Six months of Rackham. An overview in numbers.

Six months of Rackham. An overview in numbers.


Six months after the official unveiling, Brussels Airlines’ Tintin aircraft can look back on great adventures. Rackham has welcomed over 85,000 travellers and has flown 2.5 times the distance to the moon on his trips to over 40 different countries. Rackham is the favorite subject of many plane spotters and is wildly popular on Instagram, including among Brussels Airlines’ own flight crew. New pictures of the shark shaped plane appear on Instagram and Twitter every day. A project coordinated closely between the cartoonists of Moulinsart and Brussels Airlines, Rackham was created by the airline to translate the company’s (Belgian) values and to help accomplish their mission statement, which is to make travel a pleasure again.

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Brussels Airlines is Belgium's national airline, connecting the capital of Europe to more than 100 destinations, whereof 23 in Africa, the continent Brussels Airlines considers its second home. Besides Africa, Brussels Airlines offers more than 90 destinations in Europe, 3 in North America and Tel Aviv. The company has over 4,000 employees and 48 aircraft operating some 250 flights daily, flying more than 9 million passengers a year to, via and from Brussels Airport. Thanks to its no compromise positioning, Brussels Airlines combines competitive 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 an ambassador of its country, bringing the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world.

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 part of Eurowings and member of Star Alliance. The company was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

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