The Lufthansa Group reported a net profit of €529 million for the second quarter,
compared with €173 million in the second quarter of 2014. Airline traffic revenue increased 6.3 percent year over year to €6.7 billion. Capacity increased 5.2 percent, and traffic increased 5.4 percent, keeping the load factor nearly flat at 80.3 percent. Revenue per available seat kilometer increased 1.7 percent, and yield increased 1.5 percent.
June air transactions processed by mega travel agencies and settled through ARC rose 4.2 percent year over year,
according to ARC. Mega agencies include American Express Global Business Travel, BCD Travel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Egencia, HRG and Omega World Travel. Online travel agencies last month saw a 13 percent year-over-year rise in ARC air transactions, while the group of travel agencies classified by ARC as "other" posted a 6.6 percent increase. In total, U.S. travel agency air ticket transactions in June rose 8.3 percent year over year, according to ARC.