#BrusselsAirlines makes inaugural landing at new BER airport in Berlin

BRUSSELS AIRLINES SWITCHES BERLIN FLIGHTS TO NEW BER AIRPORT

(Posted 10th November 2020)

  • As of today, Brussels Airlines moves its operations from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Berlin’s new Brandenburg Airport (BER).
  • The Belgian airline moves under one roof with the other Lufthansa Group airlines (Austrian, Lufthansa and SWISS) at the Check-In area
  • SN2581 lands in BER at 11.00, local time.

Berlin Brandenburg Airport “Willy Brandt” (BER), named after former West Berlin mayor and West German chancellor Willy Brandt, opened its doors on October 31st. Following Austrian, Lufthansa and Swiss, today also Brussels Airlines moved its Berlin flights from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Berlin’s new Brandenburg Airport (BER).

While the demand for point to point air travel is currently at a low level following the continuously changing travel restrictions and quarantine regulations, flights to and from Africa are stable. Therefore, feeding and de-feeding flights, like the ones to and from Berlin, remain an important part of the airline’s activities. Brussels Airlines plans to connect Brussels Airport and Berlin Brandenburg Airport three to five times a week, offering a convenient scheme for point-to-point travellers as well as attractive connections with amongst others Accra (Ghana), Entebbe (Uganda), Banjul (Gambia) and Dakar (Senegal).

A centrally organized security checkpoint, modern technology in the control lanes and more spacious terminals promise great convenience at the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport. A highlight is the 694 square meter Lufthansa Lounge, located in the northern part of the Main Pier and offering an exclusive apron view of the Berlin skyline. Passengers travelling on Lufthansa Group Airlines with Business Class Ticket, Frequent Traveller, Senator or Star Alliance Gold Status can relax, refresh or work in peace in the Lufthansa Lounge with separate Senator and Business areas before their flight.

Brussels Airlines operates flights to two destinations in Germany: Berlin & Hamburg.

Meanwhile is Brussels Airlines eyeing an increase of flights to Entebbe in Uganda to three a week in December, with two of the services routing on to Kigali / Rwanda while the third flight will route to Bujumbura.

The airline presently, after resuming flights in early October, serves the route to Entebbe twice a week.

Brussels Airlines connects the capital of Europe to more than 70 destinations, 15 of which are in Africa. Moreover, Brussels Airlines presently offers 54 destinations in Europe and 2 in North America. The company currently employs 3,300 employees and operates 38 aircraft.

In view of the global coronavirus pandemic, Brussels Airlines has committed itself to the strictest health safety measures in aviation worldwide, following the recommendations of EASA (European Air Safety Agency). Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Belgian airline operates an adapted flight schedule that is based on market demand and that takes into account the travel restrictions of the different authorities.

Thanks to its no-compromise positioning, Brussels Airlines combines competitive all-flexible fares with the highest service quality. With yearly changing Belgian Star Chefs, its wide offer of Belgian food and drinks and the six Belgian Icons, Brussels Airlines is acting as a real ambassador of its country, bringing the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world.

Creating over 40.000 direct and indirect jobs, Brussels Airlines plays an important role in the Belgian economy and is part of Belgium’s second largest economic engine: its hub at Brussels Airport. In 2019, the airline transported over 10 million passengers to, from and via Brussels Airport.

Brussels Airlines offers cargo capacity on all its flights, commercialized by Lufthansa Cargo. The airline also handles the daily maintenance of its aircraft fleet.

Brussels Airlines is one of the four Lufthansa Group network airlines (Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss) and member of Star Alliance. The company was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

More information on brusselsairlines.com

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