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Brussels Airlines welcomes Winter Season with Ten New Destinations

by Suman Gupta

Monday, October 9, 2017  : Brussels Airlines’ destination offer continues to grow this winter season, which starts at the end of October. The network map expands with 10 new destinations and the seat offer to several existing destinations increases thanks to the use of bigger aircraft.

Brussels Airlines launches its biggest winter season expansion in its 15-year history. This winter season, which runs from 29 October until end of March, the airline serves no less than 80 destinations from Brussels Airport, including 59 short- and medium haul destinations and 21 long haul destinations. Compared to last year, the offer includes 10 newcomers. In addition, two destinations that were already served in summer, are now added to the winter schedule for the first time. In total 13,359 European flights and 1,166 intercontinental flights are on the planning this winter.

European offer

The short and medium haul offer expands with several new winter sun destinations. For the first time Brussels Airlines will set sail for Cabo Verde, Tunisia and Egypt. The Canarian islands offer also grows thanks to the addition of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. Tenerife will become a daily service and Gran Canaria also gets more frequencies.Bordeaux will be served several times a week and Madeira is added to the winter schedule. Popular city trip destinations Rome, Madrid and Warsaw get more flights per week.

Thanks to the use of larger aircraft the seat offer increases by 25 to 50% on several destinations: Barcelona, Billund, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Hannover, Krakow, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Porto and Rome.

New Destinations

Almeria (Spain)

1 x week

Arrecife (Lanzarote)

3 x week

Agadir (Morocco)

1 x week

Boa Vista (Cabo Verde)

2 x week

Enfidha (Tunisia)

1 x week

Fuerteventura (Canary Islands)

1 x week

Hurghada (Egypte)

2 x week

Marsa Alam (Egypte)

1 x week

Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

1 x week

Sal (Cabo Verde)

1 x week

Summer destinations that are now served in Winter too

Bordeaux (France)

4 x week

Funchal (Madeira)

1 x week

Existing destinations with more frequency                                 

Las Palmas (Canary Islands)

4 x week (+2)

Madrid (Spain)

up to 23 x week

Rome (Italy)

up to 24 x week (+6)

Tenerife  (Spain)

7 x week (+5)


16 x week (+ 4)

Intercontinental offer

After the launch of Mumbai in spring, Brussels Airlines increases the number of weekly flights to the Indian metropolis to six. In Africa, Abidjan and Accra also get more frequencies.

Like last year, Washington D.C. is temporarily suspended during the winter. Flights resume as from 19 March 2018.

Intercontinental offer increase


6 x week


7 x week ( + 1)


5 x week (+1)


Brussels Airlines, member of Lufthansa Group and a Star Alliance member, is the Belgian airline that offers the widest choice of flights to and from the capital of Europe, Brussels Airport. The company has more than 3.500 employees and 51 aircraft operating some 300 flights daily, connecting the Capital of Europe to 90 premium European destinations, 25 African destinations, 3 North American, Tel Aviv and Mumbai.

On long haul flights, the airline operates an all new Business Class with full flatbeds and state of the art inflight entertainment, and a brand new Economy class with ergonomic seats and individual inflight entertainment touchscreens. Long-haul flights are operated with Airbus A330-200 and A330-300 aircraft.

On its European routes Brussels Airlines offers the choice between Bizz&Class, Flex&Fast, Light&Relax and Check&Go.
In addition to its destinations in Africa, North America and India, Brussels Airlines and its intercontinental partners also offer long-haul codeshare flights to the United Arab Emirates, Japan and Thailand.

Brussels Airlines offers cargo capacity on all its flights, commercialized by the Cargo Department. The airline also handles the daily maintenance of its aircraft fleet. Brussels Airlines was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

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