Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines, a member of the Lufthansa Group, and part of Star Alliance since December 2009, is the leading Belgian airline operating out of the capital of Europe.

With flights to European-, African-, North-American and Indian destinations, Brussels Airlines offers an excellent network for travel to, from and via its hub at Brussels Airport. Brussels Airlines further completes its network offer thanks to a close cooperation with other Star Alliance member airlines who operate to/from Brussels Airport. On its long-haul flights, the airline offers a Business Class with full flatbeds and state-of-the-art inflight entertainment, as well as an Economy Class with ergonomic seats and individual inflight entertainment touchscreens. On its European routes, Brussels Airlines offers the choice between four travel experiences: the economy class solutions Check&Go, Light&Relax, Flex&Fast and the business class option Bizz&Class.

The long-haul flight map (currently 20 destinations) expands in 2017 with a new direct service to Mumbai (Brussels Airlines first destination in India) and several new medium destinations (Yerevan, Funchal, Rhodos, Comiso).

Facts & Figures

Dec 2009 Joined Star Alliance

93 Airports Served

280 Daily Departures

49 Aircraft

Bernard Gustin CEO, Brussels Airlines

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Bernard Gustin CEO, Brussels Airlines

In 1991, Bernard Gustin finished his study as commercial engineer at I.C.H.E.C. (Institut Catholique des Hautes Etudes Commerciales) in Brussels, followed by a postgraduate in International Comparative Management at I.C.H.E.C. and the Loyala College of Maryland in Baltimore.

In 1994, Bernard Gustin made his M.B.A. at the Solvay Business School (V.U.B.) in Brussels.

Gustin started his professional career in 1993 with Procter & Gamble. He left the company as Finance Manager Benelux and joined Arthur D. Little in 1999.

During his career with ADL, Gustin was partner and member of the Arthur D. Little Benelux Management Committee as well as Head of the Travel and Transport Practice.

In this position, he wrote the business plan of Sabena's successor SN Brussels Airlines and he played a key-role in the merger between SN Brussels Airlines and Virgin Express.

In 2008 Bernard Gustin was appointed CEO of "Brussels Airlines". During the first year he concluded the partnership between “Brussels Airlines” and the "Lufthansa Group" and the entrance of the Belgian airline into the global airline partnership "Star Alliance".

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Full Facts & Figures

Joined Star Alliance Dec 2009
Airports Served 93
Daily Departures 280
Aircraft 49
Frequent Flyer Programme Miles & More
Passengers Annually 7.5 m
Countries Served 39
Hub Airport(s) Brussels
Revenue Passenger KM 12.23 bn
Sales Revenue (in US$) 1.398 BUSD
Employees 3,400
Aircraft Types A330-200/300, A319; A320, AVRO RJ100, DH8-Q400
Updated As Of Nov 2016