Brussels Airlines joins Star Alliance

At an official ceremony held in Brussels’ historic “Grande Place” today, the CEOs of the Star Alliance member airlines welcomed Brussels Airlines to the family.

Brussels Airlines is the Belgian airline offering the widest choice of flights to and from the “capital” of Europe. With a fleet of 51 aircraft the airline operates some 200 daily flights to 55 European airports and 14 African destinations.

With the addition of Brussels Airlines, customers on the Star Alliance network can now choose from more than 19,700 daily flights to reach 1,077 destinations in 175 countries. New to the network are more connections from Brussels Airport, which has now become a Star Alliance hub, as well as four destinations in Africa: Bujumbura, Burundi; Conakry, Guinea; Kigali, Rwanda; Monrovia, Liberia. In total, 11 Star Alliance member carriers now serve 81 destinations in 40 countries across Africa.

At the same time, Frequent Flyers benefits have also been enhanced, with customers from all member airlines now being able to earn and burn miles on more flights than ever before.

Brussels Airlines HON Circle and Senator Card holders are now given Star Alliance Gold status while Brussels Airlines Frequent Traveller card holders now have Star Alliance silver status. By the same token, all other Star Alliance Gold and Silver status holders will be given the appropriate benefits when travelling on Brussels Airlines. Gold status privileges include access to now 980 lounges across the network.

On the fares side, Brussels Airlines in participating in three of the alliances fare products: the Round the World fare, European Airpass and African Airpass. For the Star Alliance Round the World fare, customers can now make use of Brussels Airlines flights when creating their itinerary, especially for flights within Europe and to and from Africa.

For visitors to Europe, the extensive network from Brussels creates new possibilities to travel on the European Airpass. As for the African Airpass, Brussels Airlines provides numerous connections to Africa, from where customer can commence their travel on the African Airpass.

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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.

More information on brusselsairlines.com 


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.

More information on staralliance.com

Contact

b.house Zone General Aviation - Airport Building 26 1831 Diegem

+32 2 723 89 90

press@brusselsairlines.com

www.brusselsairlines.com