Brussels Airlines continues co-operation with handling company Flightcare
In its homebase Brussels Airport the airline itself performs check-in, lounge, boarding and lost & found services – all activities on the tarmac are being handled by a handling company. Since 10 years, Flightcare is Brussels Airlines’ loyal partner for these services that include loading and offloading of the aircraft. These activities are of critical importance to the airline as they have a direct impact on e.g. the punctuality, the quality and reliability of the operations.
After a tender process Brussels Airlines decided to continue this co-operation with handling company Flightcare over the next coming years. Flightcare will fully contribute to the realisation of the Brussels Airlines ambition to further develop its homebase Brussels Airport into an intercontinental Star Alliance hub with numerous long-haul destinations, a well-developed European network and a growing number of connecting passengers.
The ground operations service is undergoing some mayor changes. More and more passengers who travel with hand luggage only perform their own check-in on their laptop, check-in device of mobile phone. In view of the growing number of connecting passengers more and more baggage needs to be transferred.
“The quality of the handling company was the key element in the contract negotiations”, says Brussels Airlines COO Peter Kranich. “We are very confident that this renewed cooperation with Flightcare, that has a lot of expertise , will fully meet our high demands”.
About Brussels Airlines
Brussels Airlines 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 52 aircraft that operate some 300 punctual flights daily, connecting the Capital of Europe to over 70 premium European and African airports and New York JFK.
On its European routes, operated with AVRO, Boeing 737, and Airbus A319/A320, Brussels Airlines offers the choice of a premium service at a very high level (“b.business”), an ultra-flexible product, which offers time-saving and comfort at reasonable prices (“b.flex economy+”) and a low fare product (“b.light economy”). On medium- and long-haul flights, the airline operates traditional business or economy class. Long-haul flights are operated with Airbus A330-200 and A330-300 aircraft.
In addition to 21 destinations in Africa, Brussels Airlines and its intercontinental partners also offer long-haul service to the United Arab Emirates, China, Thailand, India and North America.
Brussels Airlines is owned by SN Airholding and is backed up by more than 80 years of aviation experience in Belgium. In June 2009, Lufthansa announced its interest in the management structure and capital of the Belgian airline. Brussels Airlines has been a member of the global airline alliance Star Alliance since 9 December 2009.