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Lufthansa Reports First Half 2009 Passenger Numbers

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 Passenger numbers at Lufthansa fell in the first half of 2009 by 6.1% to 26.7 million. In the same period, capacity was scaled back to accommodate declining demand by 2.5%. Revenue seat-kilometres were down by 6.4%, reducing the seat load factor by 3.1 percentage points to 75.1%.

Except for Middle East / Africa, the first half passenger count declined in all traffic regions.

Altogether, Lufthansa and SWISS carried a total of 33.2 million passengers aboard their aircraft in the first six months of the year, which is 4.8% less than in the comparable term in the previous year.

 Of the total, 6.5 million flew with SWISS. The number of flights operated by the airlines in the Lufthansa Group fell by 4.7% to 393,896.

Tonnage and utilisation were also down at Lufthansa Cargo in the first half 2009.

 During the term, the Lufthansa logistics subsidiary transported 694,000 tonnes of freight and mail, which is 20.1% less than the year-earlier level. The cargo load factor fell to 59.2%.

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