Lufthansa shows 3% growth in 2006

Lufthansa is sustaining its upward trend with record numbers of passengers flying
with the airline in the first six months of a year.Lufthansa Cargo is also still on
course with increased transported tonnage and utilisation.

In the six-month January through June term, Lufthansa carried 25.5 million
passengers, an increase of 3.3 per cent on the year-ago period. Since capacity, up
by 1.5 per cent, rose marginally more than revenue passenger-kilometres (+0.9 per
cent), the seat load factor fell slightly to 74.0 per cent. Lufthansa Cargo lifted
transported tonnage and mail by 0.7 per cent to 853,000 tonnes. Sales also rose by
2.0 per cent despite a slight reduction in capacity. The cargo load factor was
consequently up sharply by 2.4 percentage points to 67.2 per cent.