Brussels Airlines ready for the start of busy summer period: 10,000 more passengers next weekend

Brussels Airlines ready for the start of busy summer period: 10,000 more passengers next weekend

Brussels Airlines gets ready for the grand passenger exit during July and August. Next weekend, the first peak period of the summer holiday, approximately 90,000 passengers will get on board on a Brussels Airlines flight. That is over 10,000 more compared to last year. There will be extra airport staff to provide all passengers a smooth experience and families with children will have a warm welcome by the Smurfs. 

Brussels Airlines looks forward to a busy start of the summer period. No less than 90,000 passengers choose for a Brussels Airlines flight during the weekend from the 30th of June to the 2nd of July. That is over 10,000 more compared to last year.

The ‘classic’ sunny destinations are highly demanded. Spain, Portugal, Greece and Italy are doing exceptionally well. Brussels Airlines anticipated to the growth of these countries with extra flight frequencies this summer including Faro, Lisbon, Porto, Alicante, Ibiza, Palma, Athens and Naples. The cities Nice, Barcelona and Berlin are very popular as well. On long-haul most passengers head towards New York and Toronto. The decision of the Canadian government to make all visits to the National Parks free of charge this year clearly attracts a lot of tourists towards Toronto/Canada.

During the two Tomorrowland weekends at the end of July, Brussels Airlines brings party people from all around the world to Tomorrowland for the sixth time now. This year, more than 10,000 passengers come to the festival with the airline. The festival vibe during the summer will be palpable at Brussels Airport as well. 

Useful tips

Brussels Airlines adds extra staff at the airport to ensure that the departures run smoothly. The airline gives its guests some useful tips so they can start their vacation worry-free. To avoid long queues at the airport, passengers can check-in online 24 hours before their flight and freely choose a seat. The boarding pass can be brought to the airport digitally or printed. By reserving a parking space in advance, travelers gain a lot of time. Passengers who travel with children need to remember to bring their Kids ID. Finally, Brussels Airlines advises to put valuable items, keys and medication in the hand luggage. 

b.family & the Smurfs

Brussels Airlines is extra attentive to families traveling with children during the holiday period. With b.family, the airline offers several free services that make traveling with a family even more comfortable. This way families get a discount on their tickets, they can bring extra hand luggage, they have boarding priority and guaranteed seats together.  During the summer, Brussels Airport provides a special family lane at the hand luggage screening.

During the first weekend of the summer holiday, b.family members can expect a warm welcome by the Smurfs, one of the loyal partners of Brussels Airlines. The famous cartoon characters stop by at the Smurf-themed check-in counters at the airport Friday evening and Saturday morning. There will be a Smurf sketch artist as well. On board children receive a Smurfbox with games and coloring books. The graphic studio IMPS created some new Smurfs especially for Brussels Airlines. This way, children can color a Brussels Airlines captain Smurf or a cabin crew Smurfette! 

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Brussels Airlines is Belgium's national airline, connecting the capital of Europe to more than 70 destinations, whereof 15 in Africa, the continent that Brussels Airlines carries closes to its heart. Moreover, Brussels Airlines offers 60 destinations in Europe, 2 in North America and Tel Aviv. The company employs 3,100 employees and operates 38 aircraft.

In view of the global coronavirus pandemic, Brussels Airlines has committed itself to the strictest health safety measures in aviation worldwide, following the recommendations of EASA (European Air Safety Agency). Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Belgian airline operates an adapted flight schedule that is based on market demand and that takes into account the travel restrictions of the different authorities.

Thanks to its no-compromise positioning, Brussels Airlines combines competitive all-flexible fares with  the highest service quality. With yearly changing Belgian Star Chefs, its wide offer of Belgian food and drinks and the five Belgian Icons, Brussels Airlines is acting as a real ambassador of its country, bringing the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world.

Creating over 40.000 direct and indirect jobs, Brussels Airlines plays an important role in the Belgian economy and is part of Belgium's second largest economic engine: its hub at Brussels Airport. In 2019, the airline transported over 10 million passengers to, from and via Brussels Airport.

Brussels Airlines offers cargo capacity on all its flights, commercialized by Lufthansa Cargo. The airline also handles the daily maintenance of its aircraft fleet.

Brussels Airlines is one of the four Lufthansa Group network airlines (Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss) and member of Star Alliance. The company was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

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