Brussels Airlines flies the Red Devils to Zagreb

Today Brussels Airlines will fly the Belgian national football team to Zagreb, where they are due to play what will possibly be the decisive qualifying match for entry into the 2014 World Championships. A Brussels Airlines Airbus A320 has been transformed into a Red Devils plane for the occasion.

At 17:30 today, the Red Devils will take off to Zagreb on Brussels Airlines flight SN1177 for their penultimate qualifying match to gain a spot in the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. More than 2000 supporters are expected at Brussels Airport this afternoon to wave the team off from the tarmac - the 7th and last Devils’ Challenge.

“As the Belgian national airline we couldn’t be more proud to fly our Red Devils to their destination again. In May this year we flew the team to New York for a friendly match against the American national team,” explains Lars Redeligx, CCO of Brussels Airlines. “We hope the Red Devils will come home with equally good results this week as they did in the US.”

The team and members of the RBFA (Royal Belgian Football Association) will be flown to Zagreb in a Brussels Airlines aircraft that has been turned into a Belgian Red Devils plane - the A320 will don the Belgian flag and the Red Devils logo. 5 people worked on the plane for 8 hours yesterday to get it ready for the flight to Zagreb. The making of the Belgian Red Devils plane can be viewed in this time-lapse video. The aircraft will continue to fly around the Brussels Airlines network with the Red Devils colours for a longer period.

All 3500 Brussels Airlines employees wish the Red Devils the best of luck in Zagreb!

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In view of the global coronavirus pandemic, Brussels Airlines has committed itself to the strictest health safety measures in aviation worldwide, following the recommendations of EASA (European Air Safety Agency). Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Belgian airline operates an adapted flight schedule that is based on market demand and that takes into account the travel restrictions of the different authorities.

Thanks to its no-compromise positioning, Brussels Airlines combines competitive all-flexible fares with  the highest service quality. With yearly changing Belgian Star Chefs, its wide offer of Belgian food and drinks and the five Belgian Icons, Brussels Airlines is acting as a real ambassador of its country, bringing the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world.

Creating over 40.000 direct and indirect jobs, Brussels Airlines plays an important role in the Belgian economy and is part of Belgium's second largest economic engine: its hub at Brussels Airport. In 2019, the airline transported over 10 million passengers to, from and via Brussels Airport.

Brussels Airlines offers cargo capacity on all its flights, commercialized by Lufthansa Cargo. The airline also handles the daily maintenance of its aircraft fleet.

Brussels Airlines is one of the four Lufthansa Group network airlines (Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss) and member of Star Alliance. The company was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

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