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Encyclopedia > Brussels Airlines
Brussels Airlines
IATA
SN
ICAO
DAT
Callsign
BEE-LINE
Founded 7 November 2006
Hubs Brussels Airport
Frequent flyer program Privilege
Member lounge Business Centre
Fleet size 49
Destinations 67
Company slogan Flying your way
Headquarters Zaventem (Brussels), Belgium
Key people Philippe Vander Putten (CEO); Etienne Davignon, Chairman
Website: brusselsairlines.com

Brussels Airlines is a Belgian airline based at Brussels Airport. It operates to over 50 destinations in 20 European countries, as well as long-haul flights to East, Central and West Africa. It also operates charter services, maintenance and training of cockpit and cabin crew[1]. The airline is a member of IATA and the Association of European Airlines (AEA). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... The terminal Brussels Airport (IATA: BRU, ICAO: EBBR) (also called in Dutch: Luchthaven Zaventem or in French: Aéroport de Zaventem), also Zaventem Airport or Brussels (Zaventem) International Airport, was formerly known as Brussel Nationaal/Bruxelles-National (Brussels National). ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... Geography Country Belgium Community Flemish Community Region Flemish Region Province Flemish Brabant Arrondissement Halle-Vilvoorde Coordinates Area 27. ... For other places with the same name, see Brussels (disambiguation). ... Philippe Vander Putten (b. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Étienne Davignon (born October 4, 1932) is a Belgian politician, businessman, and former vice-president of the European Commission. ... The terminal Brussels Airport (IATA: BRU, ICAO: EBBR) (also called in Dutch: Luchthaven Zaventem or in French: Aéroport de Zaventem), also Zaventem Airport or Brussels (Zaventem) International Airport, was formerly known as Brussel Nationaal/Bruxelles-National (Brussels National). ... “IATA” redirects here. ... The Association of European Airlines includes 29 European airlines, who together shipped 346,475,239 passengers in 2005. ...

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History

Brussels Airlines was created following the merger of SN Brussels Airlines (SNBA) and Virgin Express. On 12 April 2005, SN Airholding, the company behind SNBA, signed an agreement with Richard Branson, giving it control over Virgin Express. On 31 March 2006 SNBA and Virgin Express announced their merger into a single company. On 7 November 2006, the new name, Brussels Airlines, was announced at a press conference at Brussels Airport. Brussels Airlines began operations on 25 March 2007. SN Brussels Airlines (SNBA) was a former national airline of Belgium, which mainly operated from Brussels Airport. ... A Boeing 737 of Virgin Express Virgin Express is an airline which was created within the Virgin Group. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950 ) in Shamley Green, Surrey, England), is a British entrepreneur, best known for his Virgin brand of over 360 companies. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

Avro RJ85 in the old livery of Brussels Airlines, very similar to that of SN Brussels Airlines

The airline hopes to win a minimum 55% market share at Brussels Airport. Brussels Airlines will add long-haul destinations, notably to North America, and will attempt to strengthen the airline's position in Africa. The airline also announced its desire to expand its long-haul fleet, which at the time comprised three Airbus A330 aircraft. In January 2007, the company announced it had acquired a fourth Airbus A330-300, from the defunct company Air Madrid. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (2525 × 1684 pixels, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (2525 × 1684 pixels, file size: 2. ... The BAe 146 (also known as the Avro RJ) is a medium-sized commercial aircraft manufactured by BAE SYSTEMS. It carries its four jet engines on a high wing above the fuselage; not below, or at mid-fuselage, as on most conventional civilian aircraft. ... SN Brussels Airlines (SNBA) was a former national airline of Belgium, which mainly operated from Brussels Airport. ... Image:Airbus A319-132 - Airadrid - EC-JQU - LEMD.jpg Air Madrid Airbus A319-132 Air Madrid Líneas Aéreas S.A. was a private airline based in Madrid in Spain operating services to Spain, Tenerife, Mexico, South America, Central America, Europe and Israel. ...


Service

On European flights, the airline offers two types of ticket, b-flex and b-light.

  • b-flex is the more expensive ticket, offering full service, such as free newspapers and catering.
  • b-light is the cheaper option, with snacks and drinks available for purchase.

On long-haul flights, plus flights to Helsinki, Moscow and Tel Aviv, Brussels Airlines continues to offer the traditional economy and business classes. Brussels Airlines has continued all codeshare agreements arranged by its predecessor, SN Brussels Airlines, except with Iberia. Location of Helsinki in Northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Province Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Charter 1550 Capital city 1812 Government  - Mayor Jussi Pajunen Area  - Total 187. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... SN Brussels Airlines (SNBA) was a former national airline of Belgium, which mainly operated from Brussels Airport. ...


Destinations

Further information: Brussels Airlines destinations

Brussels Airlines serves the following destinations (former Virgin Express, SN Brussels Airlines and Sabena destinations combined): // Angola Luanda (Quatro de Fevereiro Airport) Burundi Bujumbura (Bujumbura International Airport) Cameroon Douala (Douala Airport) Yaoundé Côte dIvoire Abidjan (Port Bouet Airport) Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa (Kinshasa International Airport) The...

Fleet

From August 2007[1] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

Brussels Airlines Fleet
Type Number Seats Notes
Airbus A319-100
3
132
-
Airbus A330-300
4
264
-
Avro RJ85
14
82
-
Avro RJ100
12
97
-
BAe 146-200
6
84
-
Boeing 737-400
5
164
-
Boeing 737-300
5
142
Total 49 965

This article is about the airliner manufacturer. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... This article is about the airliner manufacturer. ... Air Canada Airbus A330 The Airbus A330 is a large_capacity medium_to_long_range commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ... SN Brussels Airlines Avro RJ85 The BAe 146 (also known as the Avro RJ) is a medium-sized commercial aircraft which was manufactured by BAE Systems until 2002. ... The BAe 146 (also known as the Avro RJ) is a medium-sized commercial aircraft manufactured by BAE Systems. ... The BAe 146 (also known as the Avro RJ) is a medium-sized commercial aircraft manufactured by BAE SYSTEMS. It carries its four jet engines on a high wing above the fuselage; not below, or at mid-fuselage, as on most conventional civilian aircraft. ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ...

Livery

The livery is similar to SN Brussels Airlines', with minor changes. The tail now sports the airline's new 'dotted B' logo instead of the Sabena 'S-tail'. The orange cheatline on the fuselage has been removed. The light blue belly has been extended to cover the whole aircraft's length. The name 'Brussels Airlines' is written in dark blue on the upper fuselage, preceded by the airline's 'b' logo. Most planes have an altered 'b' logo after superstitious travellers complained about the thirteen dots bringing bad luck. [2] The logo now contains fourteen dots. The callsign changed to BRUSSELS AIRLINES and later to BEE-LINE.


See also

  • Philippe Vander Putten

Philippe Vander Putten (b. ...

External links

References

  1. ^ Flight International 27 March 2007

 
 

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