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.
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.”