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

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. 

 

 

 

November

 2015

November

 2014

Month/month
difference in %

Passengers

548,060

494,405

+ 10.9

Available seat-kilometres (in millions)

1,160.20

1,145.69

+ 1.3 

Revenue Passenger-kilometres (in  millions )

835.65

741.67

+ 12.7

Freight ton-kilometres (in  millions )

10,713

15,126

- 29.2

Overall Loadfactor (Passengers & Freight)

60.7%

57.4%

+ 3.3 pct punt

Passenger Load Factor

72.0%

64.7%

+ 7.3 pct punt

Figures based on preliminary data currently available.
 

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About Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines is Belgium's national airline, connecting the capital of Europe to more than 80 destinations, whereof 17 in Sub-Saharan Africa, the continent Brussels Airlines considers its second home. Moreover, Brussels Airlines offers 65 destinations in Europe, 3 in North America and Tel Aviv. The company has over 4,000 employees and 48 aircraft operating some 250 flights daily, flying more than 10 million passengers a year to, via and from Brussels Airport. Thanks to its no-compromise positioning, Brussels Airlines combines competitive 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 an ambassador of its country, bringing the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world.

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 part of the Lufthansa Group and is a member of Star Alliance. The company was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

More information on brusselsairlines.com


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