Brussels Airlines: “dynamic and competitive”

Brussels Airlines has published financial results for 2015 that show turnover rose by 6.9% compared to 2014 to reach €1.27bn, while net profit totalled €41.3m.
Due to what is perceived to have been a successful repositioning in the market and ongoing cost control measures, “Our efforts to make Brussels Airlines a dynamic and competitive airline (have) paid off in the past year,” CEO Bernard Gustin stated.
A total of 14 new destinations were introduced to the airline’s network last year, while two additional aircraft joined the fleet. Further expansion is planned for this year. During the summer season, which starts towards the end of this month (March), Brussels Airlines will launch nine further new destinations. To support the carrier’s long-haul services, a ninth Airbus A330 will join the fleet before the end of this month, while a tenth A330 is scheduled for delivery around the end of 2016 or beginning of 2017. The short-haul European fleet is also to be expanded.
The growth in a carrier’s passenger numbers is not always a good thing for its bellyhold cargo operation In January, for example, freight volumes carried by Brussels Airlines actually fell away year on year as extra passengers meant less cargo could be carried if aircraft were to remain within safe weight restrictions.

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