Brussels Airlines becomes partner of BOIC, supports all Belgian Olympic athletes.

Brussels Airlines has signed a structural cooperation agreement with the Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee (BOIC). Thanks to the partnership, Brussels Airlines is now the official airline of the BOIC and will fly the Belgian athletes to their qualifications for the Olympic Games 2016 (“Road To Rio”).

Brussels Airlines continues its efforts to support the Belgian sportsmen and women. Having recently announced a partnership with the Belgian Red Devils (Belgium’s national football team), Brussels Airlines will now also welcome ánd spoil all Belgian athletes who are preparing for the Olympic Games. The airline just concluded an extensive partnership with the BOIC, turning Brussels Airlines into the official airline of the Belgian Olympic athletes.

Thanks to the partnership and thanks to the extensive flight offer of Brussels Airlines (the airlines offers the largest choice of destinations and flight frequencies out of Brussels), the BOIC and the athletes can benefit from the best service and comfort on board as well as on the ground (lounge access at the airport, separate check-in,…). The partnership is also beneficial to the Belgian sports fans. In the next few months, Brussels Airlines will work out numerous travel packages (flight + entrance tickets) for fans who want to root for the Belgian athletes in foreign competitions and tournaments.

“Since several years we show that we have a heart for the Belgian sportsmen and women and we see it as our duty as the Belgian national airline. We are thrilled that after earlier partnerships with individual sports federations like the Royal Belgian Football Association, the Cycling League and the Athletics Association we can now also reach out to the overarching BOIC, and thus almost the entire Belgian world of sport, to offer customized and attractive travel options. On top, we can also let the sports fans benefit  from this, through the packages we will offer in the future.”

-- Bernard Gustin, CEO of Brussels Airlines


“This unique partnership is excellent news for all athletes who have to travel abroad often in the coming months. It literally and figuratively gives wings to The Road To Rio 2016 and Team Belgium”

-- Philippe Vander Putten, CEO of BOIC

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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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