Brussels Airport sees slight increase in passenger numbers in May

posted on 9th June 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Brussels Airport sees slight increase in passenger numbers in May

In May, Brussels Airport welcomed 405,000 passengers, down 82% on May 2019, but a first increase in passenger numbers compared to the previous months, following the lift of the
ban on non-essential travel in April.

405,000 passengers passed through Brussels Airport in May, a decrease of 82% compared to May 2019. Although this is a very poor number, it is already a significant improvement
compared to last month (April 2021: 250,065 passengers).

This increase was possible due to the lift of the ban on non-essential travel and an increase in European destinations where passengers can travel to once again, as the number of Covid infections falls.

The share of transfer passengers is 18%, this percentage is similar to 2019 as local traffic is recovering.

The share of intercontinental passengers is 22%, now that non-essential travel has been re-authorised within Europe.

The travel ban imposed by the Moroccan government continues to have a negative impact and is valid until 15 June.

The total number of flight movements decreased by 67% in May 2021 (7,021 movements) compared to pre-Covid times (21,055 in May 2019).

The number of passenger flights decreased by 79%. The average number of passengers per flight was 106.