Brussels Airport records 2.3 million passengers in July

In the first month of the summer holidays, 2.3 million passengers travelled through Brussels Airport, up 5 per cent compared to July 2022, the airport reported Friday morning.

In total, 2,333,665 passengers passed through Brussels Airport in July. "The holiday exodus was more spread out this year because the summer holidays in French-speaking schools started a week later than in Dutch-speaking schools," Brussels Airport said. July is the start of the summer holidays, so there were more departures than arrivals.

The top 10 destinations in July were Spain, Turkey, Greece, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, the United States, France and the United Kingdom.

In July, the share of departing transfer passengers was 13 per cent. This is lower than other months due to "the high number of Belgian holiday travellers". The number of flight movements increased by 2 per cent, while the number of passenger flights increased by 6 per cent. On average, each flight carried 150 passengers.

The total freight volume, however, fell by 11 per cent to 57,272 tonnes. This drop is mainly explained by a decrease in trucked volumes, the airport company says.



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