Brussels Airlines registers 4.6%  passenger growth in August

Brussels Airlines registers 4.6% passenger growth in August

743,750 passengers flew Brussels Airlines in August, which is an increase of 4.6% compared to last year. The most popular destinations were holiday destinations in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and France.

Many holidaymakers flew with Brussels Airlines to southern destinations in August. The strategy to increase the number of flights to popular holiday regions in Spain, Greece, France, Portugal and Italy clearly paid off. The number of passengers on the European network grew by 3.4%, while the African flights welcomed 3.5% more passengers. On the North American network an increase of 36.2% was registered, mainly due to the new Toronto route.

The seat load factor of the European flights amounted to 79.7%, on board the African flights the seat load factor was 91% and on the US and Canada 84.1%. The transported freight volume increased by 26.1% to 2,972 tonnes.

In addition to its scheduled flight activity, Brussels Airlines operates many holiday and group flights for tour operators. Passenger figures for this activity are not included in the figures of this press release.








Year/year difference in %






Available seat-kilometres (in millions)




Revenue Passenger-kilometres (in millions)




Freight tonnage             




Freight Load Factor




-1.5 pts

Passenger Load Factor



-4.2 pts


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Corporate Traffic Figures
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About Brussels Airlines

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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