Brussels Airlines was created by the merger of SN Brussels Airlines and Virgin Express in April 2005. The airline is a flag carrier and a subsidiary of German Airline Lufthansa, which owns a 45 per cent share in the company. Brussels Airlines is based in Diegem in Belgium. The airline is currently the largest in Belgium, and Brussels Airlines flights now cover 65 destinations in 20 European countries, as well as long-haul destinations all over Africa.
Booking cheap flights from Brussels Airlines in the UK allows passengers to fly from a wide range of regional airports including Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford, London Heathrow and Manchester. Brussels Airlines flights from the UK fly to destinations in Europe and Africa.
Online check-in is available from 24 hours, up to one hour before the flight. The bag drop time limit is one hour before the flight. Check-in at the airport closes 70 minutes before departure.
Baggage allowances vary depending on the route, but as a general guide, short-haul Economy hold baggage allowance is 20kg, and business class is 30kg. Long-haul allowances are two bags of up to 23kg or 32kg for economy and Business Class respectively. Hand luggage also varies but is up to 16kg for Business Class.
The seat pitch on Brussels Airlines flights is 31 inches. Seats can be selected via the online check-in process.
Frequent Flyer Pprogramme
Brussels Airlines participates in the Miles and More frequent flyer programme, which means customers can earn miles on Brussels Airlines flights for benefits with partners and Star Alliance member airlines.
Brussels Airlines information recently reported the airline has taken delivery of a fifth Airbus A330-300, to be deployed on the growing network of African destinations that are covered by Brussels Airlines flights from both the UK and Europe. African destinations include Accra, Lome and Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso.