2.8% more passengers for Brussels Airlines in March

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Postby sn26567 on 26 Apr 2012, 16:25

Growth of 4% in first quarter

The number of passengers who selected Brussels Airlines grew with 2.8% in the month of March. The load factor increased with 5.4%. During the entire first quarter of the year, Brussels Airlines registered a passenger growth of 4% and a load factor improvement of 6.4%.

Exactly 458,837 passengers flew with Brussels Airlines during the month of March 2012. This is an increase with 12,426 compared to the month of March 2011. The Africa network attracted 3.5% more passengers and the European flights registered a passenger growth of 2.7%.

The passenger growth resulted, together with an adaptation of the seat capacity, in a load factor improvement.

During the entire first quarter of 2012, Brussels Airlines was the airline of choice for 1,197,661 passengers. This is an increase of 4% (+ 45,534) passengers compared to the first quarter of 2011. During the first three months of the year also the load factor trend evolution was positive (increase with 6.4%).

These statistics do not include passenger figures of the charter flights operated by numerous Belgian and foreign tour operators to Mediterranean destinations.





  
 March 2012 
 March 2011 
 month/month difference in % 
 Passengers 
 458,837 
 446,411 
 + 2,8 
 Available seat-kilometres (x1000) 
 1034,45 
 1113,74 
 - 7,1 
 Revenue seat-kilometres (x1000) 
 657,89 
 648,30 
 + 1,5 
 Load factor 
 63,6 % 
 58,2% 
 + 5,4 pct point 





  
 Quarter 1 2012 
 Quarter 1 2011 
 Quarter/Quarter difference in % 
 Passengers 
 1,197,661 
 1,152,127 
 + 4 
 Available seat-kilometres (x1000) 
 2874,99 
 3091,35 
 - 7,0 
 Revenue seat-kilometres (x1000) 
 1800,85 
 1737,58 
 + 3,6 
 Load factor 
 62,6 % 
 56,2% 
 + 6,4 pct point 


Brussels Airlines, Brussels, 26 April 2012

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