Monday 15 February saw the first flight of Brussels Airlines from Nuremberg to Brussels, which according to FlightRadar24.com arrived 13 minutes early. However, the route will not be flown by Brussels Airlines’ own Airbus fleet but rather by bmi regional using an ERJ 145. Preparing to cut the Atomium-inspired cake are: Helmut Gläser, Country Manager Germany, Brussels Airlines; Markus Söder, Bavarian State Minister of Finance); and Michael Hupe, Managing Director, Nuremberg International Airport.
- Brussels Airlines on 15 February launched direct flights between its Brussels (BRU) hub and Nuremberg (NUE). The Star Alliance carrier will operate the 492-kilometre sector six times weekly, with the flights being operated by bmi regional ERJ 145s. No other carrier currently serves the city pair directly. Nuremberg becomes Brussels Airlines’ fifth destination in Germany, with the carrier already serving Berlin Tegel, Bremen, Hamburg and Hannover according to OAG Schedules Analyser data while fellow Star Alliance carrier Lufthansa serves the Frankfurt and Munich markets from the Belgian capital.