This resulted in a passenger growth of 8.9% over the past month. Noteworthy was the steady increase in the number of passengers that flew on European flights (+8.7%). The African network also contributed significantly to growth (+6%).
In total 886,617 passengers flew on a Brussels Airlines flight. The number of flights offered in September increased by 0.8% but the number of passengers grew faster, which led to an increase of the seat load factor, which amounted to 82.5%. It is the first time the seat load factor exceeded 80% in a September month.
The transported freight volume also grew. The cargo load factor increased by 13.9 percentage points and the Revenue Ton-Kilometers increased by 15.8%.
These statistics do not include the passengers on board of the many charter flights Brussels Airlines operates on behalf of tour operators.
|Month||Month||difference in %|
|— Passengers Europe||742,691||683,498||8.7%|
|— Passengers Africa||82,053||77,387||6.0%|
|— Passengers North America||35,922||35,177||2.1%|
|— Passengers Middle East||18,027||17,846||1.0%|
|— Passengers Asia||7,924||/||/|
|Available seat-kilometers (ASK)||1,780,726,685||1,642,772,969||8.4%|
|Revenue Passenger-Kilometers (RPK)||1,469,565,089||1,312,715,898||11.9%|
|Passenger Load Factor (%)||82.5%||79.9%||2.6 pp.|
|Available Ton-Kilometers (ATK)||212,043||194,318||9.1%|
|Revenue Ton-Kilometers (RTK)||168,541||145,519||15.8%|
|Cargo Load Factor (%)||69.8%||55.9%||13.9 pp.|
|Figures based on preliminary data currently available|
Wednesday, October 11, 2017