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Facts & Figures

  • Number of aircraft: 51
  • Number of employees: 3,000
  • Passengers per year: 5.50 million
  • Sales Revenue (in US$): 1.49 billion
  • Number of scheduled destinations: 69
  • Daily departures: 206
  • Date of entry: December 2009
  • Frequent flyer programme: Miles & More
  • Hubs: Brussels
  • Aircraft types: Boeing 737-300, Boeing 737-400, Airbus A319, Airbus A330-300, Avro 80, Avro 100
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Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines is the leading Belgian airline, flying out of the capital of Europe. With flights to some 50 European destinations as well as 14 African destinations, the airline offers an excellent network for travel to, from and via Brussels.

Europe - Economy fares for business travellers

As well as a dedicated Business Class, Brussels Airlines offers an economy class on its European network that’s designed to give business travellers all the flexibility they need, but at economy fares. B.flex economy+ is a fully flexible fare, which includes flight changes, refunds and fast-lane access - ideal for passengers who want to save time and need comfort and flexibility but at economy prices. The airline also offers a b.light economy leisure fare, starting at €99 return all-in.

The Africa specialist

Brussels Airlines operates some 46 conveniently scheduled flights to Africa weekly, connecting 14 business and leisure destinations to and via Brussels, as well as offering a further 6 destinations via Frankfurt with partner Lufthansa. Current destinations include Nairobi, Kenya, Entebbe, Dakar, Freetown and Abidjan, as well as Capetown and Accra. Network expansion in 2010 will add further African destinations, placing Brussels Airlines as the key player connecting Africa to the world.

Miles & More

Miles & More is Europe’s leading airline loyalty programme, offering Brussels Airlines passengers direct access to a fantastic range of benefits and advantages when flying throughout the world. With direct access to a huge range of Miles & More 7 airline and numerous ground partners, Brussels Airlines’ frequent flyers can now earn miles faster than with any other programme.

Awards and recognition

Brussels Airlines’ consistent drive for excellence has been reflected in the awards it has won over the years. Recently winner for the 8th year in a row of the Belgian Travel Industry’s Short-Haul airline of the year, Brussels Airlines has also won the Long-Haul Airline of the year on numerous occasions. The airline is consistently in the top 5 in terms of European punctuality ratings, and has one of the highest baggage retention scores amongst airlines worldwide. The Brussels Airlines website received the Best Usability award in 2009, and the company was appointed a Royal Warrant as supplier to the Court of King Albert II.

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