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.

 

 

 

 

June

 2016

June

 2015

Year/year difference in %

Passengers

 

735,928

 

708,496

 

+ 3.8

Available seat-kilometers (in millions)

1,589.48

1,475.05

+ 7.8 

Revenue Passenger-kilometres (in millions)

1,206.24

1,111.20

+ 8.6

Freight Load Factor

68%

64%

- 4 pct. point

Passenger Load Factor

77.4%

77.3%

+ 0,1 pct. point

 

 

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Brussels Airlines is Belgium's national airline, connecting the capital of Europe to more than 100 destinations, whereof 23 in Africa, the continent Brussels Airlines considers its second home. Besides Africa, Brussels Airlines offers more than 90 destinations in Europe, 3 in North America and Tel Aviv. The company has over 4,000 employees and 48 aircraft operating some 250 flights daily, flying more than 9 million passengers a year to, via and from Brussels Airport. Thanks to its no compromise positioning, Brussels Airlines combines competitive fares with the highest service quality.  With yearly changing Belgian Star Chefs, its wide offer of Belgian food and drinks and the five Belgian Icons, Brussels Airlines is an ambassador of its country, bringing the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world.

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 part of Eurowings and member of Star Alliance. The company was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

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