Brussels Airlines prepares for a busy start of the summer season

18% more passengers during first week of summer holidays

Brussels Airlines is heading for a passenger record during the first week of the summer holidays. Compared to last year, 18 percent more passengers will set sail to their favorite Brussels Airlines holiday in the first week of July, in total 265,203. That is a new record in the history of the company’s existence. All Brussels Airlines employees are in full preparation to be able to offer a smooth travel experience during this busy exodus at Brussels Airport.

This summer season Brussels Airlines has not only expanded its network with seven new holiday destinations (St Petersburg, Bordeaux, Dubrovnik, Billund, Calvi, Olbia, Lourdes), but the airline also increased its flight offer to several existing destinations (Tel Aviv, Malta, Seville and Faro).

In comparison with the first holiday week last year, 32,613 more passengers are taking a Brussels Airlines flight this year. The peak day will be 4 July, when 29,000 travelers depart on an SN flight. South European destinations, as well as New York and Washington D.C. are particularly popular.

Brussels Airlines is reinforcing its airport teams with extra staff in order to offer a smooth experience to its passengers during this peak period and provides some practical tips for a hassle-free departure:


- Check in online. This is possible as from 24h before departure and allows passengers to choose their preferred seat on the plane and print their boarding pass at home or choose a mobile boarding pass and use it on their smartphone. This way they avoid the queues at the airport and can check in their luggage at one of the automated check-in machines. Those traveling with carry-on luggage only can proceed immediately to the gate with a printed or mobile boarding pass.

- Book airport parking in advance. This is possible online here.

- People who dropping someone off at the airport, are advised to follow the yellow route at Brussels Airport. This leads to the Kiss & Fly zone. People who are picking someone up, take the green route to parkings 1 and 2, where they can now temporarily park during 30 minutes for only €1.

- Families traveling with children are advised to register online for the package, a free service package which includes automated check-in (boarding passes are automatically sent 24h before departure), airport parking discounts and the possibility to take their stroller with them up until the gate.


Brussels Airlines also advises travelers to come to the airport well in advance, since the queues at the security checkpoint might be longer than usual.


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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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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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