In December 2017, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group welcomed approximately 9.3 million passengers, an increase of 19.9 percent compared to the previous December.
The available seat kilometres increased 14.2 percent over the previous year and, at the same time, sales increased by 15.9 percent.
The seat load factor improved accordingly, rising 1.1 percentage points compared to December 2016, to a sum of 78.9 percent.
In total, the airlines of the Lufthansa Group welcomed around 130 million passengers on board their aircraft in 2017 and with this number, set a new passenger record.
The seat load factor on the 1.1 million flights last year remained at a record high of 80.9 percent.
The currency adjusted yield indication continued to develop positively throughout December.
Cargo capacity increased 6.6 percent year-on-year, while cargo sales were up 5.8 percent in revenue ton-kilometre terms.
As a result, the cargo load factor decreased 0.5 percentage points in December.