1.7% passenger growth for Brussels Airlines in July
The passenger growth in July is mainly due to the intercontinental service of Brussels Airlines. The number of passengers who travelled with Brussels Airlines between Africa and Europe increased by 14.4% in July. The new scheduled service to New York achieved excellent results in July with a seat load factor of 86.9%.
Brussels Airlines focuses on intercontinental growth this year thanks to the integration of two additional long haul aircraft in their fleet. The encouraging July passenger figures illustrate the positive effect of this strategy.
The passenger growth of July only reflects the scheduled flights of Brussels Airlines. The passengers of charter flights operated by Brussels Airlines on behalf of tour operators are not included in these figures. In July Brussels Airlines operated around a dozen charter flights per week.
|July 2012||July 2011||month/month difference in pct.|
|Available seat-kilometres (in millions)||1291.48||1131.19||+ 14.2|
|Revenue seat-kilometres (in millions)||1015.88||891.47||+ 14.0|
|Seat Load Factor||68.4%||66.7%||+1.7 pct. points|