A summer of growth for Brussels South Charleroi Airport: Over 1,6 million passengers have passed through the airport
Brussels South Charleroi Airport has welcomed plenty of passengers this summer. While July ended with a 3% increase in traffic (807,801 travellers recorded), August continued along the same trajectory. A total of 809,396 passengers crossed the tarmac of Brussels South Charleroi Airport during the second month of summer. The historic monthly record achieved in July 2019 was once again beaten. Over the whole season (July-August 2019), more than 1,6 million travellers passed through Brussels South Charleroi Airport. This growth related to both departures and arrivals.
In August, 809,396 passengers travelled through Brussels South Charleroi Airport, so a 1% increase compared to the same period in 2018. While the number of departing travellers remained steady, arrivals rose by 2%. Commercial aircraft movements also enjoyed growth, achieving a 3% increase. The load factor went down slightly, falling by one point in August 2019.
Summer 2019 (July-August)
In total this summer, Brussels South Charleroi Airport welcomed more than 1,6 million travellers, so an increase of 2% compared with 2018 results. This increase in traffic remained steady, both in terms of departures and arrivals. The average load factor during summer 2019 was 90.36%.
The list of the most popular destinations did not change much in August 2019. Italy held on to first place in terms of countries attracting the most passengers. Spain held on to second place, followed by France and Morocco. Poland has been replaced by Romania in fifth place.
Philippe VERDONCK, Chief Executive Officer of Brussels South Charleroi Airport explains: “Our airport has enjoyed a fantastic season. With 2% growth this summer, we should highlight the excellent work done by all the teams. We have achieved another new goal: the record number of passengers welcomed in one month has once again been broken. This autumn, new routes have been added to the destinations available from our platform. Georgia, Israel and Austria, as well as Guadeloupe and Martinique, so plenty to take us forward and help us diversify the options we offer travellers.”
1 Number of passengers, excluding domestic passengers and flying schools
2 Aircraft movements, excluding domestic and flying schools
3 Number of passengers, excluding domestic passengers and flying schools
4 Aircraft movements, excluding domestic and flying schools
Charleroi, 16 September 2019