Brussels Airport welcomed 1.7 million passengers in May

posted on 13th June 2022 by Eddie Saunders
Brussels Airport welcomed 1.7 million passengers in May

In May Brussels Airport welcomed 1.7 million passengers, a rise of 319% compared to May 2021 and 74% of the number of passengers in May 2019 (before the Covid crisis).

This is once again the best month result since the start of the crisis in March 2020.

More than 1,697,334 million passengers travelled via Brussels Airport in the month of May.

Compared to May 2019, this implies a decline of 26%, but it is an increase of 319% compared to May 2021.

This is once again the best month result since the start of the crisis in March 2020.

Since the start of this year, the passenger numbers have increased month after month.

The growth we saw in April continues, in the second half of the month of May the long Ascension weekend and the run-up to the long Whitsun weekend had a positive impact on the passenger figures.

The share of departing passengers is 13%, which is 8 percentage points lower than in 2019 due to the strong increase in local outgoing traffic and the decline in the number of transfers between European destinations.

The ten most popular countries in May were Spain, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Portugal, Greece, France, the United States, the United Kingdom and Switzerland.

For Turkey, the passenger figures are already higher than in 2019, and Spain, Italy and Greece can already show good results as well (+80% of 2019).

The ten most popular destinations in May were Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, Lisbon, Malaga, Milan, Istanbul, London, Geneva and Frankfurt.

Flights

In May 2022, the total number of flight movements rose by 134% compared to 2021, to 16,428 flight movements (compared to 21,055 in 2019).

The number of passenger flights increased with 244% compared to 2021, which is 72% of the number of passenger flights in May 2019.

The average number of passengers per flight was 129, compared to 125 passengers in 2019.

The occupation level of the flights thus continues to increase.