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Lufthansa Supervisory Board approves full acquisition of Brussels Airlines

Remaining 55% of SN Airholding to be acquired through exercise of call option – transaction to be concluded beginning of 2017 The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG approved the exercising of a call option to acquire the remaining 55% of shares in SN Airholding, the parent company of Brussels Airlines, at its meeting today. The approval paves the way for Lufthansa’s full acq...

Brussels Airlines connects Belgium to India again

Since last March, Belgium and India are no longer connected. Brussels Airlines is to change this as from March 2017, with 5 direct flights to Mumbai’s modern airport Chhatrapati Shivaji. Situated on the West Coast, Mumbai is the state capital of Maharashtra and, with its 20 million inhabitants, is ranked in the top 10 of the world’s largest megacities. The city, that bore the name Bomb...

Lufthansa says looking to bring Brussels Airlines into Eurowings

Lufthansa  is working on bringing part-owned Brussels Airlines into its low-cost airline Eurowings and will decide by the end of August whether to exercise a call option to allow for a full takeover, it said on Wednesday. Lufthansa is back on the acquisition trail with a view to expanding Eurowings, with sources having said it is also eyeing partnerships or even takeovers of SAS ...

All-time record for Brussels Airlines in 2015

Brussels Airlines ends the previous year with a record growth. Not less than 7.500.909 passengers chose to fly Brussels Airlines to Europe, Africa or the States, or 892.042 more than in 2014. The European flights saw an increase in passenger numbers of 12.9 pct, the African network of 9.3 pct and New York and Washington 1.6 pct. The overall seat load factor grew with 2.4 percent points to 74.4 pct...

Brussels Airlines invests in intercontinental growth

Today Brussels Airlines presents an ambitious network- and fleet plan that will enable the airline to continue its growth pace in the future. “This important expansion plan is a significant investment both financially and in terms of employment. We create a larger offer for our growing number of passengers as well as for our cargo clients. At the same time, we take our role as a growth en...

Brussels Airlines opens Thessaloniki in summer 2016

Following the earlier announcement of a new service to Crete (airport of Heraklion), Brussels Airlines today launches another popular Greek destination: Thessaloniki. Situated in the north of Greece, Thessaloniki is a very vibrant city thanks to its many historical attractions and nightlife possibilities. Last year Saloniki, as the locals like to abbreviate her, was named European Youth Capital...