3.8% growth in June for Brussels Airlines

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



Corporate Traffic Figures
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Brussels Airlines is Belgium's national airline, connecting the capital of Europe to more than 70 destinations, whereof 15 in Africa, the continent that Brussels Airlines carries closes to its heart. Moreover, Brussels Airlines offers 60 destinations in Europe, 2 in North America and Tel Aviv. The company employs 3,100 employees and operates 38 aircraft.

In view of the global coronavirus pandemic, Brussels Airlines has committed itself to the strictest health safety measures in aviation worldwide, following the recommendations of EASA (European Air Safety Agency). Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Belgian airline operates an adapted flight schedule that is based on market demand and that takes into account the travel restrictions of the different authorities.

Thanks to its no-compromise positioning, Brussels Airlines combines competitive all-flexible fares with  the highest service quality. With yearly changing Belgian Star Chefs, its wide offer of Belgian food and drinks and the six Belgian Icons, Brussels Airlines is acting as a real ambassador of its country, bringing the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world.

Creating over 40.000 direct and indirect jobs, Brussels Airlines plays an important role in the Belgian economy and is part of Belgium's second largest economic engine: its hub at Brussels Airport. In 2019, the airline transported over 10 million passengers to, from and via Brussels Airport.

Brussels Airlines offers cargo capacity on all its flights, commercialized by Lufthansa Cargo. The airline also handles the daily maintenance of its aircraft fleet.

Brussels Airlines is one of the four Lufthansa Group network airlines (Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss) and member of Star Alliance. The company was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

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