Brussels Airlines registers record seat load factor in July

Brussels Airlines registers record seat load factor in July

During the month of July 11.3% more passengers flew on a Brussels Airlines flight. The seat load factor amounted to 85.3%. Never before did the airline record such a high percentage of its seats.

Despite a very challenging competitive environment, Brussels Airlines looks back on a very positive month of July. In total 876,717 passengers were welcomed on board of the 7,279 flights operated by the Belgian airline, representing an increase of 11.3% (+88,000) compared to 2016.

The short- and mid-haul network attracted 11.3% more passengers. The flights to sun destinations in Spain, Greece, Italy, Portugal and France attracted many holiday makers in July. Brussels Airlines also looks back on a positive passenger development in Scandinavia, Great-Britain and Tel Aviv.

On flights to and from Africa, the passenger growth amounted to 6% and the North American destinations accounted for a growth of 2.4%.

The passenger increase has caused a seat load factor growth of 2.6 percentage points to 85.3%, a record for Brussels Airlines.  

Brussels Airlines’ freight activities, expressed in Revenu Ton Kilometres, grew by 15.2% and the cargo load factor increased by 10.7 percentage points.

These statistics do not include the passengers on board of the many charter flights Brussels Airlines operates on behalf of tour operators.

 

 

Month

Month

VLY difference in %

jul-17

jul-16

Flights

7,279

6,995

4.1%

Total Passengers

876,717

787,765

11.3%

-- Passengers Europe

718,525

645,808

11.3%

-- Passengers Africa

91,804

86,589

6.0%

-- Passengers North America

36,728

35,880

2.4%

-- Passengers Middle East

20,169

19,488

3.5%

-- Passengers Asia

9,491

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Available seat-kilometers  (ASK)

1,789,119,451

1,627,637,195

9.9%

Revenue Passenger-Kilometers  (RPK)

1,526,492,773

1,345,963,582

13.4%

Passenger Load Factor (%)

85.3%

82.7%

2.6%pt

Available Ton-Kilometers (ATK)   

213,781

193,862

10.3%

Revenue Ton-Kilometers  (RTK)

171,813

149,196

15.2%

Cargo Load Factor (%)

64.2%

53.5%

10.7%pt

These statistics are based on currently available passenger data

 

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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 60 destinations in Europe, 2 in North America and Tel Aviv. The company employs 3,100 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 five 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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