We explore the carrier’s Sao Paulo – Frankfurt service, which had ~233,000 passengers last year and nearly 60% connecting. Nagoya #1 O&D.
Lufthansa was the eighth-largest operator between Europe and South America last year, with just under one million two-way seats. It was behind Avianca but ahead of Alitalia.
Unsurprisingly, Iberia and TAP Air Portugal were by far the largest operators given their colonial heritage in South America. (If ASKs are examined, Iberia is first but TAP sixth, KLM beating it to the number-two spot from longer distances.)
Yet the continent had just 1.1% of Lufthansa’s total seats,...