Brussels Airlines Announces Summer 2021 Schedule Featuring 78 Destinations
The Belgian carrier’s summer 2021 schedule will focus on popular holiday destinations and will include 60 short and medium-haul routes as well as 18 intercontinental destinations. Brussels Airlines will also launch service between Brussels and Frankfurt from August 2021.
Today (February 24, 2021), Brussels Airlines announced their summer 2021 schedule, which focuses on popular leisure destinations. The schedule will include 78 destinations with 60 short and medium-haul routes to holiday hotspots in Greece, Portugal and Spain, as well as 18 intercontinental destinations in Africa and North America. Currently, Brussels Airlines is operating flights to nearly all their African destinations, while offering reduced capacity in Europe, limited to feeder flights for their African network. Starting in April, the carrier will progressively reopen their European network, focusing on holiday travel. Some of the first routes to be reopened will include Alicante, Athens, Barcelona, Bilbao, Bologna, Budapest, Catania, Faro, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Kos, Krakow, Lisbon, Madrid, Malaga, Napoli, Nice, Oslo, Porto, Prague, Rome, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Tenerife, Valencia, Vilnius and Warsaw.
From May, Brussels Airlines will add service to Dubrovnik, Edinburgh, Ibiza, Milan-Linate, Moscow, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Split and Vienna. June will see increased frequencies, as well as new destinations such as Bari, Birmingham, Corfu, Florence, Gothenburg, Saint Petersburg, Yerevan and Zakynthos. Starting June 14, 2021, the carrier will resume service to Washington D.C. and New York, followed by Montreal on June 15th – the first North-Atlantic flights operated by the airline since March 21, 2020.
Brussels Airlines also plans on gradually increasing frequencies on their robust African network from mid-June with daily service to West African destinations including Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Accra (Ghana), Banjul (Gambia), and Dakar (Senegal). The carrier also plans daily service to destinations in Central and East Africa including Doula and Yaoundé (Cameroon), Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo), and Entebbe (Uganda). From June 15, 2021, Brussels Airlines will also increase service to Luanda (Angola) to three-times weekly.
Additionally, Brussels Airlines will launch all new service between Brussels and Frankfurt, a route currently operated by Lufthansa. Starting August 2, 2021, the airline will takeover two daily flights on the route, providing seamless connectivity to Lufthansa’s global network via Frankfurt, while increasing travel opportunities for guests departing Frankfurt to connect to Brussels Airlines’ African network. All the airline’s flights offer unlimited free rebooking through May 2021, after which time, one more free rebooking will be permitted. Customers may be responsible for fare differences if the original booking class is no longer available, when rebooking to a different date or destination.
Source: Brussels Airlines