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Lufthansa achieves record passenger volume in first half

Lufthansa set new records in the first six months of 2005: passenger numbers and the capacity utilisation of the Group`s passenger aircraft reached their…

Lufthansa set new records in the first six months of 2005: passenger numbers and the capacity utilisation of the Group`s passenger aircraft reached their highest half-year level in the company`s 50-year history. From January to June 2005, 24.7 million passengers flew with the Group airlines – 0.2 per cent more than in the first half of 2004. Available capacity rose by 2.9 per cent, sales by 4.0 per cent. Accordingly, the passenger load factor improved by 0.8 percentage points to 74.3 per cent.



Lufthansa Cargo also performed well in the first six months of the year. The Group`s logistics services provider transported about 847,100 tonnes of freight and mail, which represents a year-on-year increase of 0.9 per cent. The cargo load factor dropped 1.9 percentage points to 64.8 per cent due to the additional belly capacity available on Lufthansa`s passenger aircraft.



The overall load factor of the Lufthansa Group`s passenger and cargo aircraft slipped 0.7 percentage points to 70.1 per cent.



The Lufthansa Group will publish its financial results for the first half of 2005 on 10 August 2005.

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