Brussels Airport: 2.3 million passengers in July, an increase of 5%

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In July, Brussels Airport welcomed exactly 2,333,665 passengersbe one 5% increase compared to July 2022.

This year, departures on vacation were more dispersed since the summer vacation in French-speaking education began a week later than those in Dutch-speaking education. With the start of the summer holidays, there were more passengers departing than arriving at the airport of the Belgian capital, also called Brussels-Zaventem.

The share of transit passengers to their holiday destination was 13% in July. A lower percentage than other months due to the high number of Belgian holidaymakers. The ten most popular countries in July were Spain, Turkey, Greece, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, the United States, France and the United Kingdom.

The number of flight movements increased by 2% in July 2023 compared to 2022. The number of passenger flights increased by 6% compared to 2022. There were an average of 150 passengers per flight, a figure similar to July 2022 , thanks to the use of larger aircraft and a higher occupancy rate per flight. The number of cargo flights decreased by 6% compared to July 2022.

In July, air freight volumes at Brussels Airport fell by 8%, totaling 48,193 tonnes. Overall cargo volume is down 11% compared to July 2022, totaling 57,272 tons. The full cargo segment recorded a decrease of 12%, in line with the global trend, while cargo transport on board passenger flights recorded a slight decrease (-3%), as did the express services segment (- 6%).

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