3.8% growth in June for Brussels Airlines

In June, Brussels Airlines flew 735,928 passengers across its European and intercontinental network, or 3.8% more compared to June last year. The seat load factor remained stable.

Out of 735,928 passengers, 627,728 chose a European destinations, an increase of 2.4% compared to June 2015.

The number of passengers that traveled between Brussels Airport and Africa or North America grew by 6.9% and 31.1% respectively. The large growth on the North American network is mainly due to the new Toronto route, which did not exist yet last year and positively influenced this year’s trans-Atlantic figures.

Also in June, the airline added a new European route to its network. Since June 14, the French harbor city Nantes is served 12 times a week.

The seat load factor remained stable at 77.4%.

The freight load factor decreased from 68 to 64%. This decline is mainly due to changes in the cargo network (the Nairobi route was stopped and the freight activity on the new Toronto line is still developing)

In addition to its scheduled flight activity, Brussels Airlines operates many holiday and group flights for tour operators. Passenger figures for this activity are not included in the figures of this press release.









Year/year difference in %







+ 3.8

Available seat-kilometers (in millions)



+ 7.8 

Revenue Passenger-kilometres (in millions)



+ 8.6

Freight Load Factor



- 4 pct. point

Passenger Load Factor



+ 0,1 pct. point



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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 90 destinations, 18 of which are in Sub Saharan Africa. The company employs more than 3,400 people and operates 44 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 17,000 daily flights to over 1,200 airports in 190 countries.

More information on staralliance.com


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