Brussels Airlines will offer eighty-five destinations during the next summer season in Brussels, eight of which were not on the program in 2021, including Marrakech and Rabat in Morocco. She will leave in particular for Munich, replacing Lufthansa on the morning and evening rotations.
From March 27, 2022, the Belgian national company will offer a total of 85 destinations from Brussels-Zaventem airport, “with an emphasis on leisure”. Newcomers to the company’s summer portfolio compared to last year are Arecife (Lanzarote), Chania (Crete), Hurghada (Egypt), Mytilene (Lesbos), Samos, Marrakech and Rabat (Morocco) and Munich. A “very busy” summer season, therefore, according to Brussels Airlines, after a winter still strongly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
With a wide range of popular holiday destinations, the Star Alliance company wants to offer its customers a “positive outlook for the coming summer”. In addition to the destinations offered all year round such as Alicante, Madrid, Lisbon, Milan, Rome and many others, the company is relaunching a series of medium-haul destinations for the summer holidays:
In Greece, Athens and the Greek islands Crete (Heraklion and Chania), Kos, Rhodes, Corfu, Zakynthos, Lesbos and Samos will once again be connected to Brussels. In Italy, the airline will land again in Bari, Catania, Florence, Naples, Olbia and Palermo. The Spanish islands of Ibiza and Palma de Mallorca will join the network while flights to the Canary Islands Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote already operated in winter will be maintained throughout the summer. Brussels Airlines will also resume serving the Croatian cities of Dubrovnik and Split, as well as the Russian destinations of Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Finally, Hurghada (Egypt) will be operated all year round and Marrakech (Morocco) will join the summer program. During the high season, the Moroccan destinations of Tangier, Rabat and Nador will also be connected to Brussels.
On the intercontinental network, Brussels Airlines will relaunch Conakry (Guinea) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) in Africa and resume flights to Washington D.C. during the summer season. In total, the Belgian airline offers 19 long-haul destinations, including 17 in sub-Saharan Africa and 2 in New York and Washington (United States).
For the first time, the Lufthansa Group subsidiary will operate flights between Brussels and Munich, again from March 27: its planes will operate two flights a day, while the German company will maintain five. Departures from Brussels Airlines at 7:00 a.m. and 7:15 p.m., with returns from Bavaria at 8:55 a.m. and 9:20 p.m., will allow the German company to let its crews sleep in the Belgian capital. Brussels Airlines had conducted a similar experiment to Frankfurt last summer, when its summer schedule had only 78 destinations.