1.7% passenger growth for Brussels Airlines in July

During the month of July 578,396 passengers chose Brussels Airlines for their travels, resulting in a passenger growth of 1.7% compared to July 2011. The increase has led to an improvement of the seat load factor of 1.7 percentage points.

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.
Passengers 578,396 568,543 + 1.7
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


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About Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines is the home carrier of Belgium and one of the four network airlines of the Lufthansa Group. It connects the European capital from Brussels Airport with over 85 destinations, 17 of which are in Sub Saharan Africa. The company employs more than 3,300 people and operates 43 aircraft.

Brussels Airlines aims to emit 50% less CO2 by 2030 compared to 2019 and plans to be carbon neutral by 2050. The airline is participating in the Stargate Project led by Brussels Airport and is therefore part of the testing ground for sustainable aviation at its home base. In addition, the airline signed the Circular Economy agreement of the Antwerp Management School in 2021. The airline was the first to transport Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) through the CEPS-pipeline connecting Brussels Airport early 2023. By end 2024, Brussels Airlines will have welcomed five state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo allowing the airline to significantly lower its CO2- and noise-emissions on its medium-haul network.

As an ambassador of its country, Brussels Airlines brings the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world, among others through collaborations with Belgian Star Chefs, Belgian culinary products and the Belgian Icons, specially painted aircraft that honour a Belgian iconic person, team or event to promote Belgian culture worldwide.

More information on brusselsairlines.com 

About Star Alliance

The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance, based on a customer value proposition of global reach, worldwide recognition and seamless service. Since inception, it has offered the largest and most comprehensive airline network, with a focus on improving customer experience across the Alliance journey.

Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 10,000 daily flights to almost 1,200 airports in 184 countries.

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