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Brussels Airport shows strong traffic recovery; pax up 3%, cargo up 8% in Jun-2012

10-Jul-2012 12:00 PM

Belgium's Brussels Airport passenger numbers up 3% - traffic highlights:

  • Jun-2012:
    • Passenger numbers: 1.8 million, +3.3% year-on-year;
    • Cargo volume: 41,119 tons, +8.3%;
    • Aircraft movements: 20,554, +0.7%;
  • Six months ended 30-Jun-2012:
    • Passenger numbers: 8.9 million, +2.4%;
    • Cargo volume: 241,567 tons, +2.8%;
    • Aircraft movements: 110,746, -4.4%.

Brussels Airport stated the strongest growth came from long-haul routes, driven partly by Brussels Airlines' new service to New York and their sixth daily flight to Africa, and in the low-cost market. [more - original PR]