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On July 20, Brussels Airport welcomed 94,928 passengers in one day creating an all-time record On July 20, Brussels Airport welcomed 94,928 passengers in one day creating an all-time record

Brussels Airport Sets New Passenger Record

Brussels Airport set a new passenger record in the month of July, with a growth of almost four percent.

For the first time ever, the airport received more than 2.6 million passengers in a one month period. Driven by a sharp growth in belly cargo and trucked air cargo, the tonnage carried also grew by 13.9 percent against July 2017.

More specifically, the number of originating passengers grew by 5.2 percent in comparison to July 2017.

According to the airport, the increase was partly due to strong sales in leisure flights, in particular to holiday destinations such as Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia. The number of transfer passengers fell slightly, by 1.4 percent against the same period in 2017.

Long-haul traffic also continued to grow with a significant 16 percent in comparison to July 2017.