Brussels Airlines is preparing its red dots to retake to the air again from the 15th of June, with 59 destinations on the map.
The new network is planned to run from 15th May 2020 to the end of August. It marks the end of 12 weeks of grounding for the airline and its scheduled network, peppered with the occasional rescue flight.
The new network is based on demand and travel restrictions to meet the need of both business and holiday travel. It will build up to 240 flights a week by the end of August – representing 30% of the Summer European flying programme and 40% of its Long haul programme:
The planned restart is as follows
European Network Restart
Commencing 15th June
- Tel Aviv
Commencing 22nd June:
- Palma De Mallorca
- Las Palmas (Gran Canaria)
Commencing in July:
Long-Haul Network Restart
From 22nd June:
- New York
All flights are currently being loaded, with the work expected to last until the end of the week. Passengers whose flights change will be informed and guests can as of 2 June use the “My Booking” function on brusselsairlines.com to consult their new itinerary. The airline is also maintaining its flexible booking policy, with customers who had already booked a flight can still rebook it to another date and/or destination without change fees. Customers can postpone their travel plans until 31 December 2021.
Don’t forget the face masks
Brussels Airlines is putting in measures to protect both staff and passengers. The ones highlighted so far are disinfection of aircraft and of course – face masks being a requirement at all times when travelling. The airline is considering other measures that are being evaluated together with the authorities and aviation experts.
Dieter Vranckx, CEO Brussels Airlines said
“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.
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