Passenger growth of 2.9 percent in April
April is the first month of the summer season in the aviation industry. At the beginning of April Brussels Airlines increased its seat offer by relaunching some Mediterranean summer destinations (Catania, Florence, Faro, Porto, Naples) and increasing the flight frequency to several other destinations. In total 522,945 passengers travelled with Brussels Airlines in April. That is an increase of 2.9 percent compared to the same month last year. The African network attracted 4.6 percent more passengers and the daily News York service recorded a seat load factor of 90.5 percent.
Thanks to a higher increase of the demand compared to the increase of the seat offer, the overall seat load factor grew with 1 percent.
These passenger figures only reflect the scheduled flights of Brussels Airlines. The passengers of charter flights operated by Brussels Airlines on behalf of tour operators are not included.
|April 2013||April 2012||month/month difference in percent|
|Available seat-kilometres (2 dec. pts)||1207.50||1110.23||+ 8.8|
|Revenue seat-kilometres (2 dec. pts)||835.12||756.92||+ 10.3|
|Freight ton-kilometres (no dec. pts.)||13,094||13,074||- 6.3|
|Overall Loadfactor (Passengers & freight)||60.0 %||61.0%||-1 pct points|
|Passenger Load Factor (PLF)||69.2 %||68.2%||
+ 1 pct points