Brussels Airlines registers 9.8% passenger growth in November

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.





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Brussels Airlines is Belgium's national airline, connecting the capital of Europe to more than 70 destinations, whereof 15 in Africa, the continent that Brussels Airlines carries closes to its heart. Moreover, Brussels Airlines offers 54 destinations in Europe and 2 in North America. The company employs 3,300 employees and operates 38 aircraft.

In view of the global coronavirus pandemic, Brussels Airlines has committed itself to the strictest health safety measures in aviation worldwide, following the recommendations of EASA (European Air Safety Agency). Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Belgian airline operates an adapted flight schedule that is based on market demand and that takes into account the travel restrictions of the different authorities.

Thanks to its no-compromise positioning, Brussels Airlines combines competitive all-flexible 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 acting as a real ambassador of its country, bringing the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world.

Creating over 40.000 direct and indirect jobs, Brussels Airlines plays an important role in the Belgian economy and is part of Belgium's second largest economic engine: its hub at Brussels Airport. In 2019, the airline transported over 10 million passengers to, from and via Brussels Airport.

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 one of the four Lufthansa Group network airlines (Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss) and member of Star Alliance. The company was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

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