Lufthansa Group has recorded a 1.6% year-on-year increase in traffic for January on an 1.1% growth in capacity, leading to a 0.4 percentage point increase in its passenger load factor to 73.7%.
The total number of passengers carried by the group rose 3.9% to 6.98 million, compared with the same period a year earlier.
In the cargo operation, traffic declined 11.6% against a capacity decrease of 10.7%. Cargo load factor declined 0.6 percentage point to 65.9% against a year earlier.
Austrian and Lufthansa recorded the highest growth in traffic, with a 4.8% and 1.5% rise, respectively, and passenger numbers grew 7.1% to 737,000 and 4% to 5.05 million.
Traffic at Swiss grew 0.6% on a 1.7% growth in capacity, leading to a 0.8 point drop in load factor to 75.4%.