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  • Joe Breitfeller

Brussels Airlines Takes Delivery of Their First Airbus A320neo

Brussels Airlines has taken delivery of their first of five new Airbus A320neos. The aircraft is configured in a single class 180-seat layout and features the Airspace by Airbus cabin.


Brussels Airlines Takes Delivery of Their First of Five New Airbus A320neos, Registration OO-SBA, on Wednesday, November 1st, 2023 - Courtesy Airbus

On Wednesday (November 1st, 2023), Airbus announced that Brussels Airlines has taken delivery of their first of five new Airbus A320neos as part of their ongoing fleet renewal program. The new aircraft, registration OO-SBA, is configured in a single class 180-seat layout and features the roomy, comfortable Airspace by Airbus cabin. The A320neo joins Brussels Airlines’ all Airbus fleet of 43 aircraft, including 34 Airbus A320 Family and nine A330-300s.


In a separate press release from the carrier on Wednesday, Brussels Airlines’ CEO, Dorothea von Boxberg, said,


“It is crucial for us to modernize our fleet to be able to reduce our carbon footprint. The A320neo reduces both noise and CO2 footprint significantly compared to the current generation of A320s. We are happy to get the first brand-new aircraft directly from Airbus in Toulouse, to be followed by 4 more by the end of next year. This is a milestone in our history, so today is really a moment of pride.


“Brussels Airlines has worked hard on becoming profitable. The first brand-new aircraft for our airline shows the continued support and trust of Lufthansa Group in our team. I would like to thank all our team members working on making Brussels Airlines successful – whether they offer excellent customer service or help in making us more effective. We’ve come a long way at Brussels Airlines, and we are happy that we start picking the fruit of our work.”


The Airbus A320neo combines the latest technologies, including new generation CFM LEAP-1A engines and Sharklets to deliver a fuel burn and emissions reduction of at least 20 percent, as well as a 50 percent smaller noise footprint, compared to previous generation aircraft. To date, the A320 Family has received over 9,700 orders from more than 130 global customers, making it the world’s most popular aircraft.



Brussels Airlines' New Airbus A320neo, Registration OO-SBA, 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(s): Airbus/Brussels Airlines

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