Brussels Airlines SN
Brussels Airlines, member of Lufthansa Group and a Star Alliance member, is the Belgian airline that offers the widest choice of flights to and from the capital of Europe, Brussels Airport. The company has more than 3.500 employees and 47 aircraft operating some 300 flights daily, connecting the Capital of Europe to over 70 premium European and African destinations and since recently, a daily connection to New York JFK. Brussels Airlines is owned by SN Airholding and is backed up by more than 80 years of aviation experience.
Next to a dedicated Business Class, called "b.business", 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.
Brussels Airlines operates 62 weekly scheduled flights to Africa weekly, connecting 20 business and leisure destinations to and via Brussels, as well as offering a further 9 destinations via Frankfurt with partner Lufthansa. With the recent start of the intra-African operations of the partner airline Korongo Airlines out of its hub Lubumbashi, Brussels Airlines confirms its status of key player connecting Africa to the world.
Flying to New York or to one of the numerous African destinations on the Brussels Airlines network has become even more comfortable than ever. The airline invested 30 million euro in comfortable flatbed seats in Business Class, generous seating comfort in Economy Class, trendy design and revolutionary entertainment technology.
Miles & More is Europe's leading airline loyalty program, offering Brussels Airlines passengers a fantastic range of benefits and advantages when flying throughout the world. With direct access to a huge choice of Miles & More airlines and numerous ground partners, Brussels Airlines' frequent flyers can now earn miles faster than with any other program.
Brussels Airlines' consistent drive for excellence has been reflected in the awards it has won over the years. Winner for the 9th 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. In addition, its so called "Sunrise Lounge" dedicated to the African flights, has been ranked amongst the 50 world's best airline-lounges.
In April 2012, the leading Belgian airline even received two very important awards from The Brussels Airport Company:
- The Network Development Award Short Haul Airline: Brussels Airlines saw its passenger numbers on the European destinations from Brussels Airport grow by 800,000 passengers in 2011.
- The Safety Award: Brussels Airlines, and more particularly its Flight Safety Office, received this recognition for their constructive cooperation (identification of hazards, reporting of incidents, proposals for improving safety) and for the continuous improvement of runway safety.
The new long haul product that Brussels Airlines introduces this year aboard its scheduled flights to New York and Africa, has already received an award. During the Apex Expo, the international trade fair for in-flight product that is organized in the US every year, top professionals from the aviation industry and the specialized press awarded Brussels Airlines with the prestigious Avion award ‘Best Single Achievement in the Passenger Experience'.
Also in terms of service on board, Brussels Airlines was recently highly awarded by the leading American business traveller magazine "Global Traveler". At a tasting contest of wines being offered by airlines from all over the world, the airline won the first prize in the category ‘best wines in Business Class’. In the category of best champagnes, Brussels Airlines ended in the top 3.