Europe and Africa routes recorded significant growth rate increases, with 14.4 percent and 12.4 percent, respectively. Overall, the 15 percent passenger growth also led to a 5.6 percent seat load factor increase, leading to an average 74 percent seat load factor.
Freight transported by Brussels Airlines passenger flights also grew significantly by 36 percent. Due to a more effective use of its cargo hold, load factors grew from 59.4 percent to 71.6 percent. This resulted in a Revenue Ton-Kilometers increase by 24.9 percent.