SEPTEMBER AGAIN SHOWS PASSENGER RISE FOR BRUSSELS AIRLINES IN YEAR ON YEAR COMPARISON
(Posted 12th October 2017)
Brussels Airlines again recorded a passenger growth this September. Compared to the same period last year, 72,709 more passengers traveled with Brussels Airlines. The seat load factor increased to 82.5%.
September is traditionally a busy month for Brussels Airlines as business traffic picks up after the summer vacations but while holiday destinations remain very popular for late summer vacations. In addition, a lot of expats returning home after a vacation in their home country, especially on board flights from or to Africa where Brussels Airlines comprehensively covers both West and East Africa.
This resulted in a passenger growth of 8.9% over the past month. Noteworthy was the steady increase in the number of passengers that flew on European flights (+8.7%). The African network also contributed significantly to growth (+6%).
In total 886,617 passengers flew on a Brussels Airlines flight. The number of flights offered in September increased by 0.8% but the number of passengers grew faster, which led to an increase of the seat load factor, which amounted to 82.5%. It is the first time the seat load factor exceeded 80% in a September month.
The transported freight volume also grew. The cargo load factor increased by 13.9 percentage points and the Revenue Ton-Kilometers increased by 15.8%.
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