The Belgian airline Brussels Airlines, a subsidiary of the German group Lufthansa, is planning a total of 61 destinations for this winter season from its base in Brussels.
While the demand for leisure travel to typical holiday destinations generally decreases at the end of the summer vacation, Brussels Airlines is now seeing strong demand for vacation destinations in the fall as well. It also saw slight growth in business travel week after week.
With the addition of Lanzarote, Brussels Airlines strengthens its presence in the Canary Islands, where it will also serve Tenerife and Gran Canaria. For these last two destinations, additional frequencies are added during the Belgian school holidays. With flights on Thursdays and Saturdays, Lanzarote is the perfect destination for a winter holiday in the sun, whether relatively short or longer.
Another novelty in the Brussels Airlines winter program is the continuation of the connection with Yerevan, which was previously only offered during the summer season. This winter, flights to Yerevan will be operated twice a week.
In addition, the Belgian airline’s offer for next winter includes the following European destinations: Alicante, Barcelona, Basel, Berlin, Bilbao, Birmingham, Bologna, Budapest, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Faro, Frankfurt, Geneva, Gothenburg, Gran Canaria, Hamburg, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Lyon, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Marseille, Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Nice, Oslo, Paris, Porto, Prague, Rome, Stockholm (Bromma), Tenerife, Toulouse, Valencia, Venice, Vienna and Vilnius. Kiev will join the network again, starting this week.
Note that Brussels Airlines operates its flights to the Greek destinations Athens, Heraklion, Kos and Rhodes and the Italian destination Naples until the end of the autumn holidays.
In the Middle East, Yerevan will be served eight and twice a week respectively.
Following the strong demand for winter sun destinations, Brussels Airlines is adding Hurghada to its network. It will be the first time since March 2020 that the Egyptian destination has been part of the airline’s network. Likewise, the North African destination Marrakech is joining the network this winter as a new destination in the Brussels Airlines offering.
Also during the winter, Brussels Airlines continues to operate on its extensive network of sub-Saharan Africa including the following destinations: Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Accra (Ghana), Banjul (Gambia), Cotonou (Benin), Dakar (Senegal), Freetown (Sierra Leone), Lomé (Togo), Monrovia (Liberia), Douala (Cameroon), Kinshasa (DRC), Luanda (Angola), Yaoundé (Cameroon), Bujumbura (Burundi), Entebbe (Uganda) , Kigali (Rwanda).
Since the US government’s announcement to lift the current travel ban for fully vaccinated passengers, the Belgian company has noted a significant increase in bookings for its flights to New York -JFK. It plans to operate four frequencies per week during the winter season and may add additional flights to the schedule during the winter break if market demand continues to grow.