Brussels Airlines welcomes 63.000 additional passengers during the month of June

Brussels Airlines registered a strong passenger growth during the month of June. Compared to June 2013, 11.5 pct more passengers flew with Brussels Airlines in June 2014. The passenger load factor improved with 2.8 pct points. During the first half year of 2014, Brussels Airlines welcomed 10 pct additional passengers.

June 2014 was a strong month for Brussels Airlines. The records in terms of number of passengers transported per day and per week have been broken twice. In the previous month of June 614.800 chose to fly with Brussels Airlines. Short haul and mid haul flights registered a grow of 11.9 percent, while the number of passengers on long haul flights to Africa and the United States increased by respectively 22.4 and 5.2 percent.

The load factor of the flights increased as well. In comparison with June 2013, the passenger load factor increased with 2.8 percent points.

One of the highlights of the past month was the launch of several leisure destinations, including Bari, Cagliari, Krakow, Montpellier and Malta.

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.

First semester 2014

In total 3090737 passengers flew Brussels Airlines between January and June. That’s an increase of 10 percent compared to the first six months of 2013. The average passenger load factor was 69%, an increase of 1.6% in comparison with 2013. The two main reasons of this growth are the new commercial strategy of Brussels Airlines and the general market development.









Month/month difference in %




+ 11.5

Available seat-kilometres (in millions



+ 6.8 

Revenue Passenger-kilometres (in millions)



+ 11.0

Freight ton-kilometres 



+ 11.0

Overall Loadfactor (Passengers & Freight)



+2.4 pct points

Passenger Loadfactor



+2.8 pct 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 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.

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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 17,000 daily flights to over 1,200 airports in 190 countries.

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