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Re: BRU airport monthly traffic figures in 2017

Post by crew1990 » 12 Jan 2018, 20:54

sn26567 wrote:
12 Jan 2018, 11:11
luchtzak wrote:
12 Jan 2018, 10:46

But Brussels Airport with a growth of 13,6% is also nice!
... which is less than Brussels Airlines. Our national carrier thus increases its grip on Brussels Airport.
It' s not because Brussels Airlines has a growth pourcentage than the one of Brussels Airport that Brussels Airlines gain in market share.

Well in this case Brussels Airlines has indeed grow her market share in BRU indeed, but an airlines could have a bigger growth pourcentage than the airport and still lose some marketshare

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Re: BRU airport monthly traffic figures in 2017

Post by sn26567 » 12 Jan 2018, 21:00

crew1990 wrote:
12 Jan 2018, 20:54

Well, in this case, Brussels Airlines has indeed grown her market share in BRU, but an airline could have a bigger growth percentage than the airport and still lose some market share
Could you explain this mathematically? I would be interested ;) (by PM if you want)
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Re: BRU airport monthly traffic figures in 2017

Post by crew1990 » 12 Jan 2018, 21:39

My bad, I tried to calculate in all the way possible but actually it seem that you are right indeed, if the coefficient of growth at an airport is bigger than the one of the airport, then automatically the airlines gain in market share.

Does anyone specialised in statistic could confirm?

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Re: BRU airport monthly traffic figures in 2017

Post by Stij » 12 Jan 2018, 21:50

;-)

Not a specialist in statistics, but I can confirm!

Stij

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Re: BRU airport monthly traffic figures in 2017

Post by convair » 12 Jan 2018, 22:09

Stij wrote:
12 Jan 2018, 21:50
Not a specialist in statistics, but I can confirm!
Same.
What can be misleading is the fact that if both grow by the same amount of pax, SN's share obviously grows.

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Re: BRU airport monthly traffic figures in 2017

Post by JOVAN » 16 Jan 2018, 21:16

BRU managed to keep Vienna, Dusseldorf, Athens, Berlin, Malpensa behind them in number of PAX 2017.
Nice performance.

Still, with VIE performing 6mio transfer PAX, and BRU hardly 2mio , it is clear where the growth potential for BRU (and SN) is.

AMS is the example, BRU cannot come close, but with the location and the great airport infrastructure available at BRU, (and the possibility to expand it easily), the growth-strategy should be focused on transfer.
In close collaboration with SN.

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Re: BRU airport monthly traffic figures in 2017

Post by RoMax » 16 Jan 2018, 21:31

JOVAN wrote:
16 Jan 2018, 21:16
Still, with VIE performing 6mio transfer PAX, and BRU hardly 2mio , it is clear where the growth potential for BRU (and SN) is.
You compare the wrong figures. VIE achieved 24.4mio pax overall and they report the split 'local' and 'transfer' (which is btw not an exact match, so I think they don't specify 'transit' in the split and just leave them out) and of those indeed 6.44mio (+4.4%) are transfer. But you compare that to BRU 2mio which is not correct. BAC has a different reporting method and only gives the split of total departing pax including transfer and transit. However transfer pax are always counted double (arr+dep) and transit only as departing (that's why they specify "Arriving pax (excl Transit)") and as such BRU has 4.56mio transfer pax (and growing more rapidly at +9.9% even though of course the base is lower). That's still significantly less than VIE, but far from as dramatic as you pretend.

Even more importantly I'm quite sure BRU has at least as many and probably quite a bit more long haul transfer pax. VIE is a regional hub with limited intercontinental focus. SN itself is not that big on the long haul (smaller than OS in overall volume, but not so much in terms of transfer share and volume) but it has much more intercontinental partners. OS/VIE on the other hand is much much bigger on the short/medium haul transfer field (for which it has very limited competition compared to SN at BRU (all very well if you want to serve more secondary UK/Nordic/... destinations, but you know that you can expect a very bloody fight with KLM because those are exactly their specialties and they have a MUCH bigger network to connect to whatever SN tries to do - btw, Belfast was not stopped because it didn't attract enough transfer pax, because based on that the route was performing splendidly, but it rather lacked the O&D market to be profitable) -> will be interesting to see if LOT succeeds in it's massive expansion and as such becomes an important competitor for OS in some of their specialty markets).

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Re: BRU airport monthly traffic figures in 2017

Post by JOVAN » 16 Jan 2018, 22:33

Thanks for your comments RoMax.

Hard to believe that transfer PAX are calculated in a different way as you explain.
Let's see if somebody can confirm your explanation.
I hope not every airport has its own way to calculate APX and Transfer PAX.
That would be unbelieveable !!f

Did not use the word 'dramatic'.
But of course my point is that BRU Underperforms.

Let us hope SN & BRU can work out something interesting and profitable.
But i doubt as SN prefers Kalamata, Murcia, etc etc
Imagine a real network connecting busiess places, with modern planes like EMB.
KLM has almost 50 of them...

AMS is reaching its limits in terms of flights and slots.
So there is most probably a way to take away some business from there...

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Re: BRU airport monthly traffic figures in 2017

Post by RoMax » 16 Jan 2018, 22:58

JOVAN wrote:
16 Jan 2018, 22:33
Hard to believe that transfer PAX are calculated in a different way as you explain.
Let's see if somebody can confirm your explanation.
I hope not every airport has its own way to calculate APX and Transfer PAX.
That would be unbelieveable !!f
It's not a different way of calculating, it's a different way of reporting. Transfer passengers are always counted twice in overall airport statistics: once as an arriving transfer pax and once as a departing transfer pax (2 'movements' on 2 different flights). That's different for 'transit' pax for which the airport visit is linked to only 1 flight (the fact that he also arrives and departs is 'accidental' resulting from the routing of the flight, rather than an intentional act of taking 2 flights connecting at a specific airport).

VIE just gives you the total number of transfer pax (in number of people it's half of them, but they both departed and arrived), most airports report in that way because it gives the easiest split between total local and total transfer. BAC however specifies only based on departing pax where they show the total departing pax and then specify if they were local, transfer or transit. Below that they mention "Arriving pax (excl. transit)" and they don't specify the split there anymore, but also that number of arriving pax is a combination of local and transfer (otherwise it wouldn't be logical either to have 10mio local departing pax and 12mio arriving local pax - there is always a small difference, but not one of over 2mio/year). As unlike for local pax the number of departing and arriving transfer pax is always the same (when they arrive, they also depart, and the other way around, otherwise they are not regarded as a transfer pax), you can just take the number of departing transfer pax and multiply by 2.

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Re: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures

Post by luchtzak » 13 Mar 2018, 13:41

Brussels Airport received more than 1.6 million travellers in February 2018, an increase of 5.4% compared to the same month the previous year and a continuation of the growth in the last months of 2017. Cargo traffic at Brussels Airport has also increased. Indeed, flown and trucked cargo grew by 0.8% against the same month last year.

https://www.aviation24.be/airports/bruss ... assengers/

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Re: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures

Post by Inquirer » 13 Mar 2018, 14:32

Nice growth figures, driven by the 2 market segments most important to Brussels Airport, i.e. the hub function and intercontinental traffic. I think they will be most pleased to be able to say they aren't at the mercy of low cost airlines for their growth any longer, like they were a couple of years ago.

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Re: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures

Post by brabel » 10 Apr 2018, 19:04

With 5.2 million passenders in First quarter, BRU sets a new record.

Painful Mistake though: in the Dutch version they say this record is Thanks to Many airlines, for instance “Qeshm airlines to Tel Aviv...”

Dont see that iranian company Flying to Israel for sure :p

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Re: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures

Post by Bel33 » 11 Apr 2018, 17:00

Brussels Airlines carried 778,175 passengers last month, 13.4% more than in March 2017:
North America: +28.1%
Africa: + 18.1%
Europe: + 10.6%
East: + 5.6%

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Re: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures

Post by Jetter » 11 Apr 2018, 17:07

Bel33 wrote:
11 Apr 2018, 17:00
Brussels Airlines carried 778,175 passengers last month, 13.4% more than in March 2017:
North America: +28.1%
Africa: + 18.1%
Europe: + 10.6%
East: + 5.6%
Did they mention how the numbers would look without Thomas Cook? Or did they include those numbers to calculate the increase compared to 2017?

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Re: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures

Post by convair » 12 Jun 2018, 19:19

In May, BRU pax number rose by 5.4% to 2265312. SN share was 39.0%

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Re: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures

Post by luchtzak » 10 Nov 2018, 18:34

Last month, Brussels Airport welcomed just under 2.2 million, down 2.4% on October of last year. This decrease is due to the strike of the staff at Aviapartner which affected a large number of passengers over the last six days of the month. Thanks to the trucked cargo, the freight volumes at Brussels Airport, which were also impacted by the strike, went up slightly by 1.3% compared to the same period last year, inching close to 60,000 tonnes.

https://www.aviation24.be/airports/brus ... er-strike/

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Re: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures

Post by brabel » 11 Jan 2019, 16:24

In total, 25,675,939 people travelled from BRU in 2018...
+900,000 more than in 2017

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Re: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures

Post by Atlantis » 11 Jan 2019, 18:30

A new year record for Brussels Airport when we speak about pax numbers

-> 25.675.939 mln pax. Brussels Airport is now counted also to the big airports > 25mln pax

Cargo

731.613 ton

Movements

235.459. This is a decrease compared to last year. This means that planes are fuller and bigger metal to BRU


Looking forward to 2019. Most of the users of the B787-8 switched to the bigger B787-9 and even the B787-10
Hopefully some new long haul routes

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Re: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures

Post by JOVAN » 11 Jan 2019, 18:44

Atlantis wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 18:30
A new year record for Brussels Airport when we speak about pax numbers

-> 25.675.939 mln pax. Brussels Airport is now counted also to the big airports > 25mln pax

Cargo

731.613 ton

Movements

235.459. This is a decrease compared to last year. This means that planes are fuller and bigger metal to BRU


Looking forward to 2019. Most of the users of the B787-8 switched to the bigger B787-9 and even the B787-10
Hopefully some new long haul routes
Hopefully more frequencies to HongKong, Bangkok, Chinese destinations.
How about Indian carriers now that India is getting better and richer.

Latin America is still to be explored for BRU.
Now is maybe the time to steal some PAX from AMS. Now that this aiport is about at its maximum.
AMS is one of the most popular destinations out of MEXICO-City. Big numbers of Mexicans can now travel to Eurpe. Bogotà is a similar story.

The rate of Transfer Passengers is still below standard at BRU.

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Re: Brussels Airport monthly traffic figures

Post by Atlantis » 11 Jan 2019, 19:13

Dear JOVAN,

The number of Transfer pax was indeed status quo when we compare to last year. This was due to the fact that Brussels Airlines offered less flights. We saw this effect during a lot of months

Bangkok will normally stay at the same frequency as the carrier upgraded to the A350
Hongkong is sth to keep an eye on it. In March 2019 it will be one year that Cathay is flying to BRU. So let's see what they will decide.
The Chinese destinations will normally stay at the same level or even a new destination could be from an other carrier than Hainan.

India will be again a black dot which is really a pitty. LH is also not allowing AI to fly to BRU as they want to have this traffic for their own. It will be in 2019 or 2020 that other possibilities has to be checked bcs this traffic is needed

Latin America is still in the scope with a few carriers from there. It will be more clear in terms of months. Cargo between Belgium and South America is very good and even with not full pax planes it could be profitable for them bcs it is high value cargo

AMS AND LHR are full. Both can only grow in number of pax by changing into bigger planes but not everybody is doing this.
From that point of view is a very huge potential bcs during the latest council in the Netherlands, this week, is also against a limited grow of AMS.

So, for many reasons, 2019 will be very interesting

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