Thursday 25 July, 2013 —
This morning the first Tomorrowland party flight of Brussels Airlines landed at Brussels Airport. On board were 280 party-goers and journalists who flew from Basel to Brussels to the beats of DJ Yves V. In total 8,000 Tomorrowland visitors from 92 different nationalities will arrive today at Brussels Airport.
Following the success of last year’s collaboration and the growing demand from overseas, this year Tomorrowland and Brussels Airlines offered travel packages to Tomorrowland under the name Global Journey. The 13,000 Global Journey packages which were offered sold out in a matter of hours. The demand from Tomorrowland fans in Australia was especially high: 2,336 Australians purchased a Global Journey package. No fewer than 140 flights operated by Brussels Airlines and Star Alliance partners have been scheduled to bring 8,000 festival-goers of 92 different nationalities from 67 departure cities across the globe to Brussels for the best dance festival in the world. There will be flights from every continent to Belgium, including from New York, Stockholm, Istanbul, Lisbon, Oslo, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Ibiza.
Five Brussels Airlines aircraft have been customised for the occasion with Tomorrowland livery. Brussels Airlines has organised 10 party flights with a DJ-set on board these planes to get the festival-goers in the Tomorrowland mood. At Brussels Airport, the festival atmosphere will continue as passengers are welcomed at special Tomorrowland desks, from where they will be taken to their hotels or DreamVille, the Tomorrowland camping site.
“We’re proud to have been able to expand our partnership with Tomorrowland even more this year. As the national airline, we are happy to associate our brand with this fantastic Belgian festival, by bringing so many different nationalities together at Tomorrowland,” says Christian Dumortier, Partnership Manager, Brussels Airlines.
Brussels Airlines at Tomorrowland
At the festival, Brussels Airlines will once again take everyone for a spin in the air with the Cloud Rider, a 55-metre tall Ferris wheel guaranteeing the best views over the festival premises. Every Tomorrowland visitor is welcome to take a ride on the Cloud Rider and stand to win a round-the-world trip.
The festival starts on Friday 26 July at noon and ends on Sunday 28 July at midnight. The organisers expect 180,000 visitors and 35,000 Dreamville guests. Tomorrowland fans who have been unable to get their hands on a festival ticket will have the chance to enjoy Tomorrowland from home: the 170-strong Tomorrowland TV team will bring 7 hours of live television to the Tomorrowland YouTube channel every day of the festival. In addition, Tomorrowland Radio is a brand new concept with 12 hours of audio daily.
Brussels Airlines, member of Lufthansa Group and a Star Alliance member, is the Belgian airline that offers the widest choice of flights to and from the capital of Europe, Brussels Airport. The company has more than 3.500 employees and 44 aircraft operating some 300 flights daily, connecting the Capital of Europe to over 70 premium European and African destinations and since recently, a daily connection to New York JFK. In June 2013 Brussels Airlines launches a new scheduled flight to Washington D.C.
On long haul flights, the airline operates an all new Business Class with full flatbeds and state of the art inflight entertainment, and a brand new Economy class with ergonomic seats and individual inflight entertainment touchscreens. Long-haul flights are operated with Airbus A330-200 and A330-300 aircraft.
On its European routes, mainly operated with Airbus A319/A320, Brussels Airlines offers the choice between "b.business", a Business Class service, "b.flex economy+" which is a flexible product, offering time-saving and comfort at reasonable prices and "b.light economy", a low fare product.
In addition to 20 destinations in Africa and 2 in the US (New York and Washington), Brussels Airlines and its intercontinental partners also offer long-haul services to the United Arab Emirates, China, Thailand, India, North America and Canada.
Brussels Airlines offers cargo capacity on all its flights, commercialised by the Cargo Department. The airline also handles its own daily maintenance.
Brussels Airlines is owned by SN Airholding and is backed up by more than 80 years of aviation experience.
More information on brusselsairlines.com
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