Brussels Airlines registers 13% passenger growth in October

Brussels Airlines registers 13% passenger growth in October

Brussels Airlines once again registered a strong passenger growth during the month of October. In comparison to October 2014, the number of passengers grew by 13%. The occupancy also increased by 3.7 percentage points. With these figures, Brussels Airlines is one of the fastest growing European airlines. 

In October – the last month of the summer season in aviation – 706,227 passengers flew with Brussels Airlines, which are 81,441 more than last year. Especially remarkable was the growth on flights to Africa and the States; where the passenger numbers increased by 27.9 and 20.3% respectively. Also the European network grew significantly, with 11.3% more passengers.

The growth led to an improvement of the occupancy rate, which amounted to 76%.

One of the highlights of the previous month was the launch of a new route to Accra. The capital of Ghana is connected directly with Brussels Airport since the end of October, and this 4 times a week.

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







Month/month difference in %




+ 13.0

Available seat-kilometres (in millions)



+ 10.5 

Revenue Passenger-kilometres (in millions)



+ 16.2

Freight ton-kilometres (in millions)



- 16.0

Overall Loadfactor (Passengers & Freight)



+ 0.4 pct point

Passenger Load Factor (PLF)



+ 3.7 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 80 destinations, whereof 17 in Sub-Saharan Africa, the continent Brussels Airlines considers its second home. Moreover, Brussels Airlines offers 65 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 10 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 six 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 the Lufthansa Group and is a member of Star Alliance. The company was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

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