Brussels Airlines launches “Pay as you fly” for contracted corporate customers

Brussels Airlines launches “Pay as you fly” for contracted corporate customers

According to several corporate surveys, the flexibility of a booking is now more than ever a key driver for the airline choice of a corporate customer. To respond to this market need, Brussels Airlines has, as home airline carrier for the Belgian market, decided to join the existing “Pay as you fly” product of Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS.

What is Pay as you fly?

The ‘Pay-as-you-fly’ product offers process benefits that go far beyond the journey itself based on the concept: “book -> fly -> pay”. As before, contracted corporate customers can make their reservation via their preferred booking channel, being their appointed travel agency or their online corporate booking engine. The flight tickets for all confirmed segments are issued 24 hours before departure. The main difference with a traditional booking is that the payment is triggered only after the guest boards the flight. As from that moment, the ticket price will be debited from the corporate company credit card. If the ‘Pay-as-you-fly’ ticket is not used, i.e. the passenger did not check in, it will be cancelled automatically. Hence, the payment card is not debited. In short, no billings are sent or payments are processed if travel plans change or get cancelled.

 

What are the main advantages?

With this product, the contracted corporate customer benefits of the highest degree of flexibility. The payment is only processed when customer has boarded the plane, so no need for filing a refund request in case the reservation changes or the customer is forced to cancel his trip. The reservation is guaranteed until time of departure, there is no advance purchase requirement and no minimum stay at the destination. On top of that, contracted corporate customers can enjoy a discount on the Lufthansa Group Airlines’ Flex fares within Europe.

“I am particularly happy that Brussels Airlines is adding “Pay as you fly” to the existing corporate product portfolio available to Belgian Corporate customers. More than ever, this product is the perfect concrete answer to the growing need for flexibility of our corporate customers “, says  Frederic Dechamps, Senior Director Sales Belgium - Lufthansa Group

 

Pay as you fly is available on all European flights of Lufthansa Group network airlines, including Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS.

About Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines is Belgium's national airline, connecting the capital of Europe to more than 70 destinations, whereof 15 in Africa, the continent that Brussels Airlines carries closes to its heart. Moreover, Brussels Airlines offers 60 destinations in Europe, 2 in North America and Tel Aviv. The company employs 3,100 employees and operates 38 aircraft.

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.

More information on brusselsairlines.com 

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