Brussels Airlines increases its presence in Spain
Brussels Airlines and the Spanish airline Spanair, both member of Star Alliance, start a cooperation. From today onwards, Brussels Airlines customers can fly to numerous popular cities in Spain via Barcelona or Madrid : Alicante, Ibiza, La Corun or Tenerife.
Spain is one of the most popular destinations in the Brussels Airlines network. The airline offers several daily flights to Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Malaga and several weekly flights to Seville and Palma de Mallorca.
Thanks to a codeshare agreement with the Spanish airline Spanair, effective as from today, Brussels Airlines is able to further extend its offer.
In Madrid or Barcelona airport, Brussels Airlines passengers can as of today easily transfer to connecting flights to multiple destinations in the Spanish main land or on the islands. In a first phase it concerns Alicante (Costa Blanca), Ibiza and Mallorca on the Balearic Islands, the Northern Spanish port La Coruna (Galicia) and Tenerife on the Canaries.
All connecting flights are being operated by Brussels Airlines’ latest partner Spanair. The Spanair flights will appear with a ‘SN’ flight number in the reservation systems. Baggage is automatically checked through to the final destination and passengers can earn and redeem Miles & More frequent flyer miles on all flights.
For example : passengers who want to travel to Tenerife depart in Brussels at 14.20 and after a short intermediate stop in Madrid they continue their journey with Spanair to arrive in Tenerife at 19.00. Those wanting to fly to Palma can leave in Brussels at either 06.35 or 18.25 for Barcelona to arrive, after a stopover in Barcelona, at respectively 10.25 or 22.20 in Mallorca.
Spanair, thusfar not yet present on the Belgian market, will as from now and as a consequence of the codeshare agreement, sell seats on all flights operated by Brussels Airlines between Spain and Belgium.
The goal is that in the course of 2010 numerous other destinations will be jointly offered by both airlines.
The codeshare agreement between Brussels Airlines and Spanair is a direct consequence of the entry of Brussels Airlines into the global network of Star Alliance end of last year. Spanair is member of Star Alliance since 2003.
“This agreement is another example of the many benefits we can offer our customers as a result of our entry into Star Alliance”, says Brussels Airlines CO CEO Bernard Gustin. “This winter season Brussels Airlines flies at least 11 times a day from Brussels Airport to Spain. No other airline offers more frequencies. Thanks to the cooperation with Spanair, we make many new destinations available to our customers and we make a huge step forward on the important Spanish market.”