Brussels Airlines welcomed 81,846 more passengers in August (+11%)

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Brussels Airlines welcomed 81,846 more passengers in August

This August Brussels Airlines welcomed 11% more passengers compared to the same month last year. Both the European, African and North Atlantic markets recorded good growth rates. The seat load factor increased by 2.8 percentage points to 85%.

825,157 passengers boarded the 6,810 scheduled flights carried out by Brussels Airlines last month. That is 81,846 more than in August 2016. The number of passengers travelling on a European flight grew by 10.5% to 662,869. The African flights recorded a growth of 5.9%, the North American flights 8.7%. The Tel Aviv route showed a growth of 11,2%.

The passenger growth also led to a significant increase of the seat load factor (+2.8 percentage points). 85% of all seats offered by Brussels Airlines in August were sold.

The freight volumes transported in the belly of Brussels Airlines’ passenger flights also increased in August. The cargo load factor increased by 9 percentage points and the Revenue Ton Kilometers increased by 16.1%

These statistics do not include the passengers on board of the many charter flights Brussels Airlines operates on behalf of tour operators.

 

Month Month VLY difference in %
aug-17 aug-16
Flights 6,810 6,728 1.2%
Total Passengers 825,157 743,311 11.0%
— Passengers Europe 662,869 599,952 10.5%
— Passengers Africa 93,225 88,071 5.9%
— Passengers North America 38,776 35,676 8.7%
— Passengers Middle East 21,812 19,612 11.2%
— Passengers Asia 8,475 / /
Available seat-kilometers  (ASK) 1,763,039,541 1,598,334,855 10.3%
Revenue Passenger-Kilometers  (RPK) 1,498,576,922 1,313,616,020 14.1%
Passenger Load Factor (%) 85.0% 82.2% 2.8%pt
Available Ton-Kilometers (ATK)    211,548 190,923 10.8%
Revenue Ton-Kilometers  (RTK) 169,475 146,015 16.1%
Cargo Load Factor (%) 66.0% 57.0% 9.0%pt
These figures are based on  passenger data available at the time of release. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

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