Red Devils take off to Bordeaux with Trident

Red Devils take off to Bordeaux with Trident

This afternoon the Belgian Red Devils took off with Brussels Airlines to Bordeaux, where the team is setting up its basecamp for the European Championships 2016.

At 16h30 the Belgian team and its delegation of 51 people in total, boarded their Devilish aircraft Trident, which will take them to Bordeaux for the European Championships. Their arrival in France is foreseen at 18h25.

Brussels Airlines also takes care of the team’s flights within France to the different host cities with one of their Avro aircraft.

For the Belgian football fans, Brussels Airlines organizes (for now) 9 special fan flights to all the matches of the Red Devils in the group phase. The #TousenFrance fan packages are a 24-hour-experience that brings fans to Lyon, Bordeaux or Nice in full Red Devils atmosphere from departure up until the arrival in France. From there a bus takes them to the stadium or the fan zone. After the game, the fan flight takes them back to Belgium the same night.

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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 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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