Brussels Airlines welcomed 81,846 more passengers in August

Brussels Airlines welcomed 81,846 more passengers in August

This August Brussels Airlines welcomed 11% more passengers compared to the same month last year. Both the European, African and North Atlantic markets recorded good growth rates. The seat load factor increased by 2.8 percentage points to 85%.

825,157 passengers boarded the 6,810 scheduled flights carried out by Brussels Airlines last month. That is 81,846 more than in August 2016. The number of passengers traveling on a European flight grew by 10.5% to 662,869. The African flights recorded a growth of 5.9%, the North American flights 8.7%. The Tel Aviv route showed a growth of 11,2%.

The passenger growth also led to a significant increase of the seat load factor (+2.8 percentage points). 85% of all seats offered by Brussels Airlines in August were sold.

The freight volumes transported in the belly of Brussels Airlines’ passenger flights also increased in August. The cargo load factor increased by 9 percentage points and the Revenue Ton Kilometers increased by 16.1%

These statistics do not include the passengers on board of the many charter flights Brussels Airlines operates on behalf of tour operators.

 

 

Month

Month

VLY difference in %

aug-17

aug-16

Flights

6,810

6,728

1.2%

Total Passengers

825,157

743,311

11.0%

-- Passengers Europe

662,869

599,952

10.5%

-- Passengers Africa

93,225

88,071

5.9%

-- Passengers North America

38,776

35,676

8.7%

-- Passengers Middle East

21,812

19,612

11.2%

-- Passengers Asia

8,475

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Available seat-kilometers  (ASK)

1,763,039,541

1,598,334,855

10.3%

Revenue Passenger-Kilometers  (RPK)

1,498,576,922

1,313,616,020

14.1%

Passenger Load Factor (%)

85.0%

82.2%

2.8%pt

Available Ton-Kilometers (ATK)   

211,548

190,923

10.8%

Revenue Ton-Kilometers  (RTK)

169,475

146,015

16.1%

Cargo Load Factor (%)

66.0%

57.0%

9.0%pt

Figures based on preliminary figures currently available 

 

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Brussels Airlines is Belgium's national airline, connecting the capital of Europe to more than 70 destinations, whereof 15 in Africa, the continent that Brussels Airlines carries closes to its heart. Moreover, Brussels Airlines offers 54 destinations in Europe and 2 in North America. The company employs 3,300 employees and operates 38 aircraft.

In view of the global coronavirus pandemic, Brussels Airlines has committed itself to the strictest health safety measures in aviation worldwide, following the recommendations of EASA (European Air Safety Agency). Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Belgian airline operates an adapted flight schedule that is based on market demand and that takes into account the travel restrictions of the different authorities.

Thanks to its no-compromise positioning, Brussels Airlines combines competitive all-flexible fares with  the highest service quality. With yearly changing Belgian Star Chefs, its wide offer of Belgian food and drinks and the six Belgian Icons, Brussels Airlines is acting as a real ambassador of its country, bringing the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world.

Creating over 40.000 direct and indirect jobs, Brussels Airlines plays an important role in the Belgian economy and is part of Belgium's second largest economic engine: its hub at Brussels Airport. In 2019, the airline transported over 10 million passengers to, from and via Brussels Airport.

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 one of the four Lufthansa Group network airlines (Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss) and member of Star Alliance. The company was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

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