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

/

/

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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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 90 destinations, 18 of which are in Sub Saharan Africa. The company employs more than 3,400 people and operates 44 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 


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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.

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