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.
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!