Brussels Airlines launches daily service to New York JFK

Starting 1st June 2012, Brussels Airlines will connect the European capital daily with New York JFK. This new service will be operated with completely renewed Airbus A330 aircraft equipped with the latest in-flight technology and comfort. It is the airline’s first own connection to the States since Brussels Airlines started in 2002. The sale of tickets for this new Brussels – New York JFK route is launched today.


June 1st, 2012 is set to be a historical day in the history of Brussels Airlines. With the launch on that day of a new scheduled service between Brussels Airport and New York, Brussels Airlines will be bringing Belgian aviation back to the United States after a break of ten years.
Brussels Airlines will run a daily morning service to New York (JFK) and an overnight service between New York and Brussels. All flights will be operated with Airbus A330-300 or A330-200 aircraft. The planes will be equipped with a a brand new business and economy class cabin (flat bed in business, ergonomic seats in economy, in-flight entertainment system of the last generation and more) to guarantee comfortable travel. More details about this new cabin will be announced soon. Brussels Airlines is also introducing today a launch fare of €399, all taxes and service fees included.
“We are especially pleased that we will be able to serve New York, the main long-haul destination for the Belgian travel market, ourselves from next spring”, says Brussels Airlines CO CEO Bernard Gustin. “Not only are we investing in our own air connection to the States, but thanks to a completely new cabin we are also offering our passengers a state of the art product.”
The flight departs Brussels Airport in the morning and arrives in the United States in the early afternoon, local time. Departure from JFK is scheduled for the late afternoon with arrival in Brussels the following morning. This scheduling enables the New York flight to fit in smoothly with Brussels Airlines’ European and African flights, so that, allowing for a brief transfer in Brussels Airport, dozens of destinations in Europe and Africa connect perfectly with the transatlantic route. In New York JFK, Brussels Airlines will be operating from Terminal 1. In Brussels Airport, the plane departs from the Brussels Airlines exclusive long-haul terminal (“T zone”).
schedule in local time:
Brussels - New York 10:20 12:35
New York - Brussels 17:15 06:25
During the flight, passengers can enjoy the typical Belgian hospitality of the Brussels Airlines crew and superb gastronomic cuisine.
Passengers flying with Brussels Airlines to New York can earn and redeem Miles & More frequent flyer miles. The ticket sale of this new route starts as of today via the internet and the travel agents. Brussels Airlines is happy to cooperate with companies, tour operators, incentive and congress travel organizers.


Corporate Communications Department

Brussels Airlines

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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 90 destinations, 18 of which are in Sub Saharan Africa. The company employs more than 3,400 people and operates 44 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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