Edinburgh, Basel and New York new additions to the Brussels Airlines winter schedule

This winter season, starting at the end of October, Brussels Airlines launches a new scheduled service to Edinburgh (Scotland). Basel-Mulhouse and the successful New York route that was launched this summer are also new additions to this winter schedule. 

During the winter season, from October 28 to March 31, Brussels Airlines connects its hub in Brussels with about 60 destinations. This offer is complemented by dozens of other destinations, served daily by codeshare partners.

Big newcomer to the winter timetable 2012/2013 is Edinburgh. The Scottish capital will be served 6 times per week starting October 28. The launch price of €99, taxes included, is very attractive for those who want to discover the rich history and culture of Edinburgh and the north of Great Britain.
The airport Basel-Mulhouse, located on the border between France, Switzerland and Germany, also appears for the first time in the winter schedule and is operated eleven times per week by Brussels Airlines.

 

New York, Africa and Asia

It goes without saying that Brussels Airlines’ new scheduled service to New York, which was successfully launched in June, is also included in the intercontinental flight offer for this winter. Brussels Airlines serves the destination daily with Airbus A330, equipped with the newest in-flight comfort. It is expected that Brussels Airlines’ first transatlantic destination will again attract many city trippers this winter.

On the African continent Brussels Airlines will increase its flight frequency to Kigali (Rwanda) subject to government approval. The East African destination will be served 4 times instead of 3 times a week starting end of October.  The previously announced launch of a scheduled service to Mombasa (Kenya) has been cancelled because of administrative reasons.

 

Thanks to collaboration with partner Korongo Airlines, Brussels Airlines can now offer a smooth connection to Lubumbashi (Katanga region). The second largest Congolese city can be reached with a domestic Korongo Airlines flight that connects perfectly with Brussels Airlines’ Brussels-Kinshasa flight on Mondays and Fridays.

There’s also good news for those planning a beach holiday in Gambia. Belgian citizens don’t require anymore an international passport to enter the country. Brussels Airlines flies 4 times weekly to the Gambian capital Banjul this winter.

Thanks to a codeshare agreement with Star Alliance partner Thai Airways, Brussels is also directly connected to Bangkok several times a week.

 

Ski and sun

Those looking to fly to their winter holiday destination, have the choice out of the daily services to Turin, Geneva, Milan, Lyon or Toulouse which are conveniently located to access Europe’s most popular ski stations.

Or to those who prefer the mild European winter sun, Brussels Airlines offers daily flights to South European city trip destinations like Malaga, Barcelona, Rome, Lisbon, Venice, Marseille and Nice. Compared to last winter season Brussels Airlines increases its flight frequencies to Marseille and Nice. Some typical summer holiday destinations are not served during winter but they will return to the schedule next spring.

 

Product

Brussels Airlines continues to invest in the quality of the service on board. The refitting of the cabins of the long haul fleet is on-going and all 7 Airbus A330 aircraft will be fitted with the new product before the end of the winter season. The new long haul product features full flat beds in Business Class, ergonomic seating in Economy Class and the latest in in-flight entertainment technology.

The European fleet harmonisation also continues. Boeing 737 and the regional aircraft type AVRO RJ 85 disappear from the fleet at the start of the winter season. The European network is from then on operated by Airbus A319, Airbus A320, AVRO RJ100 and Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft.

The complete winter schedule will be available on brusselsairlines.com as of the start of winter season.

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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.

More information on brusselsairlines.com 


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.

More information on staralliance.com

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