Brussels Airlines sees an increase of 9.5 percent in its passenger numbers for February 2011

In the month of February, Brussels Airlines welcomed 9.5 percent more passengers. Compared to February 2010, an extra 31,000 customers flew to one of the 70 destinations offered by Brussels Airlines.

In total 357,821 passengers chose Brussels Airlines in the month of February 2011. This equals an increase of 9.5 percent versus February 2010, when the airline counted 326,690 customers on its European and African network combined.

This growth is due mainly to an attractive pricing policy, a slight seat capacity increase, new African destinations that were not offered in February last year and the continuing economic recovery.

Brussels Airlines also registered a strong increase in the number of passengers transferring at Brussels Airport. This transfer activity went up by more than 20 percent.

This increase fits well with Brussels Airlines’ ambition to further develop its home base at Brussels Airport into a hub within the Lufthansa Group and the Star Alliance network.

Passenger traffic in Europe registered an increase of 8.7 percent and the number of passengers travelling with Brussels Airlines to and from Africa grew by 15.6 percent in February.

FEB 2011

FEB 2010

month / month 
difference in

Passengers (x 1,000) 357,8 326,6 + 9.5
Available seat-kilometres (in millions) 944,18 829,60 + 13.8
Revenue seat-kilometres (in millions) 529,50 468,31 + 13.1
Save load factor in per cent 56.1% 56.5% - 0.4 pct point

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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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About Star Alliance

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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