Brussels Airlines welcomed 11.5 percent more passengers in April

Brussels Airlines welcomed 11.5 percent more passengers in April

During the month of April, which includes the Easter period, Brussels Airlines again registered a passenger growth. In total 11.5 percent more passengers flew on a Brussels Airlines flight compared to the same month last year. The occupancy rate increased to 73.9 percent.

Brussels Airlines continues its strong growth pace in April. During the first month of the aviation summer season, 652,532 passengers flew a Brussels Airlines flight to a European, African or American destination. This is an increase of 67,055 compared to April 2014.


The seat load factor increased by 1 percentage point and amounted to 73.9 percent.

During the month of April, the airline launched flights to Billund, St Petersburg, Dubrovnik and Bordeaux. Several existing destinations which are not served during the winter season have returned to the network (Washington, Catania, Palermo, Faro, Malta, Seville, Porto, Naples, Florence, Athens).


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 %

Passengers (x 1,000)



+ 11.5

Available seat-kilometres (in millions



+ 4.4 

Revenue Passenger-kilometres (in millions)



+ 5.8

Freight ton-kilometres (in millions)




Overall Loadfactor (Passengers & Freight)



+1.0 pct points

Passenger Load Factor PLF



+1.0 pct points


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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