Brussels Airlines wants to thank corona heroes

Brussels Airlines wants to thank corona heroes

In tough times, tough people rise and transcend. The past year, so many people rolled up their sleeves and went above and beyond to help others. Now Brussels Airlines thinks it is time to thank those everyday heroes, as heroes deserve a vacation too. Therefore, Brussels Airlines calls on everyone to share the story of their own hero. The Belgian airline will then thank 250 of those big and little heroes with a voucher worth €250 for a flight of their choice. Brussels Airlines got inspired for the campaign by its own staff, after many of the company's employees began volunteering during their temporary technical unemployment.

On its social media channels, Brussels Airlines puts two of its own corona heroes in the spotlight: Dominique Jacobs, a volunteer in a residential care center and with Nicola Bové, who is committed to neglected animals. The coronavirus pandemic caused a historically low market demand for air travel last year, resulting in temporary technical unemployment for staff. Soon, the company noticed a great drive among its staff to roll up their sleeves elsewhere, ranging from crisis volunteer at the Belgian Red Cross, steward at a vaccination or testing center, to teaching online language classes to children and adults at home and abroad.

With vaccination programs underway in many countries and demand for travel slowly starting to pick up for summer offering perspectives for the travel sector, Brussels Airlines wants to thank 250 corona heroes with this symbolic action, giving them a voucher worth €250 for a flight of their choice, on a date of your choice. The airline is looking for positive stories from the past year. Whether it is someone who made a difference in the framework of a profession, someone who spent time volunteering or a friendly neighbor who helped with the grocery shopping; all stories are welcome and everyone can nominate a corona hero via regardless of the function or heroic deed of the person.

As it is currently not easy for many people to plan a trip, Brussels Airlines continues to focus on its great flexibility. The voucher can be used until 31 December 2021. Tickets booked until 31 May can be rebooked free of charge for a later date and/or another destination. Participation in the contest is possible until May 3, 2021, winners will be contacted at the end of May.



About Brussels Airlines

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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