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Almost 2.2 million passengers at Brussels Airport in August

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The number of inbound passengers was higher than the number of outbound passengers, as usual in August. The share of outbound transfer passengers was 16%, only 1% percentage point lower than in 2019.

In August, Brussels Airport welcomed 2.2 passengers, i.e. 82% of the passenger numbers in August 2019 and the best result since the start of the crisis. Cargo volumes are down on last year (-11%), but up 19% on 2019. 

Passenger traffic: 82% of the 2019 passenger numbers 
2,154,380 passengers chose Brussels Airport in August, 82% of the number of passengers recorded in August 2019. As in July, this growth was primarily due to a strong recovery in the holiday market and visits to family and friends. Brussels Airport is also seeing a positive effect from the increase in the number of Dutch travellers who have chosen to fly out of Brussels Airport to avoid the heavy rush at Dutch airports. The good weather had a slightly negative influence on the passenger numbers, as some holidaymakers likely decided to stay in Belgium to take advantage of it.

The number of inbound passengers was higher than the number of outbound passengers, as usual in August. The share of outbound transfer passengers was 16%, only 1% percentage point lower than in 2019.

The top 10 countries in August were respectively Spain, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Germany, Portugal, the US, France and the United Kingdom. In particular, Turkey, Greece, Morocco and the United States exceeded the August 2019 results. In terms of destinations, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Alicante, Rome, Istanbul, New York, Malaga, Frankfurt and Dublin were the top 10. Alicante, Istanbul, New York and Dublin were more popular than in August 2019.

The integrator segment declined by 14%, while belly cargo grew by 16%, due to the increase in passenger flights. In addition, trucked air cargo volumes were also down by 10%. These decreases can be accounted for by geopolitical and energy supply disruptions, blockages in China, the impending recession and its impact on e-commerce.

Flights 
The total number of movements in August 2022 reached 17,882, an increase of 27% compared to August 2021 but still down 17% on August 2019, before the crisis. The number of passenger flights represents 77% of the August 2019 passenger flight count. The number of passengers per flight remains high with an average of 151 passengers, compared to 137 in 2019. Passenger load factors therefore continue to increase, as does the deployment of larger aircraft.

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