With Belgium Stop Over, Brussels Airlines wants to stimulate Belgian tourism

After the success of the Hi Belgium Pass, Brussels Airlines launches a new travel option for connecting passengers to visit different Belgian cities during their layover in Brussels, to get even more out of their trip. Belgium Stop Over allows for a visit to Belgium of one to five days, including free access to several museums and sites in two Belgian cities of choice. With this product, Brussels Airlines wants to stimulate the tourism in Belgium and be an ambassador for its country.

As of today, Brussels Airlines guests travelling from the US, Canada, Israel or India to Africa, Europe, the US, Israel, Canada or India can choose to add a short vacation in Belgium to their trip without additional cost. With Belgium Stop Over, travelers can make the most of their connection in Brussels, by visiting two Belgian cities of their choice. Thanks to partnerships with VISITFLANDERS, Visit Brussels and Wallonie Belgique Tourisme and 14 Belgian cities, Brussels Airlines is able to offer free access to a wealth of tourist activities and museums in Brussels, Antwerp, Charleroi, Eupen, Ghent, Leuven, Liège, Louvain-la-Neuve, Mechelen, Mons, Namur, Tournai and Ypres. Belgium Stop Over travellers have the choice to stay in Belgium for just one day or up to five days.

On the one hand, Brussels Airport is an ideal airport for connecting passengers, offering smooth connections between North America, Europe and Africa while on the other hand Belgium is a fantastic tourist destination that many people outside Europe know very few about. On top, the country’s small size allows for multiple city visits in one trip. Belgium Stop Over passengers have a wide choice of cities they can visit. From the tiniest city in Europe – Durbuy – to the capital of fashion Antwerp, they are all within maximum two hours distance by train from Brussels Airport.

Belgium has much more to offer than many people know: the seaside and its nice beaches, the Ardennes and its beautiful woods for hiking, the many cultural sites and historical cities. It is the country of beer and chocolate, but also offers many cultural highlights, exquisite gastronomy and has the best fries in the world. Congolese rhythms and Belgian dance music, medieval art and revolutionary architecture make Belgium truly unique. And all this is located less than an hour’s travel from each other, creating the ideal location for a pit stop of a few days.

By giving its guests the opportunity to discover Belgium, Brussels Airlines once again emphasizes its role as an ambassador for its country. In April last year, the airline already launched the Hi Belgium Pass, which offers visits to Belgian cities for European visitors.

For more information, please go to brusselsairlines.com/BelgiumStopOver.


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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 90 destinations, 18 of which are in Sub Saharan Africa. The company employs more than 3,400 people and operates 44 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 

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Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 10,000 daily flights to almost 1,200 airports in 184 countries.

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