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.

September 2011

September 2010

month / month
difference in %

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

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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.

More information on brusselsairlines.com 


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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