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Lufthansa Asia, Middle East load factors fall again in February

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German airline Lufthansa reported another month in which its planes on routes to Asia and the Middle East and Africa region were less full than a year earlier, reflecting figures published by rival Air France-KLM on Monday.

[FRANKFURT] German airline Lufthansa reported another month in which its planes on routes to Asia and the Middle East and Africa region were less full than a year earlier, reflecting figures published by rival Air France-KLM on Monday.

Load factors narrowed by 1.1 percentage points on routes to Asia in February, while additional capacity on Middle East/Africa routes could not be sold, causing a 3.6 percentage point drop in load factors, Lufthansa said in a regular monthly traffic update on Tuesday.

Overall, Lufthansa reported passenger demand in terms of revenue seat kilometres up 0.9 per cent and a load factor that widened by 0.2 percentage points to 74.2 per cent for February. Prices were down significantly year-on-year, it said.

REUTERS

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