Brussels Airlines begins partnership with United Airlines

From 6 April, thanks to a new partnership with Star Alliance member United Airlines, Brussels Airlines will be able to offer daily flights to Washington and Chicago. Passengers can then continue their journey from these two destinations to a number of other US destinations. And thanks to this partnership with Brussels Airlines, United Airlines will be able to add a number of European and African destinations to its network.

From 6 April, Brussels Airlines passengers can travel to a number of new US destinations thanks to a new codeshare partnership with United Airlines. As part of the agreement, both the daily direct flight to Washington, and the new daily service to Chicago O’Hare, which was started at the end of March by United Airlines, will be offered by Brussels Airlines.

The partnership between Brussels Airlines and United Airlines is not limited to just direct transatlantic routes. With a transfer in Chicago or Washington, Brussels Airlines passengers can also travel on to Boston, Denver, Dallas FW, Austin, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Portland, Tampa, Houston, and a number of other destinations in the US. As these destinations will henceforth be codeshare destinations, SN flight numbers will also be placed on these flights by Brussels Airlines.

Henceforth, United Airlines passengers can fly with Brussels Airlines to various European and African destinations, via Brussels Airport. From 6 April, the flightcode “UA” will be added to a number of Brussels Airlines flights. In total, United Airlines will add 24 European and 12 African Brussels Airlines destinations to its network.

“We are focusing strongly on expanding our flight routes worldwide,” said Mark Schwab, United’s SVP Alliances, International & Regulatory Affairs. “Thanks to this partnership with Brussels Airlines, our network has grown with a number of new European destinations, and flights to a number of growing markets in Africa.”

United Airlines is one of the founding members of the global airline network Star Alliance, which Brussels Airlines recently joined in December 2009. Passengers from Brussels Airlines who make use of this new codeshare service can earn and spend Miles & More loyalty award miles. Similarly, members of United’s Mileage Plus programme can earn and spend miles when they fly with Brussels Airlines.

“This is an important step in the development of Brussels Airlines,” said Erik Follet, EVP Strategy & Business Development. “With United we now have a very strong American partner, who as a Star Alliance member, guarantees our passengers numerous new benefits. The direct flight route to Washington, the American capital, will surely be appreciated by our passengers, while the new connection to Chicago, the home base of United, offers our passengers the possibility to connect to a number of destinations. This partnership is also important for our African flights as we can now offer travel possibilities to all the large American cities.”

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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 90 destinations, 18 of which are in Sub Saharan Africa. The company employs more than 3,400 people and operates 44 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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About Star Alliance

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 17,000 daily flights to over 1,200 airports in 190 countries.

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