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 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 85 destinations, 17 of which are in Sub Saharan Africa. The company employs 3,100 people and operates 41 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. In 2023, Brussels Airlines welcomes three state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo allowing the airline to significantly lower its CO2- and noise-emissions on its medium-haul network. Next to that, the airline aims to operate its first flight using Sustainable Aviation fuel (SAF) by 2023.

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 honor a Belgian iconic person, team or event to promote Belgian culture worldwide.

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