April 22 2021
Today the Belgian company gives its leisure customers a positive outlook on the summer, together with partners and tour operators. Over the coming months, the airline expects an increase in demand for air travel during the summer holidays. Over the past six months, the airline operated a network that focused on essential travel, mainly with flights to and from Africa. Most of travellers flew for business reason as the figure decreased from the past.
List of Opening destinations
Greece: Heraklion, Kos, Rhodes
Israel: Tel Aviv
Italy: Bologna, Napoli, Rome
Spain: Bilbao, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia
Czech Republic: Prague
Croatia: Dubrovnik, Split
Greece: Corfu, Zakynthos
Italy: Bari, Catania, Florence, Milan Linate, Palermo
Morocco: Nador, Tangier
Poland: Krakow, Warsaw
Russia: Moscow Sheremetyevo, Saint Petersburg
United States: New York, Washington D.C.
Italy: Olbia (Sardinia)
Germany: Frankfurt (new destination)
In addition to the reopening of a large part of its network, Brussels Airlines is also thrilled to add four destinations to its portfolio: Bordeaux in France and Al Hoceima, Tangier and Nador in Morocco. These last three destinations will be offered in cooperation with ML Tours. The first flight to Bordeaux will take off on June 20, with two weekly flights on Fridays and Sundays. Nador and Tangier will join the network as of June 26 and 27 respectively. Nador will be connected with Brussels Airport twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays, while flights to Tangier will be operated every Wednesday and Sunday. Flights to Al Hoceima will exclusively be bookable through ML Tours.
Next to Bordeaux, Tangier, Nador and Al Hoceima, also Frankfurt joins the Brussels Airlines network for the first time, as the airline announced on February 24th. The first flight from Brussels to Frankfurt will take off on August 2nd.
Washington DC and New York are planned to be operated as of June 14. These will be the first North-Atlantic flights of Brussels Airlines since March 21st, 2020. Montreal is planned to join the network on June 15, but given the current travel restrictions in Canada these plans might still alter.
As for the African network, Brussels Airlines gradually increases its flight frequencies to all its African destinations as of mid June, when West African destinations Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Accra (Ghana), Banjul (Gambia) and Dakar (Senegal) are planned to be offered on a daily basis. In Central and East Africa Douala and Yaounde (both in Cameroon), Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo) and Entebbe (Uganda) are also foreseen to be served daily. Luanda joins the network again after more than a year. As of June 15, the Angolan city will be served three times weekly.
The entire overview of the Brussels Airlines network is available on brusselsairlines.com/en-be/destinations
Welcoming more passengers means that it is important to emphasize that the airline continues to apply the same Corona measures as before. These include a mandatory face mask during the entire flight (as of arrival at the airport) for every passenger as of six years old, row by row boarding and de-boarding to avoid queues in the aircraft, extra disinfection of the aircraft and of course proper hand hygiene. All the airline’s aircraft are equipped with HEPA filters that continuously supply clean air on board. See the complete overview or measures here
Source: Brussels airlines