Despite a record increase on passenger volumes achieved with a strong 4.1% growth compared to the previous year and a new historic half-year passenger record, airfreight and air mail throughput declined strongly with a 1.8% drop to a level of about 1.04 milion tons year over year.

Lufthansa Cargo, Germany’s largest cargo carrier performed an increase of 0.5% for the same period in comparison with 2014 and reported a load factor of 67.5%, won with 2.5% points. The carrier did achieve 4 percent growth on its American and African routes, but said sales in Europe and Asia were down slightly.

Peter Gerber, CEO and chairman of Lufthansa Cargo stated that after an exceptionally good start to 2015, Lufthansa was aware of the challenging market situation again in the second quarter. We are monitoring the market very carefully and can react by adjusting our routes flexibly and quickly to changes in demand. Lufthansa has incorporated the Brazilian city of Natal into its network and will offer service to and from Vietnam this summer. Full financial results for the first six months of 2015 will be announced July 31.