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Brussels Airport shipped nearly 63,000 tonnes of cargo in April

Brussels Airport shipped nearly 63,000 tonnes of cargo in April

Total cargo volumes through Brussels Airport increased by 2,9% in April compared to April 2023, totaling 62,715 tons. Flown cargo volumes were also up by 2.7%, totaling 53,143 tons.

The full freighter segment recorded an increase of 1.5%, with belly cargo growing by almost 20%, in line with the increased capacity of passenger flights. Express services lost 5%, while trucked volumes rose by almost 4%.

The main import regions are Asia, with a strong increase compared to April 2023, due to an increase in e-commerce, Africa and North America. The main export region is again Asia, followed by Africa and North America.

Passengers: +5.6% compared with April 2023

In April, Brussels Airport welcomed 1,957,165 passengers, 5.6% more than in April 2023. The addition by United Airlines of a second daily flight to Newark, as well as 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 Tétouan (Morocco) and Brussels Airlines to Krakow (Poland). In April, Brussels Airport was pleased to welcome two new airlines: Singapore Airlines, which flies 4 times a week to Singapore, and Wideroe, which flies twice a week to Bergen (Norway).

Transfer passengers made up 11.6% of the departing passengers, with an increase in the number of intercontinental passengers.

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

Aircraft movements: 2% increase compared with April 2023

16,275 aircraft movements were recorded in April, up 2% on April 2023. The number of passenger flights was 2.2% up on 2023. In April 2024, there were an average of 145 passengers per flight, five passengers more than the previous year. The number of cargo flights fell by almost 3%, mainly due to decrease in flights in the Integrator segment.

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Edward Hardy

Having become a journalist after university, Edward Hardy has been a reporter and editor at some of the world's leading publications and news sites. In 2022, he became Air Cargo Week's Editor. Got news to share? Contact me on


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