Brussels Airlines

Founded
2006
Type
Full Service Carrier
Fleet size
52
Destinations
124
Passengers per year
9,077,178

Brussels Airlines is the largest airline in Belgium. The airline flies to destinations in Europe, North America and Africa. Africa has always been the most important region to fly to for Brussels airlines.

Organization

Brussels Airlines is a subsidiary of Lufthansa Group. The airline has about 3,400 employees and is a Star Alliance member. Recently, Brussels Airlines decided that I needed to downsize to obtain a sustainable profit in the coming years. With downsizing the company, multiple jobs will be at stake.

Parent company
Lufthansa Group
Alliance
Star Alliance

History

Brussels Airlines is a relatively young airline which was founded in 2006. Its tracks can be traced back to 2002 when the company SN Airholding was established in 2002 by a group of 40 investors. At that time SN Airholdings started two airlines, SN Brussels Airlines and Virgin Express which were merged in 2006 and resulted in Brussels Airlines. In 2009, Brussels Airlines got a new shareholder when Lufthansa Group took a large stake in the airline. Eight years later, in 2017, Lufthansa Group also bought the remaining shares and became the full owner of the airline.

Quick facts

  • The airline has about 84 cm/33 inches of legroom on intercontinental flights, this is above average.
  • The airline offers 8 different types of Belgian beers on board.
  • Multiple Belgian Star Chefs gave voice to the Belgian cuisine on board.

Passengers

2015
6,608,867
2016
7,500,909
2017
7,736,791
2018
9,077,178

Lounges

Brussels Airlines has four airline lounges, three at Brussels Airport and one at Kinshasa Airport.

Brussels Airport
The Loft
Location: Terminal A, across gate A42
The Suite
Location: Terminal B, stairs across gate B01
Sunrise Lounge
Location: Terminal A/T, end of Terminal A

Kinshasa Airport
The Suite
Location: Across Brussels Airlines gates

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Luxury airport lounge

Baggage

Passengers that fly with Brussels Airways are allowed to bring one cabin bag and one personal item with a maximum weight of 12 kg. The amount of checked baggage that passengers are allowed to bring can be calculated on the website of Brussels Airlines.

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In-flight Wi-Fi

There is no in-flight Wi-Fi available on Brussels Airlines flights.

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