Brussels Airlines : 15.1% more passengers in October

Brussels Airlines : 15.1% more passengers in October

Brussels Airlines again recorded a passenger growth in October. In total, 865,673 passengers boarded a Brussels Airlines flight last month. That's exactly 113,479 more than the same month last year. The passenger rise also led to a 3.9 percentage point increase in the seat load factor.

 

October was the last month of the Brussels Airlines summer season. While there are traditionally many business trips in October, also tourist destinations attract many passengers in this period, due to the start of the autumn school holidays. Thanks to the cooperation with Thomas Cook, for whom Brussels Airlines is the main airline partner in Belgium since 28 October, several new destinations were launched at the end of October, when inaugural flights to Cape Verde, Egypt, Tunisia and the Canary Islands Lanzarote and Fuerteventura took place.

However, the significant passenger growth of 15.1% is not only explained by these new destinations, as the increase in passenger numbers (+15.1%) is significantly higher than the growth in the number of flights (+3.5%.).

The transported cargo volume also recorded growth rates in October. The Cargo Load Factor increased by 11.4 percentage points compared to October 2016. The transported volumes, expressed in Revenue Ton Kilometer, increased by as much as 20.1%.

In these figures, the passenger results of charter flights carried out by Brussels Airlines in October 2017 for travel organizations are not included.

 

 

Month

Month

VLY  difference in %

okt/17

okt/16

Flights

7,447

7,197

3.5%

Total Passengers

865,673

752,194

15.1%

-- Passengers Europe

725,068

629,538

15.2%

-- Passengers Africa

83,210

74,966

11.0%

-- Passengers North America

31,752

30,664

3.5%

-- Passengers Middle East

18,108

17,026

6.4%

-- Passengers Asia

7,535

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Available seat-kilometers  (ASK)

1,788,717,775

1,607,981,075

11.2%

Revenue Passenger-Kilometers  (RPK)

1,411,522,692

1,206,300,183

17.0%

Passenger Load Factor (%)

78.9%

75.0%

3.9 pp

Available Ton-Kilometers (ATK)   

213,798

190,778

12.1%

Revenue Ton-Kilometers  (RTK)

164,767

137,231

20.1%

Cargo Load Factor (%)

69.0%

57.6%

11.4 pp

Figures based on preliminary figures currently available

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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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