

Additional references

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