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Lufthansa airlines carry 10.4m passengers in Nov

FRANKFURT, December 15, 2019

The Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed around 10.4 million passengers on board during November, marking a decrease of 2.3 per cent compared to the previous year’s month due to declining passenger numbers on flights within Europe.

The available seat kilometres were 1.4 per cent lower than in the previous year. At the same time, sales increased by 1.3 per cent. In addition as compared to November 2018, the seat load factor increased by 2.1 percentage points to 80.2 per cent.

Cargo capacity increased by 2.3 per cent year-on-year, while cargo sales decreased by 1.8 per cent in revenue tonne-kilometre terms. As a result, the Cargo load factor showed a corresponding reduction, decreasing by 2.7 percentage points to 65.4 per cent.

Network Airlines with around 8 million passengers

The Network Airlines including Lufthansa German Airlines, SWISS and Austrian Airlines carried around 8 million passengers in November – 0.8 per cent less than in the prior-year period. While the number of passengers on flights operated by network airlines within Europe (incl. domestic flights) declined, the number of passengers on flights to and from Asia remained the same and increased from and to America, the Middle East and Africa.

Compared to the previous year, the available seat kilome­tres increased by 0.1 per cent in November. The sales volume was up by 2.4 per cent over the same period, with an increasing seat load factor by 1.9 percentage points to 80.5 per cent.

Number of passengers at Frankfurt hub decreased by 5.9 per cent

In November, the strongest passenger growth of the network airlines was recorded at the Lufthansa hub in Zurich with 6.0 per cent. The number of passengers increased by 3.1 per cent in Vienna and decreased by 2.3 per cent in Munich and by 5.9 per cent in Frankfurt.

The offer in seat kilometres also changed to varying degrees. In Munich the offer increased by 3.8 per cent, in Vienna by 3.6 per cent and in Zurich by 0.9 per cent. In Frankfurt the offer decreased by 3.1 per cent.  

Lufthansa German Airlines transported around 5.3 million passengers in November, a 3.4 per cent decrease compared to the same month last year. A 0.6 per cent decrease in seat kilometres corresponds to a 1.1 per cent increase in sales. The seat load factor rose by 1.4 percentage points year-on-year to 80.2 per cent.

Eurowings with around 2.5 million passengers

Eurowings (including Brussels Airlines) carried around 2.5 million passengers in November. Among this total, around 2.3 million passengers were on short-haul flights and 250,000 flew on long-haul flights. This corresponds to a decrease of 7.7 per cent on short-haul routes and an increase of 2.2 per cent on long-haul routes compared with the previous year. An 8.1 per cent decline in supply in November was offset by a 4.3 per cent decline in sales, resulting in a seat load factor of 78.7 per cent, which is 3.1 percentage points higher.

In November, the number of seat-kilometres offered on short-haul routes decreased by 11.0 per cent, the number of seat-kilometres sold declined by 4.6 per cent over the same period. As a result, the seat load factor on these flights was with 78.1 per cent 5.3 percentage points higher than in November 2018. On long-haul flights, the seat load factor decreased by 0.7 percentage points to 79.6 per cent over the same period. The 3.2 per cent decrease in capacity was offset by a 4.0 per cent decrease in sales. – TradeArabia News Service




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