December 1, 2022

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Brussels Airlines flies back to US for more than a year - companies

Brussels Airlines flies back to US for more than a year – companies

Brussels Airlines will resume flights to the United States on Monday. It is the first Atlantic flight to New York since March 2020.

“An index milestone in our resume,” the airline said.

Next week, Brussels Airlines will resume flights to New York (3 times a week) and Washington (4 times a week). In North America, the airline usually flies to the Canadian city of Montreal, but those flights will be canceled until further notice.

Brussels Airlines says ticket sales to Washington in particular are doing well. Business people and people going to Africa mainly book these flights. New York is a tourist destination, and ticket sales begin ‘a little quieter’.

At the moment, travel to the United States is not yet allowed, and this applies to travelers from the United States to Belgium, “explains Brussels Airlines spokeswoman Maaike Andries.

During the Corona crisis, Brussels Airlines has long focused on essential flights, mainly to and from Africa (and related delivery flights). In February, for example, the network had only 25 seats. Since then, the airline has systematically expanded its network and aims to reach about 80 destinations by August.

In an interview with the French language newspaper on Saturday La Libre Peter Gerber, CEO of Brussels Airlines, said the company’s entire fleet should be back in operation in July, although planes will not be as full as before the Corona.

“We still have a lot to lose this time, but we hope to make a profit this summer,” Gerber said. “Reservations are encouraging. If all goes as planned, there is no need to ask for additional government assistance.”

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“An index milestone in our resume,” says the airline. Next week, Brussels Airlines will resume flights to New York (3 times a week) and Washington (4 times a week). In North America, the airline usually flies to the Canadian city of Montreal, but those flights will be canceled until further notice. Brussels Airlines says ticket sales to Washington in particular are doing well. Business people and people going to Africa mainly book these flights. New York is a tourist destination, and ticket sales begin ‘a little quieter’. At the moment, travel to the United States is not allowed, and this applies to travelers from the United States to Belgium, “explains Brussels Airlines spokeswoman Maaike Andries. Brussels Airlines has long focused on essential flights, mainly (and related flights to Africa) (supply flights). In February, for example, the network had only 25 seats. In an interview with the French language newspaper La Libre on Saturday, Peter Gerber, CEO of Brussels Airlines, said that the company’s entire fleet will be launched in July. Said to be back in operation, however the planes were not as full as before. Corona .. “We are still losing this time, but we hope to make a profit this summer,” Gerber said. “The allocations are very encouraging. If everything goes as expected, there is no need to ask for additional government assistance.”