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  • Joe Breitfeller

Brussels Airlines Launches Summer 2021 Holiday Offer, With New Service to Bari in Puglia, Italy

For summer 2021, the carrier will serve traditional summer favorites and will add Bari in Puglia, Italy as a new destination. Brussels Airlines will add more flights to the Greek and Spanish Islands and continue to serve Italy, Portugal and Croatia.

Brussels Airlines Airbus A319 - Courtesy Brussels Airlines

On Wednesday (December 16, 2020), Brussels Airlines launched their summer 2021 holiday offer with increased service to popular destinations and all new service to Bari in Puglia, Italy. Since Belgians traditionally start planning their summer holidays in December and January, tickets for summer 2021 travel can now be booked on the airline’s website or through travel agencies.

From May through September, Brussels Airlines will offer twice-weekly service to Bari, in the southern Italian region of Puglia, which will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Outside of Bari, visitors can explore the Puglia region. The area is known as the heel of the boot-shaped peninsula and offers an azure blue coastline and breathtaking landscapes. Puglia is the largest region in Italy for olive oil production and offers endless vistas of olive groves. Holidaymakers can enjoy the baroque buildings of Lecce, known as the Florence of the south, the magnificent white town of Ostuni, La Grotta Delle Poesia, Trulli and more.

Commenting on the carrier’s summer 2021 schedule, Brussels Airlines’ Head of Network Planning, David Lyssens, said,

“2020 was a very difficult year for tourism and aviation. We hope that in 2021, we will be able to expand our world again as we look forward to start travelling again. For our holidaymakers, we have already added a nice selection of summer destinations to our portfolio, meeting the demand we expect in the market. With this, we show that we remain a strong player in the leisure market.”

In addition to the new service to Bari, Brussels Airlines will increase service to popular leisure destinations from March 2021. For example, the carrier will offer several weekly flights to the Greek islands Corfu, Kos, Crete (Heraklion), Rhodes and Zakynthos, as well as the Spanish islands of Ibiza, Las Palmas, Mallorca and Tenerife.

Brussels Airlines Launches Summer 2021 Leisure Schedule - Courtesy Brussels Airlines

Athens will also be served six times weekly and the Spanish mainland destinations of Alicante and Valencia will be offered up to five times weekly. Throughout summer, Brussels Airlines will offer three daily flights to Nice and 15 weekly flights to Malaga. For guests wishing to visit Italy or Portugal, the carrier will offer several weekly flights to Catania, Florence, Naples, Olbia and Palermo, along with twice-daily flights to Lisbon and Porto, as well as daily service to Faro. Additionally, the airline will offer twice-weekly service to Dubrovnik and one weekly fight to Split in Croatia next summer. Naturally, the carrier will continue to offer service to their usual network destinations.

Brussels Airlines is the national carrier of Belgium and a member of the Lufthansa Group. The airline serves over 70 destinations from the European capital including 54 European, 15 African and two North American cities. Brussels Airlines has 3,300 employees and typically operates around 250 daily flights with a fleet of 38 aircraft, serving over 10 million guests annually. The carrier offers competitive fares and the highest levels of service quality, including bespoke onboard meals curated by yearly changing ‘Belgian Star Chefs.’ Founded in 2002, the airline is a member of the Star Alliance and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

Source: Brussels Airlines

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