Busy month of April for Brussels Airlines

Busy month of April for Brussels Airlines

April was an intense month for Brussels Airlines.  In total 837,646 passengers flew aboard on a European or intercontinental Brussels Airlines flight. The passenger load factor reached 81%. 

April 2017 was the busiest April month for  Brussels Airlines. In total the airline welcomed  837,646 passengers on board of its  7,130  flights.  693,166 passengers chose a European flight (more than 82%) and the other 144,480 passengers (more than 17%) flew from or to Africa, North-American, the Middle East or India.

Compared to April 2016, this is a spectacular passenger growth of 54.6 % , a  comparison that is however  difficult due to the reduced flight program in the aftermath of the March terrorist attacks of last year. 

The April passenger numbers l are satisfactory as the seat load factor reached almost  81 %.

The new Mumbai connection, launched at the end of March, already attracted nearly 8,000 passengers in April. Also  in April, the Portuguese island Madeira was added to the growing European network. This weekly flight had an encouraging start as well.

The transported freight volume also tended to increase. 162,191 Revenue Ton Kilometres (RTK) were realised. This is an increase of 49.6 % whereas the Available Ton Kilometres only grew with 22 %.

In addition to its scheduled flight activity, Brussels Airlines operates many holiday and group flights for tour operators. Passenger figures for this activity are not included in the figures of this press release.

 

Month

Month

VLY difference in %

apr-17

apr-16

Flights

7,130

5,658

26.0%

Total Passengers

837,646

541,687

54.6%

-- Passengers Europe

693,166

442,712

56.6%

-- Passengers Africa

82,525

61,661

33.8%

-- Passengers North America

35,456

24,697

43.6%

-- Passengers Middle East

18,583

12,617

47.3%

-- Passengers Asia

7,916

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Available seat-kilometers  (ASK)

1,732,103,375

1,412,320,059

22.6%

Revenue Passenger-Kilometers  (RPK)

1,403,686,142

938,871,990

49.5%

Passenger Load Factor (%)

81.0%

66.5%

14.6%pt

Available Ton-Kilometers (ATK)   

207,090

169,760

22.0%

Revenue Ton-Kilometers  (RTK)

162,192

108,442

49.6%

Cargo Load Factor (%)

63.8%

48.0%

15.8%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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