Passenger growth of 1.6 percent in October
In total 526,651 passengers flew with Brussels Airlines between Brussels Airport and a European, African or American destination this October. That is 1.6 percent or 8000 passengers more compared to October 2012. The overall increase is mainly due to the growth of the number of passengers on European flights (+0.5 percent) and the capacity- and passenger growth of transatlantic flights.
The freight activities of Brussels Airlines increased by 23.5 percent
The seat load factor stabilized (on average 67.8 percent) because the number of seats offered increased more rapidly than the number of passengers.
The passengers of the many charter flights Brussels Airlines operates on behalf of tour operators, are not included in the overall passenger statistics.
|October 2013||October 2012||month/month difference in %|
|Available seat-kilometres (2 dec. pts)||1235.90||1175.94||+5.1|
|Revenue seat-kilometres (2 dec. pts)||837.87||806.26||+3.9|
|Freight ton-kilometres (no dec. pts.)||14,382||11,646||+23.5|
|Overall Loadfactor (Passengers & Freight)||58.4%||59.3%||-0.9 pct point|
|Passenger Load Factor (PLF)||67.8%||68.6%||-0.9 pct point|