The number of passengers at Brussels Airport down by 85% in September

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The number of passengers at Brussels Airport down by 85% in September





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During the month of September, 379,303 passengers passed through Brussels Airport, the airport said on Friday. This is barely 15.2% of attendance recorded in September 2019, he emphasizes.

This negative result is in particular due to increasingly severe travel restrictions and in particular the passage of Spain, the flagship destination of Brussels Airport, in the red zone.

In total, the airport registered 175,594 departing passengers and 203,709 arriving passengers. The percentage of transfer passengers is around 15%.

As of September, 45 of the more than 60 passenger airlines were active at Brussels Airport, serving more than 110 destinations and making more than 1,000 flights per week.

For its part, air freight continued to grow, with a nice 18.9% increase in volumes transported in September.

The total number of flight movements decreased by 66.8% in September 2020 compared to September 2019 to reach 7,141 (compared to 21,533 in September 2019). The number of passenger flights fell 76.5% while the number of cargo flights increased 39.9%. The number of passengers per flight is 86.

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