Brussels Airlines continues on its growth path in the month of June: +15.3%


Brussels Airlines continues on its growth path in the month of June

Brussels Airlines continued to grow during the past month. In total, 848,434 passengers have chosen for a Brussels Airlines flight, 15.3% more than in June 2016

The commercial strategy of Brussels Airlines and the balanced mix of a growing range of business and leisure destinations led to an important passenger increase in June. In total, more than 112,000 additional passengers have chosen for Brussels Airlines. The seat load factor of the flights amounted to nearly 80%.

The intra-European flight offer attracted 15.7% more guests. North America flights registered a passenger growth of 7.6%. 2.3% more passengers boarded one of the Africa flights. The new destination Mumbai also yielded very good results.

With a passenger increase of 15.3%, Brussels Airlines was one of the fastest growing European airlines of the month of June.

The Brussels Airlines freight activity, expressed in Revenue Ton Kilometre (RTK), recorded a growth of over 19 percentage points.

In addition to its scheduled flight activity, Brussels Airlines operated throughout the month of June many holiday and ad-hoc flights for tour operators. Passenger results of this activity are not included in the figures of this press release.


Month Month VLY difference in %
jun-17 jun-16
Flights 7,523 6,974 7.9%
Total Passengers 848,434 735,862 15.3%
— Passengers Europe 708,290 611,922 15.7%
— Passengers Africa 78,027 76,285 2.3%
— Passengers North America 34,351 31,927 7.6%
— Passengers Middle East 18,044 15,728 14.7%
— Passengers Asia 9,722 / /
Available seat-kilometers  (ASK) 1,773,088,609 1,589,891,502 11.5%
Revenue Passenger-Kilometers  (RPK) 1,412,761,032 1,206,494,315 17.1%
Passenger Load Factor (%) 79.7% 75.9% 3.8%pt
Available Ton-Kilometers (ATK)    211,300 188,925 11.8%
Revenue Ton-Kilometers  (RTK) 162,707 136,367 19.3%
Cargo Load Factor (%) 65.2% 53.0% 12.2%pt
Based on the latest available passenger data

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


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