Brussels Airlines is set to restart its commercial flights from its hub at Brussels Airport on June 15.
The carrier said that based on market demand and ongoing travel restrictions, the airline will offer an adapted and downsized summer schedule, which will consist of approximately 30% of Brussels Airlines’ originally planned summer schedule in Europe and 40% of the long-haul summer program.
Between June 15 and August 31, the airline indicated it will gradually add destinations to its flight network to reach 59 destinations in 33 countries in Europe, Africa and the US by August.
Brussels said that its limited network for the summer season has been designed to meet the market demand for both holiday and business travel.
The carrier said it will gradually build up its operations to reach 240 weekly flights by August.
In Europe, a total of 45 destinations will be served in 20 countries, including Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy, France and Denmark.
On its long-haul network, the airline will (subject to local governmental approval) serve 13 out of its 17 African destinations and in the US, New York JFK will join the schedule again.
One new destination that was planned to be inaugurated in March, will join the network during the course of next year: Montreal in Canada.
The airline expects to welcome holidaymakers and customers visiting family and friends after the long lock-down period, but is also offering some important business destinations such as Berlin, Geneva and London.
Go to https://www.brusselsairlines.com/en-be/destinations/Default.aspx to see Brussels Airlines’ full network.
Currently, the carrier is updating its reservation systems to reflect the new network and it will be available at the end of this week.
Passengers whose flights change will be informed and guests can as of June 2 use the “My Booking” function on www.brusselsairlines.com to consult their new itinerary.
The carrier notes as well that in the months to come, it plans to further expand its network beyond the summer. This schedule will be announced at the beginning of June.
Dieter Vranckx, CEO Brussels Airlines, commented: “We are very much looking forward to restarting our activities and welcoming back our guests and part of our staff. We are taking all measures to protect them during their journey with us. This summer, we will start small to follow market demand, but we plan to expand our network from September onwards as demand rises again and restrictions are lifted. By the end of this year we hope to offer 50% of the flight schedule as planned before the coronavirus crisis broke out.”