In 2019, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group carried a total of 145 million passengers on board. This represents an increase of 2.3% compared to the previous year. With around 1.2 million flights the seat load factor amounted 82.5%. This represents an increase of 1.0 percentage point.
The network airlines recorded an increase in the number of passengers in 2019, in particular at the hubs in Zurich (+5.7%), Vienna (+5.1%) and Munich (+2.5%). The number of passengers at the Frankfurt hub grew by 0.4% in 2019.
The network airlines Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines carried a total of some 7.5 million passengers in December, 2.5% more than in the same month last year. The number of seat-kilometers offered in December was 2.9% up on the same month last year. Sales in seat kilometers rose by 6.3% in the same period. The seat load factor increased by 2.6 percentage points to 81.3%.
In point-to-point traffic, the Lufthansa Group carried 2.4 million passengers with the airlines Eurowings (including Germanwings) and Brussels Airlines in December, of which around 2.2 million on short-haul flights and 258,000 on long-haul flights.
This represents a decrease of 7.9%t over the previous year. The 11.3% decrease in the number of flights on offer in December was offset by a 10.1% decrease in sales. At 79.1%, the seat load factor was 1.0 percentage point higher than in the same month last year.