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.

Smooth connections

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.

Star Alliance

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.”

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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 more than 3,300 people and operates 43 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. The airline was the first to transport Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) through the CEPS-pipeline connecting Brussels Airport early 2023. By end 2024, Brussels Airlines will have welcomed five state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo allowing the airline to significantly lower its CO2- and noise-emissions on its medium-haul network.

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

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About Star Alliance

The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance, based on a customer value proposition of global reach, worldwide recognition and seamless service. Since inception, it has offered the largest and most comprehensive airline network, with a focus on improving customer experience across the Alliance journey.

Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 10,000 daily flights to almost 1,200 airports in 184 countries.

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