Cape Town continues to grow as top leisure destination for European tourists

While Johannesburg remains in high demand among corporate business travellers using Lufthansa Group's three key airlines servicing South Africa, the airline is pleased with a 20% jump in Capetonians using its airlines, Dr André Schulz, general manager for the group in Southern Africa, said on Thursday.

Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines carried almost 300 000 passengers between Europe and South Africa during the 2018 financial year.

Lufthansa Group announced its results for the 2018 financial year on Thursday. The group generated its second-best result in the history of the company in its 2018 financial year.

Schulz said the group's passenger traffic between SA and Europe showed a steady increase of 3.2% in 2018 compared to 2017.

According to Schulz, as Cape Town continues to grow as a top leisure travel destination for European visitors, the demand facilitated an increase in the frequency of flights on these routes. 

Flight frequency increased to 16 flights per week over the South African summer and five flights per week over the South African winter.

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