Brussels Airlines closes month of October with a 5.5% passenger growth

Brussels Airlines closes month of October with a 5.5% passenger growth

In October 752,290 passengers flew Brussels Airlines to get to their destination. That’s 39,146 more compared to October last year or a growth of 5.5%.

In October, Brussels Airlines attracted a mix of business travelers and passengers making a city trip or taking a late summer holiday. With a passenger growth of 5.5%, Brussels Airlines further strengthens its market position.

The European network welcomed 3.2% more passengers, the African network 5.2%. The Trans-Atlantic routes attracted 28.4% more passengers. The large growth to North America is mainly due to new destination Toronto, that was launched in April.

The cargo activity also increased significantly. In total 3,255 tonnes of freight were transported, an increase of 28.1%.

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.

 

 

October

October

Year/year difference in %

Passengers

752,290

713,144

+ 5.5%

Available seat-kilometres (in millions)

1,607.9

1,439.67

+ 11.7%

Revenue Passenger-kilometres (in millions)

1,206.3

1,093.51

+ 10.3%

Freight tonnage             

3,255

2,541

+ 28.1%

Freight Load Factor

61.4%

57.7% 

+ 3.7 pct points

Passenger Load Factor

76.2%

78.7%

- 2.5 pct points

Figures based on results currently available

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About Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines is Belgium's national airline, connecting the capital of Europe to more than 80 destinations, whereof 17 in Africa, the continent Brussels Airlines considers its second home. Besides Africa, Brussels Airlines offers 65 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 10 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 the Lufthansa Group and is a member of Star Alliance. The company was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

More information on brusselsairlines.com


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