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.

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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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The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance, based on a customer value proposition of global reach, worldwide recognition and seamless service. Since inception, it has offered the largest and most comprehensive airline network, with a focus on improving customer experience across the Alliance journey.

Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 10,000 daily flights to almost 1,200 airports in 184 countries.

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