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Brussels Airlines registered a strong passenger growth during the month of June. Compared to June 2013, 11.5 pct more passengers flew with Brussels Airlines in June 2014.

The passenger load factor improved with 2.8 pct points. During the first half year of 2014, Brussels Airlines welcomed 10 pct additional passengers.

June 2014 was a strong month for Brussels Airlines. The records in terms of number of passengers transported per day and per week have been broken twice. In the previous month of June 614.800 chose to fly with Brussels Airlines. Short haul and mid haul flights registered a grow of 11.9 percent, while the number of passengers on long haul flights to Africa and the United States increased by respectively 22.4 and 5.2 percent.

The load factor of the flights increased as well. In comparison with June 2013, the passenger load factor increased with 2.8 percent points.

One of the highlights of the past month was the launch of several leisure destinations, including Bari, Cagliari, Krakow, Montpellier and Malta.

In addition to its scheduled flight activity, Brussels Airlines operated many holiday flights for tour operators, meeting and incentive agencies and sports clubs. The most important event last month was without a doubt Red Devils flight ‘SN2014’. Passenger figures for these charter activities are not included in the monthly figures of this press release.

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In total 3090737 passengers flew Brussels Airlines between January and June. That’s an increase of 10 percent compared to the first six months of 2013. The average passenger load factor was 69%, an increase of 1.6% in comparison with 2013. The two main reasons of this growth are the new commercial strategy of Brussels Airlines and the general market development.

About Brussels Airlines
Brussels Airlines, member of Lufthansa Group and a Star Alliance member, is the Belgian airline that offers the widest choice of flights to and from the capital of Europe, Brussels Airport. The company has more than 3.500 employees and 44 aircraft operating some 250 flights daily, connecting the Capital of Europe to over 80 European and African destinations, as well as two destinations in the USA (New York JFK and Washington D.C.).

On long haul flights, the airline operates an all new Business Class with full flatbeds and state of the art inflight entertainment, and a brand new Economy class with ergonomic seats and individual inflight entertainment touchscreens. Long-haul flights are operated with Airbus A330-200 and A330-300 aircraft.

On its European routes, mainly operated with Airbus A319/A320, Brussels Airlines offers the choice between "b.business", a Business Class service, "b.flex economy+" which is a flexible product, offering time-saving and comfort at reasonable prices and "b.light economy", a low fare product.
In addition to its 22 long haul destinations in Africa and the US, Brussels Airlines and its intercontinental partners also offer long-haul codeshare flights to the United Arab Emirates, China, Thailand, India, North America and Canada.

Brussels Airlines offers cargo capacity on all its flights, commercialised by the Cargo Department. The airline also handles its own daily maintenance.

Brussels Airlines is owned by SN Airholding and is backed up by more than 90 years of aviation experience.

More information on brusselsairlines.com