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Brussels Airlines

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Brussels Airlines is a member of Star Alliance

Average age of aircraft - 13.9 yrs, according to www.airfleets.net 07/01/18

Brussels Airlines is reported to have the following aircraft fleet:
22 Airbus A319 100
12 Airbus A320 200
4 Airbus A330 200
6 Airbus A330 300




Brussels Airlines was formed in 2006/2007 from the merger of Virgin Express and SN Brussels.

The former airline being part of the Richard Branson empire while the latter was founded by a group of Belgian investors after the bankruptcy of Sabena, the then national airline of Belgium.

In June 2009 it was announced that Lufthansa had been given the go-ahead to acquire a 45% share in Brussels Airlines, with an option to take control of the airline in 2011.
In 2017, Lufthansa took full ownership of the airline.

The airline joined Star Alliance in late 2009

Brussels Airlines transported 7.7 million passengers in 2016, a 3% increase from the previous year.




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News items relating to Brussels Airlines


 23/06/09     Lufthansa Nearer to Buying Brussels Airlines and BMI
In a press release yesterday, Lufthansa announced that the EU regulators have given the go-ahead to buy Brussels Airlines. The airline is planning to take a 45% stake by the end of...More

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