Brussels Airlines continues to grow on long-haul, decline in European passenger numbers

In September 560,693 passengers flew with Brussels Airlines. The seat load factor remained stable. Compared to last year the airline transported more passengers on its long haul flights whereas the European flights saw a decline.

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.
Passengers 560,693 583,020 - 3.8
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

 

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About Brussels Airlines

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 more than 3,300 people and operates 39 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. The airline was the first to transport Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) through the CEPS-pipeline connecting Brussels Airport early 2023. By end 2024, Brussels Airlines will have welcomed five state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo allowing the airline to significantly lower its CO2- and noise-emissions on its medium-haul network.

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

More information on brusselsairlines.com 


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The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance, based on a customer value proposition of global reach, worldwide recognition and seamless service. Since inception, it has offered the largest and most comprehensive airline network, with a focus on improving customer experience across the Alliance journey.

Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 10,000 daily flights to almost 1,200 airports in 184 countries.

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