Lufthansa Group traffic up 3.6% in February

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Lufthansa Group has recorded a 3.6% year-on-year increase in traffic for February against a 2.9% growth in capacity. Load factor was up 0.5 percentage points to 71.8%, and the total number of passengers carried by the group rose 4.1% to 6.69 million.

Cargo traffic declined 5.2% against a capacity decrease of 2.2% in February. Cargo load factor declined 2.1 percentage points to 67.2%.

Austrian Airlines' traffic grew 8.2% against a capacity increase of 6.1%, resulting in a 1.3 percentage point increase in load factor to 69.4%.

Swiss Airlines' traffic increased 6.7% on a 7.4% growth in capacity, resulting in a 0.5 percentage point decrease in load factor to 76.1%.

Lufthansa's regional airlines' and Germanwings' combined traffic grew 2.3% against a capacity increase of 1.5% , Load factor rose by 0.5 percentage points to 70.9%.