Brussels Airlines welcomes 18,3 percent more passengers in August 2011

In the month of August 521.874 passengers flew with Brussels Airlines, which is over 80.000 (or 18, 4 percent more) than in the same month of last year. The seat occupancy factor grew with 4, 6 percent points and amounted to 75, 7 percent.

A total of 458.374 passengers chose for one of the European destinations of Brussels Airlines whilst 63.500 passagiers flew on an intercontinental flight between Brussels and Africa.

In August, Brussels Airlines maintained the positive trend in passenger growth figures. Because of the utilisation of larger aircraft on various routes and the capacity adaptation on routes with lesser demand during the holiday period, the passenger numbers increased together with the seat occupancy factor.

Passengers of charter flights, performed on behalf of many Belgian and foreign tour operators, are not included in these statistics.

August 2011

August 2010

month / month
difference in %

Passengers in 1,000s 521.8 440.8 + 18.4
Available seat-kilometres (in millions) 1107.1 1056.7 + 4.8
Revenue seat-kilometres (in millions) 838.0 751.5 + 11.5
Seat Load factor 75.7% 71.1% + 4.6 % points

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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.

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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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