Lufthansa is celebrating another record year in Birmingham with the highest number of passengers carried during 2013 in the airline’s history.
The 2013 figure of just over 602,000 shows an increase of more than 2.5 per cent on the figures for 2012. Passenger figures between Birmingham and Lufthansa’s main hubs in Frankfurt and Munich increased by 2.4 per cent to almost 444,000.
Announcing the figures, Christian Schindler, Lufthansa’s General Manager UK & Ireland, said: “Birmingham continues to shine as a key airport for Lufthansa within our UK network. When you consider both the current fluctuating economy and the start of transferring our non-hub services to subsidiary Germanwings, these figures are very encouraging. It reinforces our belief that discerning travellers still prefer the added value they receive from a full service airline. They know when they book with Lufthansa the price they pay includes the ability to take hand-luggage on board and check in one piece of baggage, assigned seats, good quality food and drink on board the aircraft and the option to check-in online or at the airport with no hidden extra cost.
“As we move through 2014 we will continue to transfer more of our non-hub services over to our subsidiary Germanwings. This will enable Lufthansa to focus on offering our Birmingham passengers the shortest possible onward connection times to our worldwide network through our hubs of Frankfurt and Munich. In 2013 the most popular onward destinations for Birmingham travellers included Vienna, Prague, Graz, Budapest, Moscow, Bucharest and Beijing”
Overall more than 104 million passengers flew with airlines in the Lufthansa Group last year. In total, Lufthansa, Germanwings, SWISS and Austrian Airlines carried a million more passengers between January and December than in the previous year.
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