On the European network, the growth is mainly due to the addition of the Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium activities that were integrated last October.
The passenger growth also led to an increase of the seat load factor by 3.9 percentage points, bringing the average seat load factor to 76.7%. The freight volumes transported in the belly of Brussels Airlines’ passenger flights also grew significantly (+35%). The cargo capacity, however, grew faster, resulting in a very slight decrease of the cargo load factor (-1.8%)
Compared to February last year, Brussels Airlines operated 2% fewer flights. Nevertheless, the airline was able to increase its growth rate. This is the result of the replacement of the last AVRO jets (100 seats) by Airbus aircraft with a greater capacity (180 seats). The pressure on airline ticket prices remains high. Thanks to its increased offer, Brussels Airlines was able to continue to propose competitive fares and attract even more customers.
These statistics do not include the passengers on board of the many charter flights Brussels Airlines operates on behalf of tour operators.
|— Passengers Europe||514,455||447,893||14.9%|
|— Passengers Africa||84,804||73,623||15.2%|
|— Passengers North America||14,047||12,194||15.2%|
|— Passengers Middle East||12,697||12,159||4.4%|
|— Passengers Asia||10,065||/|
|Available seat-kilometers (ASK)||1,407,289,946||1,173,963,909||19.9%|
|Revenue Passenger-Kilometers (RPK)||1,080,088,680||854,706,455||26.4%|
|Passenger Load Factor (%)||76.7%||72.8%||3.9%pt|
|Available Ton-Kilometers (ATK)||167,446||138,685||20.7%|
|Revenue Ton-Kilometers (RTK)||128,838||100,203||28.6%|
|Cargo Load Factor (%)||74.0%||75.8%||-1.8%pt|
|These figures are based on results currently available|
Friday, March 9, 2018