Brussels Airlines: strong passenger growth in July

Brussels Airlines registered a significant passenger growth during the past month of July. In total the airline welcomed 648,013 guests on board, an increase of 11.4% 

The month of July confirms the growth trend that Brussels Airlines has been registering since the beginning of the year. Compared to July 2013, the number of passengers grew by more than 68,000. The European flight offer, which has a strong emphasis on southern holiday destinations  in July, attracted 13 percent more passengers. The airline’s flights to Africa and the States also recorded positive results, with passenger increases of 3.5 and 2.1 percent respectively.

The overall seat load factor improved by 3 percentage points. On flights to and from Africa, an increase of 5.2 percent was recorded.

One of the highlights of July was the Tomorrowland flight program that Brussels Airlines organized for the third year in a row. As the official airline, Brussels Airlines flew 15,000 visitors from all over the world to the popular dance festival.

In addition to its scheduled flight activity, Brussels Airlines operated many holiday flights for tour operators, meeting and incentive agencies and sports clubs. The most important event last month was without a doubt Red Devils flight ‘SN2014’. Passenger figures for these charter activities are not included in the monthly figures of this press release.

 

 

 

July

 2014

July

 2013

Month/month difference in %

Passengers

648,013

581,954

+ 11.4

Available seat-kilometres (in millions)

1387.15

1343.82

+ 3.2 

Revenue Passenger-kilometres (in millions)

1107.48

1026.49

+ 7.9

Freight ton-kilometres

14,936

14.813

+ 0.8

Overall Loadfactor (Passengers & Freight)

72.0%

69.3%

+ 2.7 pct point

Passenger Load Factor

81.8%

78.8%

+ 3.0 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.

More information on brusselsairlines.com 


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.

More information on staralliance.com

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