Brussels Airlines looks back on a strong spring and summer

Compared to the same period last year, Brussels Airlines welcomed 500,000 more passengers on its flights between January and August. On Friday 19 September a new day record was achieved, when the airline transported 25,753 passengers. Thanks to the new commercial strategy, the passenger load factor increased by an average of 6 percent.

The commercial strategy that Brussels Airlines has implemented since the beginning of this year attracts more and more passengers. Compared to the same period last year (January-August), the number of guests on board Brussels Airlines flights rose by 500,000. In August, 19.1 percent more passengers chose Brussels Airlines, compared to the same month in 2013. For the first time in the 12-year history of the company, the seat load factor rose to 81.5 percent.

The passenger growth was mainly realized on the European network and is a consequence of the competitive price strategy, the expansion of the offer, the growing number of connecting passengers combining two Brussels Airlines flights and the focus on new summer holiday destinations. Thanks to its new travel products Check&Go, Light&Relax, Flex|Fast and Bizz&Class, Brussels Airlines can offer even more choice and reach a broader audience.

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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 43 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.

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About Star Alliance

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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