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!