Operating performance


2011 was another very successful year for the Logistics segment. Despite the global economic slowdown, cargo tonnage rose by 5.0 per cent compared with high 2010 levels. Sales were up by 6.5 per cent and capacity by 8.6 per cent, bringing the load factor to 69.5 per cent, 1.4 percentage points below the previous year. There was a slight improvement of 0.4 per cent in average yields.

Logistics traffic revenue by traffic region (pie chart)

The largest year-on-year volume growth of 10.0 per cent was seen in the Americas traffic region. This performance was driven almost exclusively by traffic to America. Capacity increased by 13.3 per cent and the load factor came to 71.1 per cent (–2.2 percentage points).

In the Asia/Pacific region sales grew by 3.0 per cent, or less than the network average, as they were affected by declining sales ex China in the second half of the year. Capacity was increased moderately by 5.6 per cent. The load factor was 1.2 percentage points down on the previous year, but at 73.3 per cent was still the highest of all traffic regions.

Tonnage in the Middle East/Africa traffic region rose by 3.1 per cent compared with the previous year. In the second half-year this was buoyed by a sharp rise in exports to South Africa. Capacity growth of 7.7 per cent was sold nearly in full. The load factor was stable as a result.

Freight volumes within Europe rose by 2.9 per cent. This business is largely feeder traffic to the Americas and Asia/Pacific traffic regions. Sales rose by more than capacity growth of 2.2 per cent, improving Lufthansa Cargo’s load factor by 0.7 percentage points.

Trends in traffic regions
Lufthansa Cargo

 

Net traffic revenue
in €m
external revenue*

Freight/mail
in thousand tonnes

Available cargo tonne-kilometres
in millions

Revenue cargo tonne-kilometres
in millions

Cargo load factor
in %

 

2011

Change
in %

2011

Change
in %

2011

Change
in %

2011

Change
in %

2011

Change
in pts

*

Exclusive Extracharter.

Europe

245

14.0

634

2.9

810

2.2

381

3.7

47.1

0.7

America

1,087

22.7

578

10.0

5,678

13.3

4,035

9.8

71.1

–2.2

Asia/Pacific

1,267

–4.6

530

3.0

5,906

5.6

4,327

3.8

73.3

–1.2

Middle East/Africa

218

6.3

144

3.1

1,253

7.7

743

7.2

59.3

–0.2

Total

2,817

6.9

1,885

5.0

13,647

8.6

9,487

6.5

69.5

–1.4

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