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Lufthansa passenger count up 4.4% in 2013

Tourism

Lufthansa group carried 1.01 million passengers on Hungarian flights in 2013, up 4.4% from the previous year, country director Gábor Antal announced at a press conference on Tuesday. Ticket sales were up 4% for Lufthansa flights, 16% for Swiss Air flights and 6% for Brussels Airlines flights, Antal said.

Lufthansa group’s share of the conventional air travel market in Hungary grew 2.3 percentage points to 36.8% last year, he added.

In late January, official figures for Liszt Ferenc International Airport for 2013 were released, showing 0.2% growth in passenger count to just over 8.52 million despite a 4.3% year-on-year decrease in flights. Full-service carriers such as Lufthansa accounted for 42% of traffic at Liszt in ’13, with budget airlines accounting for 53%.

-- material from MTI was used in this article

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