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.