German giant rebounds after tricky year
In November 2018 the airlines of the Lufthansa Group welcomed around 10.6 million passengers.
Despite a strong basis for comparison from the previous year, this corresponds to an increase of 6% when compared with November 2017.
The number of seat kilometres offered was 8.1 per cent up on the previous year, while sales increased by 8.6%.
This results in a seat load factor of 78.1%, 0.3 percentage points higher than in November 2017.
Freight capacity in November was three per cent up on the previous year, and tonne-kilometres sold were 0.9 per cent lower. This results in a 2.7 percentage point lower load factor of 68.4 per cent.
The network airlines Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines carried a total of some 7.9 million passengers in November, 4.5% more than in the same month last year.
The number of seat-kilometres offered in November was 6.7 per cent up year-on-year. Sales rose by 7.2 per cent in the same period. This increased the seat load factor by 0.4 percentage points to 78.6 per cent.
Eurowings (including Brussels Airlines) carried around 2.7 million passengers in November, of which around 2.5 million on short-haul flights and 250,000 on long-haul flights.
This represented a 10% growth.