Brussels Airlines registers 9.8% passenger growth in November

In the month November 608,095 passengers traveled on a Brussels Airlines flight; which is 54,088 or 9.8% more than the same period last year.

November is the first month of the aviation winter timetable and represented a strong passenger growth for Brussels Airlines. The increase is in part due to the airline’s commercial success but is also due to the lockdown in Brussels last year, when less passengers traveled to the European capital.

On the European network, the airline registered a 10.8% growth, while the North American flights attracted 40.8% more passengers (mainly due to the addition of Toronto as a destination, which was not in the network in November last year). On the African network, the passenger numbers dropped slightly by 3%.

The overall seat load factor remained stable at 71.5%.

November was also a strong month for Brussels Airlines’ freight activity. The total transported freight volume increased by 23.6%.

 

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.

 

 

November

November

year/year difference in %

2016

2015

Passengers

608.095

554.007

+9,8%

Available seat-kilometres (in millions)

1279,47

1160,20

+10,3%

Revenue Passenger-kilometres (in millions)

917,10

835,65

+9,7%

Freight tonnage   

2829 

2289 

+23,6%

Freight Load Factor

69,1% 

69,0% 

+0,1p,p,

Passenger Load Factor

71,5%

71,7%

-0,1p,p,

 

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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.

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