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Brussels Airlines reconnects Bristol Airport with Brussels Airport

Created: 16th Jul 2019

The Belgian airline will connect Bristol with Brussels 12 times a week. The first flight from Bristol to Brussels will take off on September 1st. Brussels Airlines offers daily flights between five airports in the UK the capital of Europe.

Brussels Airlines reconnects Bristol Airport with Brussels Airport
The connection between Bristol Airport and Brussels Airport is not entirely new, as wetlease partner flybmi used to operate this route for Brussels Airlines until February this year. As the connection between both cities remains of strategic importance to the airline, Brussels Airlines now reconnects both airports with its wet lease operator CityJet. The first flight to Brussels takes off on September 1st. As from then, the airline operates the route six times a week until October 27th, when the airline increases its frequencies to 12 weekly flights.

Andreas Koester Senior Director Sales for the UK, Ireland and Iceland Lufthansa Group said: 

“The new connection between Bristol and Brussels is an important expansion to the Lufthansa Group network in the UK, where we offer flights to the European mainland out of 12 different airports. With two flights daily out of Bristol, Brussels Airlines offers point-to-point passengers a flexible schedule and create a broad range of possibilities for passengers connecting to one of the many other destinations in our network.”

Nigel Scott, Business Development Director, Bristol Airport said:

“We are delighted Brussels Airlines will be returning to Bristol Airport and operating flights between Bristol and Brussels, the route will also offer extensive onward connectivity options for passengers. The service will appeal to passengers whether travelling for business or leisure. It offers opportunities for inbound visitors using Bristol as a gateway to the region. With frequent travel connections, inbound tourists will be able to experience the vibrant cities of Bristol and Bath, and the host of iconic tourist attractions and beautiful coastline we have in the region. We look forward to developing our close partnership with Brussels Airlines further in the future.

Brussels Airlines now connects five cities in the UK with Brussels, the capital of Europe. Next to Bristol, the airline’s network also includes Birmingham, Edinburgh, London and Manchester.

Next to its creative and media industry, Bristol is famous for its expertise in aerospace, with a large Airbus facility in Filton, close to the city. Therefore, the reopened route between Bristol and Brussels also offers a connection between Bristol’s Airbus facility and those of Toulouse and Hamburg. The relaunch of the Bristol route responds to the demand in the region and the need to operate a service between these two key cities.

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