Brussels Airlines registers 4.6% passenger growth in August 2016

Brussels Airlines has reported 743,750 passengers flew Brussels Airlines in August, an increase of 4.6 percent compared to August 2015, the company said.

The company said the most popular destinations were holiday destinations in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and France. Many holiday makers flew with Brussels Airlines to southern destinations in August. The number of passengers on the European network grew by 3.4 percent, while the African flights welcomed 3.5 percent more passengers. On the North American network an increase of 36.2 percent was registered, mainly due to the new Toronto route.

The seat load factor of the European flights amounted to 79.7 percent, on board the African flights the seat load factor was 91 percent and on the US and Canada 84.1 percent. The transported freight volume increased by 26.1 percent to 2,972 tonnes.

Brussels Airlines, member of Lufthansa Group, offers flights to and from Brussels Airport throughout Europe. The company has more than 3,500 employees and 49 aircraft operating some 300 flights daily, connecting the capital of Europe to over 90 premium European and African destinations and New York JFK, Washington DC and Toronto.