Brussels Airlines operated 6.9% more flights, but the Available Seat-Kilometers (ASK) increased even more (+19.9%) due to the replacement of AVRO jets (100 seats) by bigger Airbus aircraft (180 seats). The Seat Load Factor climbed from 85% in August last year to 86.5% in August 2018 (+1.5pp.). Thanks to its increased offer, Brussels Airlines was able to continue offering competitive fares and attract even more customers. This means, however, that the pressure on the yield remains very high.
The Cargo Load Factor decreased slightly (-4.5 percentage points) to an average of 61.5%, due to the fast growing flight offer. The transported cargo volume amounted to 3,690 tons. The Revenue Ton-Kilometers (RTK) grew by 19.3%.
These statistics do not include the passengers on board of the many charter flights Brussels Airlines operates on behalf of tour operators.
|August 2018||August 2017||Difference in %|
|— Passengers Europe||762,962||661,718||15.3%|
|— Passengers Africa||124,045||94,376||31.4%|
|— Passengers North America||42,132||38,776||8.7%|
|— Passengers Middle East||23,863||21,812||9.4%|
|— Passengers Asia||9,437||8,475||11.4%|
|Available seat-kilometers (ASK)||2,114,052,328||1,763,039,541||19.9%|
|Revenue Passenger-Kilometers (RPK)||1,828,286,017||1,498,576,922||22.0%|
|Passenger Load Factor (%)||86.5%||85%||1.5 pp|
|Available Ton-Kilometers (ATK)||246,949||211,548||16.7%|
|Revenue Ton-Kilometers (RTK)||202,225||169,475||19.3%|
|Cargo Load Factor (%)||61.5%||66%||-4.5 pp|
These results are based on figures currently available