The history of Brussels Airlines comes from 2002, when forty investors decide to create the SN Airholding group, in order to maintain air traffic in the European capital, which the missing Sabena had left orphaned. In 2005, the Belgian Virgin Express also announced the merger with SN Brussels Airlines and was renamed Brussels Airlines only. Although it is not really until 2007, when it begins its operations.
In principle, Brussels Airlines intended to take over routes in Europe, America and Africa. In 2009, the company became part of the Star Alliance and gradually became the Belgian flag airline.
Currently with modern fleet with around 60 airplanes Brussels Airlines flies from Brussels to more than 110 destinations in Europe, Africa, Asia and the United States. For example, the flight plan currently includes 19 destinations on the African continent.
Due to the location of the company, which is important for European and international politics, the Belgians in the Lufthansa Group offer a business class on all routes. As a rule, Brussels Airlines uses short- and medium-haul aircraft with A319 or A320 aircraft, while the Airbus A330-300 is used on long-haul routes.
👜 Baggage regulations at Brussels Airlines
Brussels Airlines flights can be checked-in in several ways.
The fastest and most comfortable for passengers is the online check-in. From your computer and from 24 to one hour before the scheduled departure of the flight, you can choose a seat and print the boarding pass. This option is available at the airports from which Brussels Airlines flights are operated; exceptions made by Bastia, Dubrovnik, Ibiza and Olbia.
In the same way and from your mobile or tablet with 24 hours and up to 1 in advance, do the same as from your computer, but if you have no place to print the boarding pass, download it to your mobile and show the barcode at the time of billing.
Automatic check-in allows you to check in at the time of purchase and receive the boarding pass 24 hours in advance and without having to request it. To have this service, you must register by phone in the Brussels Airlines service platform.
Finally, the Express check-in alternative allows you to check in the kiosks enabled in some of the airports where Brussels Airlines operates. Choose seat and print the boarding pass up to 40 minutes before takeoff
🕗 Brussels Airlines Web Check-in
Brussels Airlines' airport desks usually close 70 minutes before departure, long-haul flights to the US and connections from Tel Aviv 90 minutes before departure. At Brussels Airport, the airline has also set up self-service machines for check-in. Or leave the queues behind and check in on the internet for your flight. Passengers can use the service from 24 hours to 1 hour before departure and must print their own boarding pass. For smartphone users, Brussels Airlines provides an optimized website. You will receive the boarding pass as a 2D barcode on your mobile phone. In the African cities of Kigali, Kinshasa and Monrovia, passengers are advised to check in at Brussels Airlines' city office to avoid long waiting times at the airport.