Brussels Airlines’ growth trend continues in September

Brussels Airlines’ growth trend continues in September

Brussels Airlines’ growth trend continues in September

This September Brussels Airlines welcomed 11.8% more passengers. The growth was equally spread over the short / European and the middle-long / intercontinental network. 

Brussels Airlines continues to record strong results. In September, the first month after the summer holidays, the airline’s flights had an average seat load factor of 79.3%, and about 745,466 passengers chose a Brussels Airlines flight. In comparison to the same period last year this is a growth of 11.8%.

On the 9th of September 27,394 passengers traveled with Brussels Airlines, which is a new record in the 13-year history of the airline.

The passenger figures of September are in line with the growth trend that Brussels Airlines has been registering month after month. The largest growth was noted on the African network, which attracted 14.9% more passengers. The European network (+11.6%) as well as the flights to New York and Washington (+10.2%) also grew notably in September.

In September the Brussels Airlines network was expanded with two new destinations. Since that month Brussels Airlines connects the Croatian capital Zagreb six times a week with Brussels Airport and the North-German Bremen is operated every day of the week.

In addition to its scheduled flight activity, Brussels Airlines operated many flights for tour operators, meeting and incentive agencies and sports clubs. Passenger figures for these charter activities are not included in the monthly figures of this press release.







Month/month difference in %





Available seat-kilometres (in millions)



+ 9.7 

Revenue Passenger-kilometres (in millions)




Freight ton-kilometres (in millions)




Overall Loadfactor (Passengers and Freight)



-0.4 pct point

Passenger Load Factor (PLF)



+1.7 pct point

Figures based on preliminary data currently available.

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Brussels Airlines is Belgium's national airline, connecting the capital of Europe to more than 100 destinations, whereof 23 in Africa, the continent Brussels Airlines considers its second home. Besides Africa, Brussels Airlines offers more than 90 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 9 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 Eurowings and member of Star Alliance. The company was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

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