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Brussels Airlines
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Founded 7 November 2006
Commenced operations 25 March 2007
Hubs Brussels Airport
Frequent-flyer program
  • Miles & More
  • LOOP
Alliance Star Alliance
Fleet size 58
Destinations 120
Company slogan We go the extra smile.
Parent company Lufthansa Group
Headquarters Diegem, Machelen, Belgium
Key people
  • Christina Foerster, CEO
  • Dieter Vranckx, CFO

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


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.


Brussels Airlines has the following aircraft in its fleet:

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
AVRO RJ 85 10 82 Europe
AVRO RJ 100 12 97 Europe
Boeing 737-300/400 8 142/164 Europe


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