Brussels Airlines en Sunweb Group confirm longterm partnership

Together they will strategically develop their future, grow passenger numbers and expand their network

Brussels, May 2nd 2023 - Tour operator Sunweb Group and Brussels Airlines ​ have been working together for many years now. This contract will result in a multi-year partnership. Since the winter season of 2022 and until the summer of 2025, both parties will jointly develop and identify growth opportunities.

This agreement shows the importance of and the long-term strategy Brussels Airlines has in the leisure segment. It will allow the airline to steadily grow its number of passengers while reaching a more balanced spread over the seasons and even days of the week.

“We can definitely state that leisure travel has become one of the strategic pillars of our airline. We are proud to have sealed our long-term partnership with tour operator Sunweb Group. It has already allowed us to add Djerba and Monastir to our summer 2023 destinations. Together we will continue to develop a joint plan to grow our portfolio of leisure destinations. We are in good company with Sunweb Group.”
Greet Vandebos
, Head of Leisure Sales, Brussels Airlines
"We are pleased that we are now strengthening our strong collaboration with a long-term partnership. Together with Brussels Airlines, we provide our customers a well-deserved holidays to 32 wonderful destinations." ​
Harm Groot, Director of Flight Capacity at Sunweb Group

Connecting passengers to 32 destinations
The European tour operator and the Belgian home carrier will be flying together to 32 different holiday destinations, such as ​
- the Greek islands Corfu, Crete (airports of Chania and Heraklion), Kos, Lesbos, Rhodes, Samos or Zakynthos;
- the Spanish islands Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Palma de Mallorca or Tenerife;
- and Hurghada and Marsa Alam in Egypt.


From left to right:
- Frederic Dechamps, Senior Director Sales Belgium, Brussels Airlines
- Mirella Grassi, Leisure Key account Manager Belgium, Brussels Airlines
- Greet Vandebos, Head of Leisure Sales Belgium, Brussels Airlines
- Lennart Noorderwerf, Head of Flight Contracting Sunweb Group
- Mattijs ten Brink, CEO Sunweb Group ​
- Harm Groot, Director Flight Capacity Sunweb Group



Press contact Sunweb Group ​
Martine Langerak
Head of Communications & PR
Tel: +31 6 531 316 04
E-mail: [email protected]

Joëlle Neeb

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About Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines is the home carrier of Belgium and one of the four network airlines of the Lufthansa Group. It connects the European capital from Brussels Airport with over 85 destinations, 17 of which are in Sub Saharan Africa. The company employs more than 3,300 people and operates 43 aircraft.

Brussels Airlines aims to emit 50% less CO2 by 2030 compared to 2019 and plans to be carbon neutral by 2050. The airline is participating in the Stargate Project led by Brussels Airport and is therefore part of the testing ground for sustainable aviation at its home base. In addition, the airline signed the Circular Economy agreement of the Antwerp Management School in 2021. The airline was the first to transport Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) through the CEPS-pipeline connecting Brussels Airport early 2023. By end 2024, Brussels Airlines will have welcomed five state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo allowing the airline to significantly lower its CO2- and noise-emissions on its medium-haul network.

As an ambassador of its country, Brussels Airlines brings the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world, among others through collaborations with Belgian Star Chefs, Belgian culinary products and the Belgian Icons, specially painted aircraft that honour a Belgian iconic person, team or event to promote Belgian culture worldwide.

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The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance, based on a customer value proposition of global reach, worldwide recognition and seamless service. Since inception, it has offered the largest and most comprehensive airline network, with a focus on improving customer experience across the Alliance journey.

Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 10,000 daily flights to almost 1,200 airports in 184 countries.

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