Further growth in November for Brussels Airlines (+10.9%)

Brussels Airlines recorded a passenger growth of 10.9% this November and welcomed 53,655 passengers more than to November 2014.

November is the first season of the winter season in aviation. For Brussels Airlines this meant the first month with a new African destination: Accra. November was also marked by the temporarily increased threat level in Belgium, which caused  many foreign passengers to change their travel plans to the European capital.

This slowed down the growth pace, but nevertheless Brussels Airlines recorded a passenger growth of 10.9%. European flights welcomed 9.4% more passengers, while the African network recorded a very strong growth of 25.3%.

The seat load factor increased by 7.3 pct points to 72%. In line with the overall European market trend, Brussels Airlines’ cargo activity decreased.

In addition to its scheduled flight activity, Brussels Airlines operated many flights for tour operators and charter flights. Passenger figures for these charter activities are not included in the monthly figures of this press release. 








difference in %




+ 10.9

Available seat-kilometres (in millions)



+ 1.3 

Revenue Passenger-kilometres (in  millions )



+ 12.7

Freight ton-kilometres (in  millions )



- 29.2

Overall Loadfactor (Passengers & Freight)



+ 3.3 pct punt

Passenger Load Factor



+ 7.3 pct punt

Figures based on preliminary data 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 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.

More information on brusselsairlines.com 

About Star Alliance

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.

More information on staralliance.com


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