Washington and Edinburgh: new additions to Brussels Airlines’ summer flight schedule
This weekend doesn’t only mark the change to daylight savings time, but also the start of the summer season in the aviation industry. The Brussels Airlines flight offer welcomes new destinations and returning summer destinations.
Brussels Airlines connects Brussels Airport to 46 European destinations this summer season. On a weekly basis the short and mid-haul fleet will operate 680 flights per week.
A new addition to the summer schedule is Edinburgh. The scheduled service to the Scottish capital was launched this winter and is now being expanded with an extra frequency. In total 12 weekly flights are planned for the summer.
The airline also invests heavily in its popular Italy offer. After an interruption of 2 years, Palermo is again added to the summer timetable, with 2 weekly direct flights. Catania will be flown three times weekly from now on. The flight frequency to Linate, Milan’s city airport, is being increased with an extra evening and morning flight. In total 18 flights will be operated between Linate and Brussels this summer season. There’s also good news for those looking to fly to Venice. With three extra flight frequencies, the city will be served 17 times per week. Extra flights to Naples are also scheduled this summer and Florence and Lamezia Terme are back on the network after the winter break.
The flight offer to other summer vacation destinations will also increase. Passengers travelling to the Costa del Sol or Andalusia can choose from 17 instead of 14 flights per week to Malaga. Faro, the entry port to the popular Algarve region, will be served 5 times per week instead of 4. The number of flights to the Hungarian capital Budapest will be slightly increased.
Warsaw and Krakow have disappeared from the summer timetable compared to last summer season.
In the mid haul offer, the weekly flights to Tel Aviv will be increased during the peak period of the summer season.
Long haul network
Brussels Airlines’ entire long haul fleet is now equipped with the new Business Class (flat-beds, latest generation in in-flight entertainment) and Economy Class cabins (new ergonomic seating with plenty of legroom, latest generation of in-flight entertainment), so all passengers can now enjoy the impressive comfort upgrade that the airline invested in last year and that has been awarded several times already. The long haul fleet will be expanded with an additional Airbus A330, bringing the total at 8 long haul aircraft.
Brussels Airlines also adds an important new destination to its intercontinental network, Washington Dulles. Starting June 18, he American capital will be served 5 times per week, directly from Brussels Airport. Washington is the second US destination for the airline, after the launch of New York JFK last year. With its White House, the Pentagon and several museums and magnificent parks, Washington is a perfect city trip destination.
The flight schedule of the Washington service (late afternoon departure from Brussels, late night departure from Washington) is perfect for those who want to spend the entire day in Brussels or Washington. It also allows smooth connection to other international destinations, both via Brussels or Washington.
On the African continent, Brussels Airlines also reinforces its flight offer, thanks to extra flight frequencies. Both Yaoundé and Douala, in Cameroun, will be served daily during the peak months in summer season. The frequency to Freetown (Sierra Leone) will be increased from 2 to 4 times weekly and Conakry (Guinea) will be served 3 times a week. Dakar will be served daily.
More than ever Brussels Airlines is active on the holiday market. Tens of thousands of Belgian, French and Swiss holiday passengers will be flown to Mediterranean destinations by the airline. These holiday flights are operated by Brussels Airlines on behalf of Belgian and foreign travel organisations.