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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...

Alban François appointed as new VP Cargo Brussels Airlines

Alban François has been appointed Vice President of Global Cargo at Brussels Airlines. From 1 January 2016 onwards he will roll out the new commercial strategy of the growing Brussels Airlines Cargo department. Air Freight plays an increasingly important role within the Brussels Airlines strategy. A few weeks ago Brussels Airlines Cargo announced the development of a new commercial strat...

Brussels Airlines launches five new destinations next summer

Brussels Airlines adds five new destinations and many extra flight frequencies to existing destinations in the summer offer, which can already be booked as from tomorrow. Tourist attractions such as the Greek Crete and the South Spanish Jerez are added to the summer offer. With Belfast Brussels Airlines also expands her network to Northern Ireland. Tenerife and Las Palmas / Gran Canaria –...

New pricing structure launched by Brussels Airlines Cargo

Brussels Airlines Cargo will introduce a new pricing structure from the start of the aviation winter season, on 25 October. The carrier says the new structure better meets the market demand for more transparency, by instead of charging various surcharges on freight prices, as is the case today, there will only be one consolidated ‘Airfreight Surcharge’ in the future. Lu...

Brussels Airport growth driven by freighter traffic

Brussels Airport has seen cargo volumes increase by 1.6 per cent in September to 39,533 tonnes, with rises in freighter cargo making up for falls in bellyhold. Freighter cargo rose by 6.5 per cent in September to 28,273 tonnes with full freighter volumes increasing by 8.2 per cent to 11,169 tonnes, helped by Ethiopian Airlines services. Integrator volumes rose by 5.5 per cent to 17,10...

Brussels Airlines’ growth trend continues in September 2015

Brussels Airlines continues to record strong results. In September, the first month after the summer holidays, the airline’s flights had an average seat load factor of 79.3%, and about 745,466 passengers chose a Brussels Airlines flight. In comparison to the same period last year this is a growth of 11.8%. On the 9th of September 27,394 passengers traveled with Brussels Airlines, which is...

CAL Cargo Airlines receives IATA CEIV pharma certification for all operations

CAL Cargo Airlines has received International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification for pharmaceutical logistics for all operations as an airline and for ground handling. The airline and its logistics hub at Liege Airport in Belgium are now CEIV certified, which CAL says makes it the first group t...

VLM Airlines and Birmingham Airport launch new service to Antwerp

European regional carrier, VLM Airlines, yesterday launched a direct service from Birmingham to the thriving commercial and tourist centre of Antwerp in Belgium. The inaugural flight was greeted with a water arch salute whilst VIP passengers were greeted by The Belgium Ambassador to the United Kingdom, His Excellence Guy Trouveroy. H.E. Guy Trouveroy showed further suppor...