BELGIAN FLAG CARRIER RECORDS YEAR ON YEAR GROWTH IN JUNE OF OVER 15 PERCENT
(Posted 14th July 2017)
Brussels Airlines, which serves Entebbe, Kigali and Bujumbura in East Africa with 5, 6 and 1 flight per week respectively has continued to show sustained passenger growth for the sixth consecutive month this year.
Brussels Airlines continued to grow during the month of June. In total, 848,434 passengers boarded a Brussels Airlines flight, 15.3% more than in June 2016.
The commercial strategy of Brussels Airlines and the balanced mix of a growing range of business and leisure destinations led to an important passenger increase in June. In total, more than 112,000 additional passengers have chosen for Brussels Airlines. The seat load factor of the flights amounted to nearly 80%.
The intra-European flight offer attracted 15.7% more guests. North America flights registered a passenger growth of 7.6%. 2.3% more passengers boarded one of the Africa flights. The new destination Mumbai also yielded very good results.With a passenger increase of 15.3%, Brussels Airlines was one of the fastest growing European airlines of the month of June.
The Brussels Airlines freight activity, expressed in Revenue Ton Kilometre (RTK), recorded a growth of over 19 percentage points.
In addition to its scheduled flight activity, Brussels Airlines operated throughout the month of June many holiday and ad-hoc flights for tour operators.
|Month||Month||VLY difference in %|
|— Passengers Europe||708,290||611,922||15.7%|
|— Passengers Africa||78,027||76,285||2.3%|
|— Passengers North America||34,351||31,927||7.6%|
|— Passengers Middle East||18,044||15,728||14.7%|
|— Passengers Asia||9,722||/||/|
|Available seat-kilometers (ASK)||1,773,088,609||1,589,891,502||11.5%|
|Revenue Passenger-Kilometers (RPK)||1,412,761,032||1,206,494,315||17.1%|
|Passenger Load Factor (%)||79.7%||75.9%||3.8%pt|
|Available Ton-Kilometers (ATK)||211,300||188,925||11.8%|
|Revenue Ton-Kilometers (RTK)||162,707||136,367||19.3%|
|Cargo Load Factor (%)||65.2%||53.0%||12.2%pt|
|Based on the latest available passenger data|