Lufthansa Group traffic up 7.7% in March

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Lufthansa Group has recorded a 7.7% year-on-year increase in traffic for March against a 3.6% growth in capacity.

The load factor was up 3 percentage points to 76.8%, and the total number of passengers carried by the group rose 5.9% to 8.17 million.

Cargo load factor increased 0.1 percentage points to 69.7%.

Austrian Airlines' traffic grew 14.9% against a capacity increase of 9.4%, resulting in a 3.5 percentage point increase in load factor to 73.6%.

Swiss Airlines' traffic increased 10.4% on a 6.2% growth in capacity, resulting in a 3.1 percentage point increase in load factor to 80.4%.

Lufthansa's regional airlines' and Germanwings' combined traffic grew 6.2% against a capacity increase of 2.4%, as load factor rose by 2.8 percentage points to 76.3%.