BERLIN, April 11 Lufthansa said it had
seen a slight improvement in pricing in March as it reported
traffic demand up 11 percent driven by growth at its Eurowings
and Brussels Airlines brands.
Lufthansa said on Tuesday traffic measured in revenue seat
kilometres rose 11 percent while capacity rose more slowly at
9.9 percent. That meant the load factor - a measure of how full
planes are - rose 0.8 percentage points to 77.2 percent.
"Pricing was slightly positive in March on a
currency-neutral basis," it said.
Rival Air France-KLM also reported solid March
traffic figures on Monday, saying the improved pricing trend it
had seen since the end of 2016 had continued.
Lufthansa shares were up around 2 percent ahead of the data,
boosted by an upgrade from Exane BNP Paribas, and extended gains
to trade up almost 4 percent at 1112 GMT.
(Reporting by Victoria Bryan; Editing by Arno Schuetze)