Brussels Airlines registers a 12 percent passenger growth in first semester

Brussels Airlines registers a 12 percent passenger growth in first semester

During the first semester of 2015, twelve percent more passengers flew on a Brussels Airlines flight, compared to the same period in 2014. This result makes Brussels Airlines one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe.

In the period January-June 2015, 3.46 million passengers used a Brussels Airlines flight, which is 374,652 more than the same period last year. The seat load factor grew by 1.4 percentage points.

This strong performance is mainly driven by the competitive pricing strategy Brussels Airlines has implemented alongside the introduction of four new travel formulas and which has led to significant passenger increase.
Last spring the airline  also expanded its network with new leisure destinations like Billund, Bordeaux, Calvi, Dubrovnik, Lourdes, Olbia, Riga and St Petersburg, which has also contributed to the passenger growth.

According to preliminary market indicators, Brussels Airlines was one of the fastest growing European airlines during the first semester of 2015. During the month of June, the number of passengers increased by 14% and a record seat load factor of 75.3% was achieved.

“The competitive pricing we have introduced has had the desired effect in the market”, says Brussels Airlines CEO Bernard Gustin. “The increasing number of guests we welcome on board our flights each day is a clear illustration hereof. With our new Check&Go, Light&Relax, Flex&Fast and Bizz&Class products, we now have an attractive formula for every budget.”

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

 

 

Jan-Jun 2015

Jan-Jun 2014

Semester/semester difference in %

Passengers

3.466.010

3.091.358

+ 12.0

Available seat-kilometres (in millions)

7.735.367

7.328.971

+ 6.0 

Revenue Passenger-kilometres (in millions)

5.443.156

5.055.730

+  8.0

Freight ton-kilometres (in millions)

96,155

101,521

-5

Overall Loadfactor (Passengers & Freight)

61.6%

60.9%

+0.7 pct points

 Passenger Load Factor (PLF)

70.4%

69.0%

+1.4 pct points

 

 

June

 2015

June

 2014

Month/month difference in %

Passengers

700,703

614,800

+ 14.0

Available seat-kilometres (in millions)

1,475.05

1,358.06

+ 8.6 

Revenue Passenger-kilometres (in millions)

1,111.20

1,004.11

+  10.7

Freight ton-kilometres (in millions)

16,226

17,575

- 7.7

Overall Loadfactor (Passengers & Freight)

64.6%

64.2%

+ 0.4 pct. points

 Passenger Load Factor (PLF)

75.3%

73.9%

+ 1.4 pct. points

 

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Brussels Airlines is Belgium's national airline, connecting the capital of Europe to more than 100 destinations, whereof 23 in Africa, the continent Brussels Airlines considers its second home. Besides Africa, Brussels Airlines offers more than 90 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 9 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 five 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 Eurowings and member of Star Alliance. The company was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

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