Earlier today The Lufthansa Group released their May capacity and passenger statistics. Sales increases were reported across all of the airlines within the group, except cargo which had noticed a significant reduction in cargo due to the economic challenges re-emerging in European markets.

Overall The Lufthansa Group carried 9.23 million passengers during May, which was an increase of .3% from May 2011. Cumulatively for the year, total traffic is at 39.8 million passengers, up 3.6% from the first 5 months of 2011.

Not withstanding the Cargo figures, the group has added passengers traffic to each of the Lufthansa Group Airlines with Austrian showing the best passenger traffic gains.

Breaking it down by individual airlines within The Lufthansa Group:

Lufthansa (including Germanwings):

6.781 million passengers in May 2012, up .1% as compared to May 2011.

28.827 million passengers year to date for 2012, up 2.9% as compared to the first 5 months of 2011.

Capacity increased 1.2% in May 2012 as compared to May 2011. Capacity is up 2.4% for YTD 2012 compared to Jan-May 2011.

Passenger Load Factor decreased .8% as compared to May 2011. Load Factor is up .8% for YTD 2012 compared to Jan-May 2011.

Swiss:

1.41 million passengers in May 2012, up .4% as compared to May 2011.

6.624 million passengers year to date for 2012, up 4.1% as compared to May 2011.

Capacity increased 3.5% in May 2012 as compared to May 2011. Capacity is up 4.9% for YTD 2012 compared to Jan-May 2011.

Passenger Load Factor increased .6% as compared to May 2011. Load Factor is up .9% for YTD 2012 compared to Jan-May 2011.

Austrian:

1.036 million passengers in May 2012, up 1.0% as compared to May 2011.

4.375 million passengers year to date for 2012, up 7.9% as compared to the first 5 months of 2011.

Capacity decreased 4.4% in May 2012 as compared to May 2011. Capacity is up 2.9% for YTD 2012 compared to Jan-May 2011.

Passenger Load Factor increased 3.7% as compared to May 2011. Load Factor is up 3.3% for YTD 2012 compared to Jan-May 2011.

Cargo:

Cargo (including mail) during May 2012 decreased 12.3% as compared to May 2011.

Year to Date for 2012, Cargo is down 10.2% compared to same Jan-May 2011.

Cargo Capacity has decreased 5.3% in May 2012 as compared to May 2011 and is down 7.9% YTD as compared to Jan-May 2011.

Geographic Breakdown (Total of all Lufthansa Group Airlines):

Europe passenger traffic increased .3% compared to May 2011, and is up 4.1% YTD as compared to Jan-May 2011.

Americas (North/South) passenger traffice increased .4% compared to May 2011, and is up 1.5% YTD as compared to Jan-May 2011.

Asia Pacific passenger traffic decreased 2.3% compared to May 2011, and is up 3.7% YTD as compared to Jan-May 2011.

Middle East passenger traffic increased 2.7% compared to May 2011, and is up .4% YTD as compared to Jan-May 2011.

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