2,7% more passengers for Brussels Airlines in June and 3,1% growth in first semester
Last June Brussels Airlines welcomed 14.000 passengers more compared to the same month last year. The seat load factor increased slightly by 0,5 percentage points.
The passenger growth in the month of June is primarily due to the airline’s intercontinental flights. The number of passengers traveling to and from Africa increased by 16 pct. The growth is explained by the increased seat availability and frequency on several African routes.
On June 1st, Brussels Airlines launched a new daily flight between Brussels Airport and New York JFK. Flight SN50/502, Brussels Airlines’ first transatlantic scheduled service, already attracted 13.113 passengers in June. The seat load factor was 78,3 pct. “We are very satisfied with this result”, says Brussels airlines CEO Bernard Gustin. “Our investments in the new in-flight product, the quality service, the good value for money we offer and the frequent flyer programme Miles & More are very much appreciated by our New York passengers. The forward reservations for the coming months also illustrate that our New York route is off to a good start.
First semester 2012
During the first six months of the year, 2.762.922 passengers opted for the scheduled services of Brussels Airlines. This is an increase of 3,1 pct. compared to the same period last year. The seat load factor evolved positively (+3,3 percentage points).
The passenger figures only concern the scheduled flights of Brussels Airlines. The passengers of charter flights, operated by Brussels Airlines on behalf of Belgian and foreign tour operators, are not included in these figures.
|June 2012||June 2011||month/month difference in pct.|
|Available seat-kilometres (in millions)||1242,89||1097,61||+ 13,2|
|Revenue seat-kilometres (in millions)||867,40||760,43||+ 14,1|
|Seat Load Factor||69,8%||69,3%||+0,5 pct. points|