Deutsche Lufthansa AG significantly improved its traffic performance in 2010 compared with the previous year. All in all, the airlines in the Group welcomed 90.2 million passengers on board their flights over the past twelve months.
A total of 90.2 million passengers flew with the airlines in the Lufthansa Passenger Airline Group. Of the total, 58.9 million flew with Lufthansa Passenger Airlines. The passenger count at Lufthansa thus rose by 5.9 per cent compared to 2009 figures. Over the past year, capacity at Lufthansa was up by 3.1 per cent. Revenue seat-kilometres grew by 5.4 per cent. The seat load factor rose by 1.7 percentage points to 79.4 per cent. Passenger numbers increased in all traffic regions, whereby the steepest growth occurred in the Middle East and Africa region. Swiss International Air Lines transported 14.2 million passengers in 2010, Austrian Airlines welcomed 10.9 million passengers on board its flights and 6.2 million passengers flew with bmi.
Lufthansa Cargo also turned in a strong performance: During the year, the company transported around 1.8 million tonnes of cargo and mail, an increase of 18.2 per cent on the year-earlier level. The cargo load factor climbed by 7.3 percentage points to 70.9 per cent.
The financial results of the Lufthansa Group in the 2010 business year will be published on 17 March 2011 and will be available for download at www.lufthansa.com/investor-relations.