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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Lufthansa Sales Grow

MOSCOW -- German airline Lufthansa carried 146,000 passengers between Russia and Germany in the first four months of this year, a 16 percent increase on the same period last year, the company said in a statement.

Passenger numbers to the whole Commonwealth of Independent States, including Russia, rose 13 percent for the relevant period, the statement said Wednesday.

The results justified Lufthansa's positive forecasts on its activities in the Russian and CIS market and the stabilization of the Russian air transport market, the statement quoted regional director Ulrich Ruger as saying.

He said the local results corresponded with the Lufthansa Group's generally positive trend worldwide.