Lufthansa Group carries record 130 million passengers in 2017

Lufthansa Group carries record 130 million passengers in 2017

In December 2017, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group welcomed approximately 9.3 million passengers, an increase of 19.9 per cent compared to the previous December.

The available seat kilometres increased 14.2 per cent over the previous year and, at the same time, sales increased by 15.9 per cent.

The seat load factor improved accordingly, rising 1.1 percentage points compared to December 2016, to a sum of 78.9 per cent.

In total, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group welcomed around 130 million passengers on board their aircraft in 2017 and with this number, set a new passenger record.

The seat load factor on the 1.1 million flights last year remained at a record high of 80.9 per cent.

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The currency adjusted yield indication continued to develop positively throughout December.

Cargo capacity increased 6.6 per cent year-on-year, while cargo sales were up 5.8 per cent in revenue ton-kilometre terms.

As a result, the cargo load factor decreased 0.5 percentage points in December.