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Statement on Brussels Terror Attacks

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expressed outrage at today’s attacks in Brussels and offered its sympathies to the victims and their families and friends. “Innocent people have been senselessly murdered in an attack on our humanity. Our thoughts are with the victims, and their families and friends,” said Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO....

Two Jet Airways crew injured in Brussels airport explosion: source

Two Jet Airways flight attendants have been injured in Tuesday’s explosions at Brussels Airport, a source has told Gulf News. Explosions were heard at the airport at 8am Belgium time on Tuesday shattering glass at the terminal building, AFP reported quoting Belgian media. “Two Jet [Airways] crew injured but stable. All Jet [Airways] passengers are safe and in a holding area,&rdqu...

Brussels Zaventem airport blasts cause casualties

Two explosions have struck the departures area of Zaventem airport in Brussels The Belgian government has confirmed there are casualties but has given no numbers yet. The cause of the explosions is unknown. The airport is being evacuated and has been closed to flights. The blasts come four days after the capture in Brussels of Salah Abdeslam, the main suspect in the jihadist attacks in Pa...

Ethiopian Airlines Cargo relaunches cargo flights at Brussels Airport

Ethiopian Airlines Cargo is set to operate 12 full cargo flights a week out of Brussels Airport starting from 26 March. In recent weeks, the airport has been conducting intensive talks with the carrier about returning to Brussels Airport after the Federal Government had inked a new bilateral agreement with Ethiopia, enabling the carrier to undertake direct flights from Belgium to Dubai, Shanghai a...

Brussels Airlines kicks off the summer season with 9 new destinations

Brussels Airlines continues its growth pace in 2016. The aviation summer season, which begins on March 27, starts with a new long-haul destination, eight new European routes and a frequency increase to existing destinations. Brussels Airlines significantly increases its flight offer during the summer season 2016. During a standard summer week, an average of 815 European flights and 95 internati...

VLM Airlines: Hamish Davidson new CEO

Hamish Davidson has been appointed new CEO of VLMAirlines. Claus Fischer and Werner Borchert have also joined the new management team of the Antwerp based European regional airline. Hamish Davidson, the new CEO who succeeds to Steve Blair, has extensive airline and financial experience of more than 25 years. Prior he was CEO of Sunrise Airways and served as Ex...

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...