BRUSSELS AIRLINES CANCELS FLIGHTS FOR THOMAS COOK VACATIONS AFTER COMPANY COLLAPSES
(Posted 27th September 2019)
Brussels Airlines was quickly out of the blocks when earlier in the week the airline cancelled several flights which were due to be operated for Thomas Cook, the European travel company which last week suffered a spectacular collapse, leaving at least 150.000 passengers stuck in their destinations.
Brussels Airlines had acquired aircraft and taken on crews from Thomas Cook in Belgium as ATCNews reported at the time, while at the same time widening their European network with added – primarily – holiday destinations across the Mediterranean and the Canary islands.
In the face of the Thomas Cook collapse has Brussels Airlines reacted swiftly and is now offering a 20 percent rebate for flights to selected vacations.
Said the airline in a media release yesterday:
Brussels Airlines regrets that many Belgians saw their holiday plans cancelled after Thomas Cook Belgium and Neckermann ceased its activities. As Brussels Airlines operated most of the flights for Thomas Cook Belgium, this has led to additional availability on flights to popular holiday destinations.
In order to still make a vacation possible, the airline offers a 20% discount on flight fares in until 31 October. Travellers can book their flight using promo code “indiansummer” on brusselsairlines.com.
The discount is valid for Brussels Airlines flights operated between today and 31 October, to the following destinations:
Agadir, Alicante, Bologna, Dubrovnik, Faro, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Lanzarote, Lisbon, Marrakesh, Malaga, Milan, Porto, Rome, Turin, Tenerife, Toulouse.
Brussels Airlines reminds affected Thomas Cook Belgium / Neckermann guests who were not able to travel, that they can contact the Travel Guarantee Fund for a refund of their original travel package.
Well done Brussels Airlines, taking corporate social responsibility seriously and stepping up at this sad time for European travel and airline companies.