Brussels Airlines flies The Broken Circle Breakdown crew to USA for the Oscars

This morning, The Broken Circle Breakdown crew flew out from Brussels Airport. They were on board Brussels Airlines flight to New York where they will start their promotional tour for the Oscars.

Actress Veerle Baetens, director Felix van Groeningen and producer Dirk Impens flew to New York with Brussels Airlines. It is the starting point of their US promotional movie campaign which has been recently nominated for an Oscar in the category Best Foreign Language Film. The Broken Circle Breakdown has been highly praised by the LA Times and has a good chance to win the coveted statuette on March 2 and bring it to Belgium. The main actor of the movie, Johan Heldenbergh, was also on board Brussels Airlines flight this morning.

“As a Belgian company, we are obviously very proud to fly the crew of this wonderful film to New York. We wish them much success in the promotion of their movie. I am sure they will be all the rage!” says Lars Redeligx, Chief Commercial Officer of Brussels Airlines.

“It is amazing how Belgium sympathized with us since our nomination. We almost feel like the Red Devils” rejoices Dirk Impens, producer of The Broken Circle Breakdown. I think it's fantastic that Brussels Airlines contacted us to take us to the United States. “In my 25-year career I have never seen a company approaching me so spontaneously”. To celebrate the partnership with Brussels Airlines, The Broken Circle Breakdown will be offered to the passengers on the inflight entertainment system of its long-haul flights to the USA and Africa.

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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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