Brussels Airlines is boosting its European Network by adding two Airbus A320s and working with CityJet to provide extra capacity during summer 2023.
Brussels Airlines has signed a wet-lease agreement with CityJet for the summer season. From March 26th until October 28th 2023, two CRJ-900 aircraft will strengthen the Belgian flag carrier’s fleet.
The CRJ-900s will seat 88 passengers and will operate daily flights to European destinations, including Bordeaux, Milan, Lyon, Geneva and Vienna. The agreement with CityJet was signed at the end of January.
Two additional Airbus A320s will also join the Brussels Airlines fleet during the season. This will see Brussels Airlines’ European operations grow by 10% this summer. These aircraft will join the fleet permanently and will be deployed across the entire medium-haul network, with a focus on new leisure destinations such as Djerba and Monastir.
For the summer season, Brussels Airlines’ fleet will grow to 36 medium-haul and 9 long-haul aircraft.
Jan Derycke, Head of Network Strategy & Planning at Brussels Airlines, said:
“This cooperation allows us to grow our fleet in a flexible manner and increase our European offer,”
“In addition, we can add Billund to our network and increase frequency to and from Copenhagen and Berlin. We will also be able to serve regional (business) routes such as Hamburg and Birmingham even more. In total, we will serve nine destinations in cooperation with CityJet. Thanks to this wet lease agreement, a smooth and broad connection with Brussels Airlines’ intercontinental network will be created during the summer season.”
Cathal O’Connell, Chief Commercial Officer, CityJet, added:
“At CityJet, we are looking forward to working with Brussels Airlines in growing its network and delivering excellent service to its passengers throughout this summer season.”
Brussels Airlines will deploy the CRJ-900 from the 26th of March, with the first flights confirmed:
- SN2901 to Vienna – Departing 06:05
- SN3555 to Bordeaux – Departing 10:40
- SN2251 to Billund – Departijng 15:20
- SN2259 to Copenhagen – Departing 15:50
- SN3159 to Milan Malpensa – Departing 19:25
They are identified in the Brussels Airlines booking engine, showing the CRJ-900.
As usual, check when you book to ensure you know what aircraft you’ve booked for your flight.
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