Brussels Airlines flies over 9,500 Belgians home from 14 countries

Brussels Airlines flies over 9,500 Belgians home from 14 countries

Given the worldwide coronavirus crisis and the request of the Belgian authorities to all Belgians on vacation to return to Belgium, Brussels Airlines is bringing home more than 9,500 compatriots on 56 repatriation flights.

Brussels Airlines yesterday announced that it temporarily suspends all its scheduled flight operations between 21 March and 19 April, as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Today until Friday, the airline continues to operate a small part of its flight offer, in order to bring compatriots and its flight crews home. On top, the Belgian airline keeps aircraft standby in the days after to repatriate Belgians who are currently abroad, in cooperation with the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The first flights from Agadir and Marrakesh in Morocco, four in total, landed yesterday with each 180 passengers on board.

At this moment, 56 rescue flights are planned to bring 9,500 Belgians from 14 countries to Brussels, including The Gambia, Morroco, Spain and Portugal. As the situation evolves, Brussels Airlines remains standby for more repatriations flights at the request of the authorities.

Brussels Airlines thanks its cabin and cockpit crew who volunteer to operate these special flights in difficult times, making it possible to bring passengers home.

All Belgians who are currently abroad and are looking to return to Belgium, are requested to register themselves on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - https://travellersonline.diplomatie.be/

 

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 3,100 people and operates 41 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. In 2023, Brussels Airlines welcomes three state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo allowing the airline to significantly lower its CO2- and noise-emissions on its medium-haul network. Next to that, the airline aims to operate its first flight using Sustainable Aviation fuel (SAF) by 2023.

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 honor a Belgian iconic person, team or event to promote Belgian culture worldwide.

More information on brusselsairlines.com 

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