Brussels Airlines

airline based in Brussels, Belgium

Brussels Airlines is the main Belgian airline. It flies from Brussels Airport to destinations in Europe, Africa and North America.

Brussels Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded7 November 2006
Commenced operations25 March 2007
HubsBrussels Airport
Frequent-flyer program
AllianceStar Alliance
Fleet size58
Company sloganWe go the extra smile.
Parent companyLufthansa Group
HeadquartersDiegem, Machelen, Belgium
Key people
  • Christina Foerster, CEO
  • Dieter Vranckx, CFO



Brussels Airlines was created as the result of the merger of SN Brussels Airlines and Virgin Express in March 2006. SN Brussels Airlines had been created from Sabena, the former Belgian flag carrier, that had ceased operations on 7 November 2001. SN Brussels Airlines started its operations only five months later. Virgin Express was a low-cost airline, owned by the Virgin Group. In 2004, SN Airholding took over Virgin Express, and in 2006 it was announced that both companies would merge and fly under the Brussels Airlines brand. In 2008, the Lufthansa group bought 45% of Brussels Airlines' shares, and Brussels Airlines joined the Star Alliance.[3]

Brussels Airlines has the following aircraft in its fleet:[4]

Aircraft Number Seats Destinations
Airbus A319 9 132 Europe and Middle East
Airbus A320 2 168 Europe and Middle East
Airbus A330 5 284 Africa and North America



It is a member of the Star Alliance.[5]

The company has codeshare agreement with many companies such as Air Canada, Air Malta, All Nippon Airways, Austrian Airlines, Cathay Pacific,[6] Croatia Airlines, EgyptAir, Etihad Airways, Hainan Airlines, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Swiss International Air Lines, TAAG Air Angola, TAP Portugal, TAROM, Thai Airways, United Airlines and others.

In 2019, Brussels Airlines made agreements with Africa World Airlines[7][8] and Aeroflot Russian Airlines.[9]



  1. "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  2. "About LOOP - Brussels Airlines". Archived from the original on 2 July 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  3. "Company history"
  4. Fleet
  5. ""Star Alliance | Brussels Airlines"".
  6. "Cathay Pacific / brussels airlines plans codeshare launch in late-July 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 2021-08-05.
  7. "Africa World Airlines, Brussels Airlines ink interline deal". Retrieved 2021-08-05.
  8. "Africa World and Brussels Airlines interline to provide seamless travel for passengers". Voyages Afriq. 2019-10-08. Retrieved 2021-08-05.
  9. "Aeroflot and Brussels Airlines sign codeshare agreement". TravelDailyNews International. Retrieved 2021-08-05.

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