As from 30th March 2003 Virgin Express (Euronext
Brussels: VIRE; OTC Bulletin Board: VIRGY) will offer flights from Brussels to both
Bordeaux and Palma de Mallorca.
The travel industry has been requesting to the Belgian low fare carrier for some time to
operate flights between Brussels and Palma. Virgin Express aircraft will fly to Mallorca
on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays offering low fares in line with its policy
on other European destinations. As from July a daily rotation will be implemented.
The Brussels-Bordeaux route will be carried out once daily.
It will be possible to make reservations for these flights as from 24th January 2003.
All flights will be carried out using Boeings 737-300 (142 seats). If demand justifies more
capacity on these markets, Virgin Express will operate 737-400s (164 seats) or will add
extra flights during the summer months.
In 2002 Virgin Express carried more than 2.7 million passengers, thus becoming the
main carrier at Brussels Airport. The Belgian low fare carrier also offers flights from
Brussels to Athens, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Faro, Geneva, Gothenburg, Lisbon,
Madrid, Malaga, Milan, Nice, Rome and Stockholm.