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Brussels Airlines’ Maiden Airbus A320neo Flight Takes off for Vienna

Brussels Airlines celebrated the maiden flight of their first Airbus A320neo with service from Brussels to Vienna on Tuesday, December 12, 2023.  Guests onboard flight SN2095 were surprised with a special gift to commemorate the occasion.

Brussels Airlines' First Airbus A320neo Enters Passenger Revenue Service on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 - Courtesy Brussels Airlines

On Tuesday (December 12, 2023), Brussels Airlines announced the launch of the maiden flight with their first Airbus A320neo, registration OO-SBA.  The inaugural flight, SN2905, departed Brussels for Vienna at 15:45 local time, and guests onboard were surprised with a special gift, a birth card and ‘suikerbonen/dragées, traditional chocolates that are distributed to celebrate a birth in Belgium.  The new aircraft was delivered to the carrier on November 1st, with Brussels Airlines’ Maintenance and Engineering team performing the last trims and finishes prior to Tuesday’s maiden flight. 

The new A320neo is the very first-ever brand new aircraft delivered to Brussels Airlines.

Thanks to new generation engines and advanced Sharklets, the Airbus A320neo offers a fuel and emissions reduction of 20 percent, as well as a 50 percent smaller noise footprint compared to previous generation aircraft.  The aircraft also features a roomy cabin, 40 percent larger overhead bins and a modern LED lighting system.

Brussels Airlines' Maiden Flight of Their First Airbus A320neo Takes Flight from Brussels for Vienna on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 - Courtesy Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines is the national carrier of Belgium and a member of the Lufthansa Group.  The carrier connects the European capital to over 85 destinations including 18 in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Brussels Airlines operates a fleet of 43 aircraft including 34 Airbus A320 Family and nine A330-300s.  The airline has 3,200 team members and supports over 40,000 direct and indirect jobs.  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, Brussels Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance and is 100 percent owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.


Source: Brussels Airlines


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