Lufthansa traffic up in January

GERMANY. German airline Lufthansa said today its passenger traffic in January rose +6% compared to the same month last year.

Traffic, expressed as the number of paying passengers multiplied by the distance they flew, rose to 7.42 billion revenue-passenger kilometres, the airline said in a statement.

Load factor, which measures the average number of seats sold as a proportion of seats available on its flights, was up 0.6 percentage points at 70%.

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