Brussels Airlines welcomes 60,326 passengers this weekend

This weekend, the first weekend of the big holiday exodus, Brussels Airlines welcomes 60,326 aboard its 621 scheduled flights. Most popular destinations are Barcelona, Rome, Geneva, Malaga, Nice, Venice, Berlin and New York. In addition, Brussels Airlines also operates some 46 holiday charter flights for tour operators today, tomorrow and Sunday.

Brussels Airlines is ready for a very busy weekend. More than 60,000 passengers have booked a ticket for flights this Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Many of them fly to a sunny Mediterranean destination. The flights to Malaga, Nice, Barcelona, Venice, Florence, Naples, Catania, Palermo, Bari, Athens, Faro and Malta will all depart with a nearly 100 percent occupancy. Brussels Airlines’ decision to offer more flights to holiday destinations during summer is clearly paying off.

New York and Washington D.C., Brussels Airlines’ gateways to the U.S. are also very popular destinations. In terms of passenger volumes Nice, Barcelona, Rome, Geneva and Berlin are the most popular cities.

Besides the busy scheduled program, the airline also operates numerous holiday flights on behalf of Belgian and foreign tour operators. These 46 charter flights set sail to Morocco, Corsica, the Balearic islands, Italy, Turkey and Greece, among others.

Brussels Airlines has spent the last few days preparing to ensure smooth operations during this first holiday weekend of the summer. The airport service teams have been reinforced to accommodate the high amount of passengers. Passengers themselves can do their bit by getting to the airport well in time for their flight and by checking in online or via their smartphone. This will avoid them to wait in the queues at the airport.

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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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