Brussels Airlines operates 2.486 additional flights this summer season

Brussels Airlines operates 2.486 additional flights this summer season

Brussels Airlines offers 11 new destinations this summer season, which, in aviation, starts on 30 March and runs until end of October. In total the airline will expand its offer with 2.486 extra scheduled flights.

Brussels Airlines prepares itself for a busy summer season. Its fleet will be expanded and additional cabin crew members have been recruited and trained over the past few weeks to realize the summer season expansion plans. Compared to last year Brussels Airlines will operate 2,486 additional flights this summer, good for a total of 400,000 additional seats.

European network

11 new destinations make their debut in this year’s summer schedule: Ajaccio, Athens, Bari, Bastia, Cagliari, Figari, Krakow, Malta, Montpellier, Seville and Warsaw. Several existing routes will have additional flight frequencies, including Catania, Faro, Florence, Lisbon, Madrid, Malaga, Marseille, Palermo, Marrakech and Stockholm Bromma. Like last year, Brussels Airlines also reopens Porto as a summer route. The city bears this year’s title of “Europe’s Best Destination”.

The short- and medium haul network consists of a total of 58 destinations this summer and is further complemented by codeshare destinations operated by partner airlines.

“Next to our well-established offer for the business traveler, we wanted to also increase the attractiveness of our leisure network. With this network expansion, we offer more than ever an excellent range of holiday destinations”,

-- Frédéric Dechamps, Vice President Sales Benelux, Europe and America.

Long-haul network

This summer, the Brussels Airlines long-haul network is also further optimized with additional flight frequencies. An additional flight is scheduled to Luanda (Angola) and Bujumbura (Burundi). This brings the number of weekly flights to these destinations to three instead of two. An additional (fifth) weekly flight is scheduled to operate to Nairobi (Kenya). The intercontinental network includes a total of 2 destinations to the United States and 19 destinations to Africa.

 

Charter activity

Brussels Airlines also plans a lot of charter activity this summer. The airline will operate holiday flights to sunny Mediterranean destinations on behalf of Belgian and foreign tour operators. Their largest customers are Thomas Cook and Club Med. Brussels Airlines also offers holiday flights from French and Swiss airports. In total, 1044 holiday flights are planned for this summer season.

 

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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 85 destinations, 17 of which are in Sub Saharan Africa. The company employs 3,200 people and operates 39 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.

More information on brusselsairlines.com 

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