More than 2.1 million passengers passed through Brussels Airport in May

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In May, Brussels Airport welcomed 2,102,553 passengers, 1.5% more than in May 2023. The launch of several new routes had a positive impact on passenger numbers.

Nouvelair now operates from Brussels Airport to Monastir (Tunisia), Air Arabia to Rabat (Morocco) and Corendon Airlines to Gazipasa/Alanya (Türkiye).

Transfer passengers made up 14% of the departing passengers. The number of transfer passengers is lower than in May 2023 due to a decrease in the number of intra-European transfer passengers.

The important segment of intercontinental transfer passengers continues to grow and supports the further development of Brussels Airport’s intercontinental network.

The top 10 countries in May were Spain, Italy, Germany, Türkiye, Greece, Portugal, Morocco, the United States, France, Switzerland.

17,575 aircraft movements were recorded in May, down 0.1% on May 2023.

The number of passenger flights was almost 2% up on 2023. There were an average of 143 passengers per flight in May 2024. That’s the same number as last year.