The airlines in the Lufthansa Group transported 107.7 million passengers in 2015, which is a new record, the Group has said.
The Group carried 1.6 per cent more passengers than in the previous year and at the same time, the company carried out more than one million flights and achieved the highest ever seat load factor of 80.4 per cent.
This corresponds to an increase in capacity utilization of 0.3 percentage points compared to 2014.
The Lufthansa Group said it has invested heavily in the improvement of its offers and services throughout the past few years. As part of this, 17 new aircraft were taken into service by the Lufthansa Group last year.
The Lufthansa Group airlines’ fleet will be amended by a further 251 jets over the next ten years. Additionally, the comfort of travel has been noticeably enhanced through cabin refurbishment in all classes, improvements in on-board services and the availability of the FlyNet® broadband internet connection. With these improvements, the Group was able to markedly increase demand and to convince more customers than ever before to fly with one of its airlines.
Deutsche Lufthansa AG is an Aviation Group comprising nearly 540 subsidiaries and affiliates.
The Lufthansa Group is dedicated to quality and innovation, safety and reliability.
Headquartered in Germany, the Group operates in five business segments – passenger transportation (Passenger Airline Group), logistics, MRO, catering and IT-services. Passenger transportation is the Group’s core business: The airlines engaged in the passenger transportation business are Lufthansa German Airlines (including Lufthansa Regional), Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Germanwings as well as stakeholdings in Brussels Airlines, JetBlue und SunExpress.
In the 2014 business year, the airlines in the Lufthansa Group welcomed nearly 106 million passengers on board their flights, making it Europe’s leading airline grouping.
Operating through the Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Zurich and Brussels hubs, Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines jointly serve 321 destinations in 103 countries on four continents this summer.
The Group fleet currently consists of 615 aircraft – on order are another 263 new aircraft, valued at a total of about 37 billion euros at list price and scheduled for delivery until 2025.