Brussels Airlines records 23, 6 procent passenger growth in September 2011
A total of 583,020 passengers chose Brussels Airlines in the month of September. This is an increase of 23, 6 percent compared to September 2010. The seat load factor amounted to 72, 7 percent.
Also in the month of September, the first month after the holiday break of the Brussels based EU institutions and companies, Brussels Airlines recorded once more a strong passenger growth. The number of passengers that selected one of the EU destinations of Brussels Airlines grew with 24, 8 pct. The Africa network attracted almost 14 pct more passengers.
The overall passenger increase (+ 23, 6 pct) exceeded the capacity growth resulting in an improvement of the seat occupancy factor. The seat occupancy factor grew in September with 7, 1 pct. points.
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||583.020||471.670||+ 23.6|
|Available seat-kilometres (in millions)||1144.6||1042.7||+ 9.8|
|Revenue seat-kilometres (in millions)||832.3||684.1||+ 21.7|
|Seat Load factor||72.7%||65.6%||+ 7.1 % points|