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Lufthansa Group posts vastly improved traffic figures in 2010

Number of transported passengers rises to 90.2 million / Group increases sales of seat and freight tonne-kilometres and improves capacity utilisation

Deutsche Lufthansa AG significantly improved its traffic performance in 2010 compared with the previous year. All in all, the airlines in the Group welcomed 90.2 million passengers on board their flights over the past twelve months. This represents an increase of 17.2 per cent over the previous year. Capacity was up by 12.1 per cent, revenue seat-kilometres grew by 14 per cent. The seat load factor rose accordingly by 1.4 percentage points. Passenger numbers increased in all traffic regions, whereby the steepest growth occurred in the Middle East and Africa region. During the year, the Lufthansa Group transported around two million tonnes of freight and mail, an increase year-on-year of more than 18 per cent. The cargo load factor rose by 7.4 percentage points to 68 per cent. The number of flights was up by 13.1 per cent to a total of 1,014,692.

A total of 90.2 million passengers flew with the airlines in the Lufthansa Passenger Airline Group. Of the total, 58.9 million flew with Lufthansa Passenger Airlines. The passenger count at Lufthansa thus rose by 5.9 per cent compared to 2009 figures. Over the past year, capacity at Lufthansa was up by 3.1 per cent. Revenue seat-kilometres grew by 5.4 per cent. The seat load factor rose by 1.7 percentage points to 79.4 per cent. Passenger numbers increased in all traffic regions, whereby the steepest growth occurred in the Middle East and Africa region.

Swiss International Air Lines transported 14.2 million passengers in 2010, Austrian
Airlines welcomed 10.9 million passengers on board its flights and 6.2 million passengers flew with bmi.

Lufthansa Cargo also turned in a strong performance: During the year, the company
transported around 1.8 million tonnes of cargo and mail, an increase of 18.2 per cent on the year-earlier level. The cargo load factor climbed by 7.3 percentage points to 70.9 per cent.

The financial results of the Lufthansa Group in the 2010 business year will be published on 17 March 2011 and will be available for download at the Lufthansa website.

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