In October, Brussels Airport in Belgium welcomed more than 2.3 million passengers, representing an increase of 6.4% compared to October 2018.
However, cargo transport decreased by 8.2% compared to the same month in 2018.
Passengers: In October, Brussels Airport welcomed 2,316,581 passengers, which represents an increase of 6.4% compared to October 2018. The number of originating passengers increased by 8.1% compared to October 2018, while the number of transfer passengers shows a slight increase of 0.4% compared to the same month last year. On a comparable basis, passenger traffic in October 2019 increased by 1%. The collapse of Thomas Cook and resulting flight cancellations, and the collapse of Adria Airways had a negative impact on October’s traffic figures.
Freight: Freight transport at Brussels Airport fell by 8.2% in October 2019 compared to October 2018. The negative trend of recent months continued, in line with Europe and the rest of the world. For the first time in many months, figures were better for flown air cargo (-1.7%) compared to trucked air cargo (-25,2%). Integrator services on the other hand increased by 2.2%, while belly cargo increased by 5.1%. However, full freighter cargo fell by -16.6%.
Flights: The number of flight movements increased by 3% in October 2019 compared to October 2018. The average number of passengers per flight also rose by 3%, increasing from 127 to 131.