Brussels Airlines sees an increase of 11,3 percent in its passengers numbers of January 2011
In the first month of the year Brussels Airlines welcomed 11,3 percent more passengers. Compared to January 2010, an extra 35.000 customers flew to one of the 70 destinations offered by Brussels Airlines.
In total 347.891 passengers chose for Brussels Airlines in the month of January 2011. This equals an increase of 11, 3 percent versus January 2010, where the airline counted 312.505 customers on its European and African network combined. This growth is mainly due to the rebounced air traffic both in the business and leisure segment, the new destinations that were not yet offered in January last year, a slight seat capacity increase and an attractive pricing policy.
It is mainly in Europe that Brussels Airlines saw a significant growth in January, more in particular a passenger number increase of 11% versus the same month last year. The political instability in Ivory Coast on the other hand negatively impacted the seat load factor on the African network. However, the number of passengers grew also on this continent – by more than 13,5% compared to January 2010.