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 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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