Brussels Airlines welcomes new Chicago service of future partner United Airlines

Brussels Airlines future partner United Airlines announced some hours ago the launch of a new transatlantic Chicago O’Hare – Brussels service next spring. Thanks to this new route Brussels Airlines and United Airlines will be able to offer their customers convenient connections between dozens of important city pairs.

United Airlines will inaugurate a new daily service between Chicago O’Hare and Brussels Airport on March 28. By doing so, United Airlines will connect one of their major hubs in the US with the home base of Brussels Airlines. Both airlines will work together after Brussels Airlines joins the Star Alliance, of which United is a founding member.

This new Chicago service is not only excellent news for customers who want to travel between the European Capital and Chicago. Thanks to the convenient timing, dozens of onward connections to domestic destinations in the US, cities in Europe and Africa are possible.

“We welcome the decision of United Airlines to launch this new transatlantic service to Chicago”, says Brussels Airlines co-Managing Director Bernard Gustin. “We are very much looking forward to our partnership with United Airlines who operates from Brussels already a daily flight to Washington Dulles. More news about our cooperation will follow soon. This excellent news is another example of the many benefits we will be able to offer ourpassengers once we will join the Star Alliance in December.”

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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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