Lufthansa Group 1Q passenger traffic up 4.8%

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Published: April 13, 2012

The Lufthansa (LH) Group reported its airlines carried 21.9 million passengers in the first quarter, up 4.8% compared to the same period last year. Load factor rose by 1.3 points to 74.2%, while ASKs increased 2.6%. The LH Group comprises LH and its subsidiaries Germanwings, Swiss International Air Lines (LX) and Austrian Airlines (OS).

LH Group airlines carried a total of 15.8 million passengers, up 4.1% year-over-year. ASKs grew 1.6%, from 42.9 million to 43.6 million. Load factor rose 1.3 points to 73.8%.

LX transported around 3.8 million passengers, up 4.9%, in the first quarter and load factor rose slightly by 0.7 points to 77.4%.

OS carried close to 2.4 million passengers grew 10.1%, the biggest growth of all LH Group members.  Load factor increased 2.1 points.

Lufthansa Cargo’s (LHC) first-quarter traffic decreased 9.3%, compared to the year-ago quarter. LHC carried a total of 426,000 tonnes of freight and mail. Capacity decreased 8.2% compared to the year-ago period. Load factor slightly decreased 0.4 points to 69.5%.

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