Brussels Airlines’ Brussels to Washington Dulles
Brussels Airport’s marketing team posed for a commemorative picture with the award-winning sweet replica of the Capitol Hill, that was baked to welcome Brussels Airlines’ inaugural service to the US capital.
CEOs of Brussels Airport, Arnaud Feist; and Brussels Airlines, Bernard Gustin; as well as Etienne Davignon, Brussels Airlines’ Chairman of the Board, performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony prior to the airline’s maiden Washington-bound departure.
- Brussels Airlines commenced services on its second route from Brussels (BRU) to the US, as it launched flights to Washington, DC (IAD) on 18 June, almost exactly a year after the start of its New York JFK route. Previously served by SABENA 12 years ago, the route connects two important Star Alliance hubs creating dozens of new possibilities. Brussels Airlines’ CEO, Bernard Gustin, “In four years we have doubled our long haul fleet from four to eight aircraft. We have added four intercontinental destinations to our network and have increased flight frequencies on several routes. The launch of Washington is part of our strategy to operate the most important intercontinental destinations from Brussels Airport ourselves, to offer passengers a comfortable and direct travel option.”