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Seat load factor of 80.4 per cent is a historical high
The airlines of the Lufthansa Group transported 107.7 million passengers in 2015, which is a new record. The Group carried 1.6 per cent more passengers than in the previous year. At the same time the company carried out more than one million flights and achieved the highest ever seat load factor of 80.4 per cent. This corresponds to an increase in capacity utilization of 0.3 percentage points compared to 2014.
The Lufthansa Group has invested heavily in the improvement of its offers and services throughout the past few years. As part of this, 17 new aircraft were taken into service by the Lufthansa Group last year. The Lufthansa Group airlines’ fleet will be amended by a further 251 jets over the next ten years. Additionally, the comfort of travel has been noticeably enhanced through cabin refurbishment in all classes, improvements in on-board services and the availability of the FlyNet® broadband internet connection. With these improvements, the Group was able to markedly increase demand and to convince more customers than ever before to fly with one of its airlines.