Sunday, 25 April 2010

Brussels Airlines

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Brussels Airlines is a relatively new airline,  born from an alliance of SN airlines and Virgin Express,   SN airlines as pretty much the beast created from the ashes that was the collapsed Sabena,  which was one of the oldest carriers in Europe.  We like the low cost fares,  good on time record and the comfort of the current fleet.


FlyingYourWayOur Rating      3 stars
One of the more interesting airline price and service structure's in the highly competitive European market -
b.light economy -  the cheapest airfares with no added extras,  buy your own food onboard,  fixed fares.
b.flex economy+ -  slightly higher fares,  more flexibility and they include drinks and meal during the flight.
b.business -  the business class service and fare,  although it is a good service it comes at a lower fare than you would expect.

Reservations -
UK  Reservations
0905 60 95 609
£0,40 per minute
Belgium Reservations
0902 51 600
 
€0,750 per minute (call setup: €0,051) 
USA Reservations 516 296 9500
Due to the high call cost to telephone the reservations centres, we advise booking online.
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History - 
SN Airholding was created in 2002, directly after the bankruptcy of the Belgian national airline Sabena, by a group of about 40 investors who wished to ensure the healthy development of the air transport sector in Belgium.
The primary aim of this group was to ensure the continuity of a reliable air connection to and from Brussels, the capital of Europe, and this in the context of the extensive perturbations caused by Sabena’s cessation. The new company was called SN Brussels Airlines, and it posted its first positive results as early as 2003.
In October 2004, it was decided that SN Brussels Airlines and Virgin Express would join together under the general ownership of SN Airholding, but would each retain their brand and operations independence in the market. Subsequently, in March 2006, the two companies announce the merger and presented to the public a new name – Brussels Airlines – and a brand new range of innovative fare products. Brussels Airlines is owned by SN Airholding and is backed up by some 80 years of Belgian aeronautical experience.
On the 15th September 2008, Lufthansa Group announced its purchase of a stake in the Belgian company. On 11 December 2008, Brussels Airlines was officially invited to join the commercial alliance Star Alliance. Since 9 December 2009, Brussels Airlines is integrated in the alliance.



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Brussels Airlines is a formation of an alliance between SN airlines and Virgin Express – an alliance that has existed since 2005 when the shareholdings of both airlines were placed within the single ownership group SN Airholding. Towards the beginning of 2006, the shareholders and board of directors decided on the innovative step of taking the two brands and forming one single airline.
Brussels Airlines is a new generation airline for a new generation of passenger, and as such it has inherited all its parents’ best points. Values such as flexibility, punctuality, reliability, excellent service, a multi-lingual personnel, guaranteed low cost fares and top quality are the order of the day every day at Brussels Airlines.

Brussels Airlines is the Belgian airline that offers the widest choice of flights to and from its base in Brussels Airport. The group has around 3000 employees and 51 aircraft that operate some 300 punctual flights daily, connecting the Capital of Europe to some 70 premium European and African airports.
On its European routes, operated with AVRO, Airbus A319 and Boeing 737, Brussels Airlines offers the choice of a premium service on a very high level: b.business, an ultra-flexible product, which offers timesaving and comfort at reasonable prices:b.flex economy + and a low fare product: b.light economy. On medium- and long-haul flights, the airline operates traditional business or economy class. Long-haul flights are operated with Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
In addition to 16 destinations on the African continent, Brussels Airlines and its intercontinental partners also offer long-haul service to the United Arab Emirates, China, Thailand, India, Toronto and 33 other North American destinations via New York or Chicago.
Brussels Airlines is owned by SN Airholding and is backed up by more than 80 years of aviation experience in Belgium. On 15 September 2008, Lufthansa Group announced an equity investment in the Belgian airline. On 11 December 2008, Brussels Airlines was officially invited to join the commercial alliance Star Alliance

Fleet

AVRO RJ85 – AVRO RJ100

AVRO RJ85 – AVRO RJ100 – BAe 146
Number: 25
Most of our destinations in Europe are served by AVRO RJ8 or AVRO RJ100 aircraft. Brussels Airlines has about 13 Avro RJ85 aircraft at its disposal. This type of aircraft has 82 seats. Brussels Airlines also has 12 AVRO RJ100 with 97 seats.

Airbus A319

Airbus A319
Number: 8
Some destinations in Europe and the Middle East are served by our Airbus A319 aircraft. Brussels Airlines has 8 A319 Airbuses, each with about 132 seats.

Airbus A330-300

Airbus A330-300
Number: 5
Our African destinations are served by 330-300 Airbuses. A 330-300 Airbus has 284 seats, 30 of which are in Business Class. This type of aircraft can also carry cargo of about 30,000 metric tons per year.

Boeing 737-300 & 737-400

Boeing 737-300 & 737-400
Number: 8
Many European destinations are served by 8 Boeing 737-300 and 737-400. A 737-300 can carry up to 142 passengers and 5 crew members, while a 737-400 can carry up to 164 passengers and 6 crew members



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