BERLIN May 10 Lufthansa said
passenger traffic in April jumped 25 percent in April and its
planes flew at record load factors, boosted by the late timing
of Easter this year and growth from Eurowings and Brussels
It said, however that pricing for April had turned negative
again year on year after being positive in March. That was due
to the Easter holidays, when more price-sensitive leisure
For April, available capacity rose more slowly at almost 16
percent, meaning its planes flew with fewer empty seats. The
load factor rose 6.2 percentage points to 82.3 percent, a record
for April, Lufthansa said on Wednesday.
Shares in Lufthansa were down 0.7 percent at 1108 GMT. They
had been down around 0.2 percent before the monthly data.
Earlier on Wednesday, rival Air France-KLM said
unit revenue - a key measure of pricing in the industry - had
risen in April, partly helping to boost its shares.
(Reporting by Victoria Bryan; Editing by Maria Sheahan)