Lufthansa Group airlines welcomed around 13.2 million passengers in May. This shows an increase of 2.8% compared to the previous year. Capacity for May was up 3.5% over the previous year, at the same time, traffic increased by 5.7%. In addition as compared to May 2018, the seat load factor increased by 1.7 points to 81.1%.
Cargo capacity increased by 7.3% year-on-year, while cargo traffic increased by 2.5% in revenue tonne-kilometre terms. As a result, the Cargo load factor showed a corresponding reduction, decreasing by 2.9 points to 61.3%.
The Network Airlines including Lufthansa German Airlines, SWISS and Austrian Airlines carried around 9.7 million passengers in May – 5% more than in the prior-year period. Compared to the previous year, the capacity increased by 5.1% in May and traffic was up by 8% over the same period, with an increasing seat load factor by 2.2 points to 81.4%.
Eurowings (including Brussels Airlines) carried around 3.5 million passengers in May. Among this total, around 3.3 million passengers were on short-haul flights and 250,000 flew on long-haul flights. This corresponds to a decrease of 3.1% on short-haul routes and an increase of 3.2% on long-haul routes compared with the previous year. A 3.2% decline in capacity in May was offset by a 3.9% decline in traffic, resulting in a seat load factor of 79.6%, which is 0.6 points lower.