#BrusselsAirlines flies ‘Red Flames’ to European Championship in the UK

(Posted 06th July 2022)

Today, Brussels Airlines’ Trident brings the Belgian national football team, the Red Flames and its delegation to Manchester for the European Championship in England. As the official airline of the Red Flames, Brussels Airlines is proud to bring the women’s team to the European Championship for the first time.

On board of flight SN1045 are the 23 selected players, accompanied by coach Ives Serneels, the Belgian Football Federation staff and a delegation of Belgian media. Trident took off at 11.30 am and has arrived in Manchester at 11.40 local time.

Said Peter Gerber, CEO of Brussels Airlines:

As Belgium’s home carrier it is our honour to bring the Red Flames to such an important tournament. I am a big fan of the team myself and hope they will return with us to Belgium as late as possible, with the trophy. I call upon everyone at Brussels Airlines and all Belgians to cheer them on with every fibre of their being.”

Manu Lerov, the Marketing and Communications Director of the Royal Belgian Football Association added his own voice when he said:

We are very happy to have in Brussels Airlines a partner that allows our Red Flames and their staff to travel on the same plane as the Belgian Red Devils. Thanks to these ideal flight conditions, our team will arrive in England in the best possible way just a few days before their first game of the European Championship.

It is the second time the Red Flames have qualified for the European Championship and the first time Brussels Airlines is flying them to the tournament, as the last time they were qualified the tournament took place in the Netherlands.

The Belgian women’s football team is part of Group D and will be playing their first match against Iceland on Sunday 10th July.

Follow their adventure here.

Among other Brussels Airlines branded Airbus A320’s are:

Passengers from Brussels Airlines East African destinations Entebbe, Bujumbura and Kigali, but in fact from all destinations, who are flying via Brussels, will often see these iconic aircraft either parked, taxiing or maybe even fly on them enroute to their final destination somewhere in Europe.