In August 2018, the Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed around 13.8 million passengers. This shows an increase of 10.0% compared to the previous year’s month. Capacity for August was up 8.2% over the previous year at the same time, traffic increased by 8.7%. In addition as compared to August 2017, the seat load factor increased by 0.5 points to 86.4%.
The Network Airlines including Lufthansa German Airlines, SWISS and Austrian Airlines carried 9.9 million passengers in August – 7.9% more than in the prior-year period. Traffic was up by 5.9% over the same period and capacity increased by 5.3%. The August seat load factor improved 0.5 points to 86.5%.
Eurowings (including Brussels Airlines) carried around 3.8 million passengers in July. Among this total, 3.5 million passengers were on short-haul flights and 342,000 flew on long-haul flights. This amounts to an increase of 15.8 percent in comparison to the previous year.
August capacity was 21.8% above its prior-year level, while traffic was up 22.2%, resulting in an increase of seat load factor by o.3 points to 86.0%.