Published on : Saturday, November 10, 2018
The available seat kilometers were up 8.9 percent over the previous year, at the same time, sales increased by 9.4 percent. Consequently the seat load factor increased by 0.4 percentage points to 81.7 percent as compared to October 2017.
The cargo capacity increased by 5.0 percent year-on-year, while cargo sales decreased by 1.9 percent in revenue tonne-kilometre terms. As a result, the Cargo load factor showed a corresponding reduction, decreasing by 4.6 percentage points to 65.6 percent.
The Network Airlines including Lufthansa German Airlines, SWISS and Austrian Airlines carried around 9.6 million passengers in October – 7.4 percent more than in the prior-year period. Compared to the previous year, the available seat kilometres increased by 7.0 percent in October.
The sales volume was up by 7.3 percent over the same period, with an increasing seat load factor by 0.3 percentage points to 81.8 percent. In October, the strongest passenger growth of the network airlines was recorded at Vienna hub with a double-digit growth of 11.7 percent, followed by Zurich with 9.8 percent. The number of passengers increased by 9.1 percent in Munich and 3.6 percent in Frankfurt. The underlying offer also increased strongest in Vienna by 15.6 percent. In Munich, the increase in available seat kilometres was 12.6 percent, in Zurich 11.4 percent and in Frankfurt only 1.2 percent.
Lufthansa German Airlines transported around 6.4 million passengers in October, a 5.8 percent increase compared to the same month last year. A 4.5 percent increase in seat kilometres in October corresponds to a 4.1 percent increase in sales. Furthermore, the seat load factor was 81.4 percent, corresponding 0.3 percentage points below last year’s level.