Lufthansa Performance Review

The latest performance statistics: Flight Volume, Punctuality & Schedule Reliability.

This page brings you the latest operations performance facts about Lufthansa. The data shown below reflects Lufthansa's previous month’s performance. If you want to discover Lufthansa's performance in real-time you should download the FlightFacts app.

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Lufthansa continued its growth path and added another 1,000 flight to its schedule in September. As a result, the German flag carrier operated more than 26,000 flights — 4% more than in August. Accordingly, this is the highest flight volume since the pandemic breakout.


On-Time Performance

In September, Lufthansa continued to struggle in terms of punctuality. Almost every fifth flight arrived late at its destinations. However, compared to August, Lufthansa slightly improved its on-time performance by 4%. Nevertheless, Lufthansa's September results are still below the carrier's annual average — and far below Europe's top airlines in terms of punctuality.


Schedule Reliability

Contrary to its on-time performance, Lufthansa delivered excellent results when it comes to schedule reliability. Although 1pp below last month's result, Lufthansa achieved strong reliability of 99.7%. Moreover, the result is perfectly in line with the carrier's annual average.


Flight Volume — 6 Months History

Despite the end of the holiday season, Lufthansa continued on its moderate growth path in September. However, with fewer than 1,000 daily flights, the German airline is still far from pre-COVID flight volume. Moreover, Lufthansa currently operates only half the flights Ryanair does.


About Lufthansa

Deutsche Lufthansa AG, commonly shortened to Lufthansa, is the largest German airline which, when combined with its subsidiaries, is the second-largest airline in Europe in terms of passengers carried. Lufthansa was founded in 1955 and operates a fleet of 270 aircraft today.

Lufthansa operates two primary hubs — Frankfurt and Munich. Moreover, the airline is founding member of Star Alliance.

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Punctuality counts all flights that arrive on time at their destination airport and puts them into relation to the overall operated number of flights. On-time in this context is defined as +15/-15 compared to the scheduled arrival time. We consider an on-time performance above 90% as good (green), from 80%-90% as ok (orange), and below 80% as weak (red).
Flight Schedule Reliability (Reliability): Schedule reliability counts the number of actually performed flights concerning scheduled flights. In other words, the percentage of flights that an airline didn’t cancel. We consider schedule reliability above 95% as good (green), from 90%-95% as ok (orange), and below 90% as weak (red).

Data Source: The shown data is based on the latest FlightFacts data. FlightFacts is a free-to-use mobile app that lets you discover the operational performance of airlines and airports in real-time. For more information about FlightFacts, click here or visit our download page. FlightsFacts is available for Android and Apple mobiles and is used by more than 10,000 aviation employees and enthusiasts worldwide!

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