Brussels Airlines will carry out flights for tour operator TUI as from Christmas

Brussels Airlines will carry out flights for tour operator TUI as from Christmas

In order to meet market demand, tour operator TUI regularly uses other airlines to increase TUI fly's flight capacity. Next year TUI will cooperate with the Belgian national airline Brussels Airlines. An Airbus A320 with 180 seats will reinforce the existing capacity. The flights operated by Brussels Airlines will initially fly to Mediterranean destinations. 

The agreement will enter into force at the end of this year and the first flights will be operated during the Christmas holidays. In the period from December to October, the flights operated by Brussels Airlines are only scheduled for the weekend. During the months of July and August, Brussels Airlines will operate 2 flights every day for TUI fly. The crew will consist of Brussels Airlines pilots and a mixed cabin crew of both Brussels Airlines and TUI fly.

Initially, 14 destinations will be served by Brussels Airlines: six in Spain, three in Greece, two in Turkey and one in Morocco, Egypt and Bulgaria. Other destinations could be added to the portfolio afterwards.

Erik Follet, Director Aviation Planning Benelux at TUI fly: "We are very pleased about this cooperation with the colleagues of Brussels Airlines and we welcome this important partnership for the Belgian travel industry. These extra flights will allow us to offer our passengers even more choice and flexibility."
David Lyssens, Head of Network and Partner Management at Brussels Airlines: "We are very pleased with this partnership with TUI. This brings together two major players in the Belgian travel industry to create a quality travel experience for holidaymakers."
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 3,200 people and operates 40 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. In 2023, Brussels Airlines welcomes three state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo allowing the airline to significantly lower its CO2- and noise-emissions on its medium-haul network. Next to that, the airline aims to operate its first flight using Sustainable Aviation fuel (SAF) by 2023.

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 honor a Belgian iconic person, team or event to promote Belgian culture worldwide.

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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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