The Lufthansa Group of airlines reports that they welcomed around 13.3 million passengers in October 2019. This shows an increase of 1.1% compared to the previous year’s month. The available seat kilometres were up 1.4% over the previous year, at the same time, sales increased by 2.7%. In addition, as compared to October 2018, the seat load factor increased by 1.0 percentage points to 82.8%.
The Network Airlines including Lufthansa German Airlines, SWISS and Austrian Airlines carried around 9.8 million passengers in October – 2.5% more than in the prior-year period. Compared to the previous year, the available seat kilometres increased by 3.3% in October. The sales volume was up by 4.4% over the same period, with an increasing seat load factor by 0.9 percentage points to 82.8%.
In October, the strongest passenger growth of the network airlines was recorded at the Lufthansa hubs in Zurich and Vienna with 4.4% each. The number of passengers increased by 1.4% in Munich and decreased by 0.2% in Frankfurt. The offer in seat kilometres increased to varying degrees: in Munich by 9.6%, in Frankfurt by 2.1%, in Vienna by 0.5% and in Zurich by 0.2%.
Lufthansa German Airlines transported around 6.5 million passengers in October, a 1.6% increase compared to the same month last year. A 4.7% increase in seat kilometres corresponds to a 5.8% increase in sales. The seat load factor rose by 0.8 percentage points year-on-year to 82.2%.
Eurowings (including Brussels Airlines) carried around 3.6 million passengers in October. Among this total, around 3.3 million passengers were on short-haul flights and around 260,000 flew on long-haul flights. This corresponds to a decrease of 2.3% on short-haul routes.