Lufthansa Group traffic up 4% in April

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Lufthansa Group has recorded a 4% year-on-year increase in traffic for April, against growth of 1.5% in capacity.

The load factor was up 1.8 percentage points to 78.5%, and the total number of passengers carried by the group rose 3.8% to 8.7 million.

Cargo load factor decreased 1 percentage point to 64.9%.

Austrian Airlines's traffic grew 10% against a capacity increase of 1.5%, resulting in a 5.9 percentage point increase in load factor to 76.7%.

Swiss Airlines's traffic increased 8.7% on a 6.2% growth in capacity, resulting in a 2 percentage point increase in passenger load factor to 83.6%.

Lufthansa's passenger airlines - including regional carriers and Germanwings - saw combined traffic growth of 2.2% against a capacity increase of 0.5%, while load factors rose by 1.3 percentage points to 77.6%.