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 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 3,200 people and operates 40 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. In 2023, Brussels Airlines welcomes three state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo allowing the airline to significantly lower its CO2- and noise-emissions on its medium-haul network. Next to that, the airline aims to operate its first flight using Sustainable Aviation fuel (SAF) by 2023.

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 honor 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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