Brussels Airlines reinforces its European leisure offer

In the summer season of 2014, which runs from March 30 until October 26, Brussels Airlines adds new leisure destinations to its European network. The schedule of several existing destinations is being optimized to improve the connectivity within the Brussels Airlines network and the flight frequency to Tel Aviv will be increased.

March 30, 2014 marks the start of a new summer season in the aviation industry and brings along several novelties in the Brussels Airlines network. The Belgian airline adds new European leisure destinations. Holiday makers will be offered four weekly flights to three destinations on the popular French island Corsica, i.e. Bastia, Ajaccio and Figari. Just like last year, popular seasonal destinations will be reintroduced into the schedule for summer season, i.e. Catania and Palermo on the island of Sicily, Naples, Florence, Faro, Porto, Marrakech and Agadir.
Alicante, which will be served by Brussels Airlines 3 times per week starting October 26, 2013, will be continued throughout the summer of 2014.

Brussels Airlines returns to the Greek market after a year of absence: Athens will be reintroduced in the schedule next summer with 3 flights per week between Brussels Airport and the Greek capital.

For some existing destinations the flight times will be adapted to ensure better connections within the network. The biggest change is on the Budapest route: the last flight of the day to Budapest will depart from Brussels at a later time (20:50) and the first flight from Budapest to Brussels will land earlier in Brussels (8:40) to allow convenient one-day round-trips and connections to the European and intercontinental network of Brussels Airlines.

Tel Aviv, which is served by the airline on a daily basis and twice a day on Sundays, will get 3 extra frequencies per week. Starting end of March a morning flight will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays to create better connection possibilities.

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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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