Brussels Airlines starts summer holidays with a strong passenger growth

Brussels Airlines starts summer holidays with a strong passenger growth

During the month of July, the first month of the summer holidays, Brussels Airlines registered a very strong passenger growth. Compared to the previous year, the number of passengers that have opted for a Brussels Airlines flight has increased by 14%. 

The strategy of Brussels Airlines to expand its flight offer with attractive summer destinations over the summer season has been very successful in the month of July. 

In total 738,780 passengers were welcomed on board. This is 90,000 more passengers than in July 2014. The European network registered 14.9% more passengers and 13.1% more passengers travelled with the Belgian airline to New York and Washington.  The African network registered a passenger growth of 7.7%.

The passenger growth had a direct positive impact on the seat load factor that grew by 2.9 percentage points to reach 82.7%.

One of the highlights of July was the cooperation with Tomorrowland. 11,871 Tomorrowland passengers checked in for one of the Brussels Airlines party flights.

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.








Month/month difference in %




+ 14.0

Available seat-kilometres (in millions)



+ 6.9 

Revenue Passenger-kilometres (in millions)



+  10.8

Freight ton-kilometres (in millions)



- 1.4

Overall Loadfactor (Passengers & Freight)



+2.1 p.p.

Passenger Load Factor (PLF)



+2.9 p.p.

Figures based on preliminary data currently available.

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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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