Brussels Airlines: strong passenger growth in July

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 — 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