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Passenger Numbers Level out for Lufthansa

Passenger numbers for German airline Lufthansa remained more or less stable in August, according to a statement released by the airline on Tuesday. The report attributed the stability to the rising demand on routes to the Americas, the Middle East and Africa which was partially offset by sluggish demand in Europe and the Far East. A total of 3.906 million passengers flew with Lufthansa in August, down only fractionally by 0.4 percent from the figure in 2002. Furthermore, on a month-on-month basis, passenger numbers were also stable compared with July, the statement said. Passenger numbers on routes to North and South America rose by 9.1 percent to 560,000 on a 12-month basis and the number of passengers flying with Lufthansa to the Middle East and Africa jumped by 10.2 percent to 150,000.