Brussels Airlines re-connects Brussels directly with Finland in a new partnership with Blue1

Thanks to a new partnership with Star Alliance member Blue1, Brussels Airlines will be able to offer its passengers excellent connections to Finland starting next spring. Blue 1 will operate two daily flights between the Brussels and Helsinki in codeshare with Brussels Airlines, as well as smooth onward connections to several domestic Finish destinations.

Blue1, member of Star Alliance, will start its operations between Brussels and Helsinki on 29 March 2010. Thanks to a partnership agreement, Blue1 and Brussels Airlines will jointly sell seats on two daily flights on weekdays, morning and evening, and one flight on Sundays. Flights will operated on comfortable AVRO RJ aircraft. The timetable is very convenient for both business travellers and for leisure passengers who will also appreciate the very competitive fares. Blue1 and Brussels Airlines will distribute tickets via their respective sales channels. Brussels Airlines passengers will be able to earn or spend Miles & More frequent traveller miles whenever they make use of this new flight service.

Domestic connections

By teaming up with Blue1, Brussels Airlines can offer its passengers excellent connections to other important Finish regions. As a result Brussels Airlines will put its ‘SN’ code on Blue1’s domestic connections to Kuopio, Oulu and Vaasa. Vice versa, Blue1 passengers will be able to travel via Brussels to Brussels Airlines destinations in the UK, Spain, Switzerland, France and Italy. Thanks to an excellent schedule optimisation, passengers who want to make connections on Blue1 in Helsinki or Brussels Airlines in Brussels can do so in a highly time-efficient manner.

“This partnership with Blue1 is another example of the many advantages Brussels Airlines can offer its passengers thanks to the upcoming membership of Star Alliance”, says co CEO Bernard Gustin. Brussels Airlines will join the global alliance on the 9th of December while Blue1 is already member of Star Alliance.

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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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