Brussels Airlines continues to grow on long-haul, decline in European passenger numbers
The number of passengers travelling on Brussels Airlines between Europe and Africa grew with 11.9% versus the same month last year. The new route to New York, opened in June, reported good results with a seat load factor of 88.8%. Brussels Airlines decided to adapt its European flight offer to the declining demand for intra-European flights. This strategic choice is reflected in the overall passenger numbers of September.
The Passenger Load Factor remained stable and amounted to 72.9 % (+0.1%).
These figures do not include the passengers of charter flights operated by Brussels Airlines on behalf of Belgian and foreign tour operators.
|September 2012||September 2011||month/month difference in pct.|
|Available seat-kilometres (in millions)||1255.12||1144.62||+ 9.7|
|Revenue seat-kilometres (in millions)||914.56||832.39||+ 9.9|
|Freight ton-kilometres||13959||9356||+ 49.2|
|Overall Load factor (Passengers & cargo)||66.4 %||63.8 %||+ 2.6 pct. points|
|Seat Load Factor Passengers||72.9%||72.8%||+ 0.1 pct. points|