Record number of passengers transported
16 July 2007
BRUSSELS – Brussels Airlines carried 52,000 passengers over the weekend, an absolute record. The airline reports it has transported 6 percent more passengers since the beginning of July compared to the same time last year.
On Friday almost 20,000 passengers flew with Brussels Airlines. Saturday’s and Sunday’s numbers came to 15,800 and 17,200, respectively. Most flights were completely full. “The disappointing summer weather of the past days, the low ticket prices because of increasing competition, and the extra seating capacity are behind the success,” says spokesperson Geert Sciot.
Despite the high volume of passengers the flights and check-in procedures went smoothly. Most passengers came to the airport in plenty of time for their flight and many more opted to take advantage of online check in from home or “self check-in” desks at the airport.
Flights to Africa were particularly full over the past few days, with seat occupancy of 100 percent.
In addition to the traditional summer destinations on the Mediterranean Sea, destinations like Budapest, Prague, Vienna and Krakow were also popular.
[Copyright Expatica News 2007]
Subject: Belgian news