Charleroi budget flights top Zaventem
18 July 2005
BRUSSELS — Charleroi Airport now exceeds Zaventem in terms of the number of budget airline passengers, it was reported on Monday.
There were 22,136 low-price flights at Brussels in 2002, declining to 18,642 last year, French-language newspaper ‘Le Soir’ reported.
There were 10,101 such flights at Charleroi in 2002 and 14,366 two years later.
The number of low-price passengers at Charleroi numbered 1.012 million in 2004, placing Charleroi above Zaventem in terms of the number of budget passengers.
The regional airport reported a 64 percent increase in budget passengers between 2002-04, while Brussels recorded a decline of 12 percent.
However, the newspaper also said the figures are open to interpretation based on the definition of a budget airline.
[Copyright Expatica News 2005]
Subject: Belgian news