Deutsche Lufthansa AG today reported February 2012 statistics including Passenger Traffic and Load Factors.
For the month, the group had recognized a 4.1 percent increase in traffic compared to February last year. 6.69 million people flew with the group in February.
According to their data, Middle East and Africa passenger traffic was down 4.3 percent, however Europe traffic improved an inpressive 5.3 percent from a year ago. Asia Pacific traffic improved 2.9 percent while the America (North and South) was fairly flat at -0.1 percent.
By carrier, Swiss reported an increase in passengers of 3.6 percent, Austrian reported a strong growth in passenger traffic of 8.8 percent, Lufthansa’s own traffic improved by 2.3 percent.
Overall the group operated 2.5 percent fewer flights than a year ago, which I suspect is partially attributable to labor actions in Frankfurt along with unusual weather activity throughout Europe. In February the group operated a total of 76,515 flights.
As far as revenue miles flown, that number came to 13.29 billion, and improvement of 3.6 percent, while at the same time capacity improved by 2.9 percent. Basically it suggests that fewer seats were left open as compared to a year ago.
Additionally, Lufthansa’s sales for February increased 1.5% over a year ago.