The project is the most important investment in the 16-year history of the carrier and the first time that the airline will operate long-haul aircraft that are owned and not leased.
Between 2018 and 2019, Brussels Airlines will welcome seven Airbus A330-300 aircraft, to replace seven older A330-200 and A330-300 aircraft that are nearing the end of their leasing period.
Lufthansa has confirmed it will exercise the call option for the outstanding 55 per cent of the shares it does not own in Brussels Airlines. The call option will come into effect by the end of December, with the closing of the transaction will expected at the beginning of January 2017.
Brussels Airlines is adding a new route between Belgium and Mumbai, India which will commence from March next year. The Belgian carrier confirmed that it would begin a five times weekly Brussels-Mumbai service which will be served by an Airbus A330 aircraft configured with Economy, Economy Privilege and Business class cabins.
bmi regional has added seven new routes to its network thanks to an agreement extending the carrier’s codeshare partnership with Brussels Airlines. Routes from the Great Britain, Northern Ireland and France will go on sale via bmi regional’s website and call centre from today.
The executive board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG informed the company’s supervisory board at its meeting yesterday that Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines have agreed to extend – by an additional three months – the deadline for Lufthansa to decide on the call option to fully acquire Brussels Airlines’ parent company SN Airholding. Under their existing agreement, Lufthansa was required to take this decision, through which it could acquire the remaining 55 per cent of SN Airholding by the beginning of June.
Brussels Airlines and Moulinsart have unveiled something never seen before: an Airbus A320 with a livery inspired by the Belgian cartoon character Tintin. Both Belgian companies have worked several months on this unique project, based on the original drawings by the hand of Hergé. In the presence of the plane spotters and VIP guests, Brussels Airlines and Moulinsart have presented the aircraft livery they have secretly been working on for several months.
Starting 30 March, Brussels Airlines adds Newcastle to its extensive European network thanks to a codeshare partnership with bmi regional, the UK’s most punctual scheduled airline.
Brussels Airlines expandsIn the course of this year Brussels Airlines is improving its African flight offer with frequency increases to several destinations. Dakar will be offered daily instead of 4 times per week during the summer season. Also for Freetown, Cotonou and Conakry the flight offer will be extended. Thanks to partner airline Korongo Airlines, smooth connections are also possible between Lubumbashi and Mbuji-Mayi.
Etihad Airways continues to build its presence in Europe with the expansion of its codeshare agreement with Belgian carrier Brussels Airlines, which will now include Brussels Airlines services to three regional French cities – Lyon, Marseille and Toulouse.
Etihad Airways has continued to build its presence in Europe with the expansion of its codeshare agreement with Belgian carrier Brussels Airlines, which will now include Brussels Airlines services to three regional French cities – Lyon, Marseille and Toulouse.