Brussels Airlines launches Washington service today

Today Brussels Airlines launches a new direct service between Washington Dulles and the European Capital. Belgium’s leading airline will connect Brussels five times a week with Washington, offering plenty of onward connections to destinations in the US, Europe and Africa.

Today, after an interruption of 12 years, Belgian aviation returns to the US Capital. From the 18th June onwards, Star Alliance member Brussels Airlines flight SN 515 / 516 will operate five days a week and connect Washington Dulles directly with Brussels Airport in the heart of Europe. Brussels Airlines offers a late afternoon service to Washington and late evening flight to Europe. On board the Airbus A330 aircraft passengers can enjoy Brussels Airlines new award winning Business- and Economy Class cabins. The service offer includes flat beds in Business Class, ergonomic seats in Economy Class, the latest generation of in-flight entertainment and gourmet cuisine. Brussels Airlines is member of the Lufthansa Group and offers its clients the possibility to earn or redeem Miles & More frequent flyer miles.

Onward connections

Passengers can not only travel to Brussels or Washington, thanks to the excellent timing of the flight with a late evening departure from Washington numerous onward connection possibilities are available at Brussels Airport to major European cities like Berlin, Copenhagen, Madrid, Milan, Hamburg, Oslo, Nice and Toulouse or to African destinations like Abidjan, Cotonou, Yaoundé, Douala and Lomé, among others.

“We are pleased to have Brussels Airlines join our robust network of domestic and international service at Dulles,” said Jack Potter, President and CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. “Passengers arriving in Washington will find a welcoming gateway to our nation’s capital and all of its great attractions for visitors. Also, passengers flying to the heart of Europe and beyond will benefit from the convenience of this new airline service.”



 “With this new flight we do not only launch a comfortable evening service to and from Washington, we also link our entire Brussels Airlines network with Washington and with the impressive network of our Star Alliance partners”, says Brussels Airlines CEO Bernard Gustin. “On the first flight we welcome for example passengers originating from Los Angeles, Denver, Mississippi, Chicago, San Francisco, Oslo, Abidjan and Douala. We are very satisfied with the initial bookings.  Passengers clearly appreciate our schedule and our product. This new service, inaugurated just one year after the successful launch of our first transatlantic route Brussels-New York JFK, fits perfectly in the Brussels Airlines long haul development strategy that includes, next to our network growth in Africa, the creation of an attractive flight offer between the European Capital and the US.”


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(flight time: 8 hours and 45 minutes)

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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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