Brussels Airlines

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Brussels Airlines
Brussels Airlines logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
SN[1] BEL BEELINE
Founded7 November 2006
Commenced operations25 March 2007
HubsBrussels Airport
Frequent-flyer program
AllianceStar Alliance
Fleet size58
Destinations120
Company sloganWe go the extra smile.
Parent companyLufthansa Group
HeadquartersDiegem, Machelen, Belgium
Key people
  • Christina Foerster, CEO
  • Dieter Vranckx, CFO
Websitebrusselsairlines.com

Brussels Airlines is the main Belgian airline. It flies from Brussels Airport to destinations in Europe, Africa and North America.

History[change | change source]

Brussels Airlines was created as the result of the merger of SN Brussels Airlines and Virgin Express in March 2006. SN Brussels Airlines had been created from Sabena, the former Belgian flag carrier, that had ceased operations on 7 November 2001. SN Brussels Airlines started its operations only five months later. Virgin Express was a low-cost airline, owned by the Virgin Group. In 2004, SN Airholding took over Virgin Express, and in 2006 it was announced that both companies would merge and fly under the Brussels Airlines brand. In 2008, the Lufthansa group bought 45% of Brussels Airlines' shares, and Brussels Airlines joined the Star Alliance.[3]

Fleet[change | change source]

Brussels Airlines has the following aircraft in its fleet:[4]

Aircraft Number Seats Destinations
Airbus A319 9 132 Europe and Middle East
Airbus A320 2 168 Europe and Middle East
Airbus A330 5 284 Africa and North America
AVRO RJ 85 10 82 Europe
AVRO RJ 100 12 97 Europe
Boeing 737-300/400 8 142/164 Europe

Gallery[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". iata.org. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  2. "About LOOP - Brussels Airlines". brusselsairlines.com. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  3. Brusselsairlines.com "Company history"
  4. Brusselsairlines.com Fleet

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