Brussels Airport sees modest increase in passenger numbers for June

posted on 13th July 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Brussels Airport sees modest increase in passenger numbers for June

In June, Brussels Airport welcomed 646,589 passengers, i.e. a 73% decline compared to June 2019.

With an increased number of flights, and the prospect of summer holidays, June was the best month since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

From week to week, passenger numbers increased steadily in June, from 19% in week one to 35% in week four.

The introduction of new flights by Brussels Airlines, among others to North America, and the lifting of the travel ban by Morocco in mid-June, combined with the start of holiday flights from week three, had a positive impact on these results.

As a result of the start of the holiday season, the number of departing passengers was also higher than the number of arriving passengers, with, for example, during week four, 38% of
the number of departing passengers of 2019 against 32% of the arriving passengers.

The share of transfer passengers is 19% in June, similar to 2019.

The top 10 destination countries were respectively Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey, France, the US, Morocco, Germany and Austria.