Charleroi, 9 November 2018 – Brussels South Charleroi Airport has recorded a rise in passenger traffic in October 2018. 751,986 travellers crossed the airport’s tarmac, so a 9% increase compared to the results for October 2017. Over the same period last year, 690,471 chose BSCA. Accompanying these results is the announcement of a new route departing from Brussels South Charleroi Airport for summer 2019. Airline TUI fly will be offering two flights a week to Antalya from BSCA, starting on 7 April 2019.

 

In October 2018, Spain attracted the most travellers, putting it in first place on the list of most appealing destinations from/to Brussels South Charleroi Airport. Italy held on to second place, followed by France, Morocco and lastly Romania.

 

On 30 October, airline TUI fly announced the launch of a new route to Turkey – Antalya, starting on 7 April 2019. Turkey is enjoying incredible success among travellers in 2018, and TUI fly is keen to respond to demand by expanding its flights departing from regional airports. Passengers will be able to fly to Antalya, often referred to as The Turkish Riviera, with the choice of two flights a week, on Thursdays and Sundays. Tickets are available to buy on the airline’s website – http://www.tuifly.be.

 

Jean-Jacques CLOQUET, Chief Executive Officer of Brussels South Charleroi Airport, explains: “October 2018 was a complicated month for BSCA. The last week was complicated in several ways, but with hard work and professionalism, as well as the efficiency of our teams, we made it possible for more than 750,000 passengers to take off in the right conditions. It is worth highlighting the quality and effort demonstrated. As a result, our October figures are up, and we are delighted with the launch of a new direct flight to Antalya, the first Turkish destination for TUI fly and the thirtieth destination offered by the airline from Brussels South Charleroi Airport.”