Charleroi Airport: 6,440,000 passengers in 2014, 6% above expectations

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With the beginning of the New Year 2015, it is time to assess last year’s results for Brussels South Charleroi Airport.  2014 has ended on a positive note since, over the last twelve months, a total of 6,440,000 passengers went through BSCA, meaning 6% more than what was initially expected.

BSCA’s CEO is pleased with the airport’s performance, which is obviously linked to its assets.  « At the end of 2013, Ryanair’s announcement to reposition three aircrafts to Zaventem Airport created havoc. Together with our staff, we worked on our methods and processes to best cancel out the impact of this announcement. Our efforts allowed us to not only reduce the expected loss of customers from 900,000 passengers to 350,000 – which means 5% less than the 11% initially announced at the beginning of the year – but to also generate a better aircraft load factor. We also welcomed two new airlines, Thomas Cook and Pegasus Airlines. Thanks to our airport’s accessibility, Pegasus is able to offer to our passengers faraway destinations like Dubai, Doha, Tel Aviv,… through its hub located in Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen.  », CEO Jean-Jacques Cloquet declares. 

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