Airports

Lufthansa Group lifts passenger count in first half 2011

In the first six months of 2011, Deutsche Lufthansa AG carried 50.2 million passengers.


This represents an increase year over year of 10.1 per cent in the number of passengers opting to fly with carriers in the Lufthansa Passenger Airline Group. The Group raised ca-pacity in the term by 11.9 per cent, while sales rose by 9.1 per cent. The seat load factor fell by 1.9 percentage points on the prior-year level to 75.4 per cent. Passenger numbers grew in all traffic regions but the biggest rise came in Europe, largely owing to the im-proved traffic performance of Lufthansa Passenger Airlines in the region: Larger aircraft and the introduction of the new cabin on European routes increased capacity in the first half 2011 as well as sales and the passenger count.

Overall, the Lufthansa Passenger Airlines raised the number of passengers in the first half by 14.8 per cent to a total of 31.2 million. Capacity was up by 14.5 per cent, sales by 11.4 per cent. The passenger load factor fell against the year-earlier level by 2.1 percentage points to 75.7 per cent. Passenger numbers for Lufthansa Passenger Airlines increased in all traffic regions and most of all in Europe as well. In the first half year, SWISS carried around 7.8 million passengers, a further 5.1 million flew with Austrian Airlines, around 2.8 million passengers chose to fly with bmi and around 3.4 million with Germanwings.

Lufthansa Cargo increased transported volumes by 14.8 per cent to 953,000 tonnes in the first six months and returned a high load factor of 69.1 per cent. The cargo carrier re-mained accordingly on the growth path at the halfway stage in 2011.
 

More Airports
Skytrax announces list of best airports for 2018
Passenger traffic at Doha’s Hamad International Airport grows by 20%
World’s first 7-star airport inaugurated
Latest Travel News
Jazeera Airways launches flights to Kara...
Emirates expecting over 500,000 arrivals...
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - fa...
Featured Sights To See
Altes Rathaus (Old City Hall) with Spielzeugmuseum

Altes Rathaus (Old City Hall) with Spielzeugmuseum

Munich, Germany

To the right of the New City Hall is the Old City Hall, which has been rebuilt after being destroyed in the war. It is built in the 15 th century style and now houses a vast toy collection in the Toy Museum. Timings: Daily 10.00 to 17.30 Admission: €  3 for adults € 1 for children €6 for a family Tel: 089-294001  ...

Roman Agora

Roman Agora

Athens, Greece

For 500 years from 100 BC to 400 AD this was the commercial heart of Athens. The market place buzzed with the sale of salt, oil and wheat along with a number of other merchants selling their products. Its most outstanding feature is the Gate of Athena, Archegetis,  funded by Julius Caesar and Augustus as the inscription says. The Tower of the Winds located here is well preserved. This tower f...

Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum

Hanoi, Vietnam

Although he asked to be cremated, Ho Chi Minh lies in state, embalmed and dressed in his favored khaki suit in an imposing, granite-and-concrete structure modeled on Lenin's tomb. A respectful demeanor is required, and the dress code mandates no shorts or sleeveless shirts. The mausoleum is usually closed in October and November, and is open three days a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays b...

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

London, United Kingdom

Sometime around 1045, Edward the Confessor began building Westminster Abbey as part of a new palace.  A church had occupied the site for many years prior, but little is known about it.  Westminster Abbey was consecrated in 1065, and the next year held the coronation ceremony for both Harold, the last Anglo-Saxon king, and William the Conqueror.  The modern abbey began to take...