Brussels Airlines records 17.5% passenger growth in June 2011
Brussels Airlines recorded a positive passenger growth of 17.5 percent in June. In total, more than 78,000 additional passengers flew with Brussels Airlines as compared to the month of June 2010. This led to an increase in occupancy of 5.1 percentage points.
A total of 526,319 passengers chose Brussels Airlines in the month of June. The intra-European passenger traffic increased by 17.8 percent, and the inter-continental passenger traffic to Africa experienced a growth of 14.8 percent compared to June last year. Thanks to this increase in passenger numbers, the occupancy rate increased by 5.1 percentage points to 69.3.
The increase in passenger figures experienced by Brussels Airlines was significantly higher than those of all other carriers operating flights from Brussels Airport and the Belgian regional airports.
These impressive figures illustrate Brussels Airlines’ ambitions to grow, as well as the airline’s efforts to build a hub at Brussels Airport. As part of this strategy, Brussels Airlines added aircraft with a larger capacity to its fleet, and increased the flight frequencies on some routes. In addition, an attractive pricing policy as well as various marketing campaigns contributed to passenger growth.
Also of note is that an increasing number of passengers are flying with Brussels Airlines to Brussels Airport in order to connect to flights bound for other destinations within the Brussels Airlines network, or those of our Star Alliance partners.
Not included in these statistics are the passenger figures of the charter flights operated by Brussels Airlines on behalf of tour operators.
month / month
|Passengers in 1,000s||526.3||448.0||+ 17.5|
|Available seat-kilometres (in millions)||1097.6||981.3||+ 11.9|
|Revenue seat-kilometres (in millions)||760.4||629.6||+ 20.8|
|Seat Load factor||69.3%||64.2%||+ 5.1 % points|