Brussels Airlines now runs year-round flights to and from Washington, D.C. to Brussels, Belgium. The new service that began last week moves the air carrier’s capacity on this important route from a seasonal flight to year-round service.
Currently, the airline is flying the route four times per week. Brussels Airlines flight SN515 departs from Brussels at 10:15 am with an A330-200 aircraft and arrives in Washington D.C. at 01:00 pm. The return flight, SN516, departs from Dulles International Airport at 06:10 pm and arrives in Brussels at 07:45 am on the following day. All times are local.
Beginning March 29, 2020, Belgium’s home air carrier will increase the frequency of its Washington, D.C. route to a daily operation. The daily service will also be operated with an Airbus 330-200 aircraft with 22 Business Class seats, 21 Premium Economy Class seats and 212 Economy Class seats.
“North America continues to be one of our most important global regions and Brussels Airlines’ increased flight capacity clearly reflects the Lufthansa Group’s strong commitment to the U.S. market,” said Frank Naeve, Vice President of Sales, The Americas, Lufthansa Group, “With Brussels Airlines’ unique offering of 84 weekly flights and service to 17 destinations in Sub-Saharan Africa – a continent the airline considers its second home – Washingtonians will now be able to visit this spectacular region with great ease, all while experiencing Brussels Airlines premium product and personalized customer service.” Besides Africa, Brussels Airlines offers 65 destinations in Europe, three in North America and Tel Aviv.
“A relaxed atmosphere, extra personal space and an enhanced culinary experience are key features that contribute to this experience,” said Christophe Allard, Director North America, Brussels Airlines.
The airline’s A330 long-haul fleet offers customers a high-standard on-board experience in all three classes. The new Premium Economy Class is completely separated from the other classes, creating a quiet and relaxed environment with soft purple and blue colors. A premium seat with increased private space, comfortable cushioning and an expanded armrest allow passengers to travel undisturbed. A 38” seat pitch (23% more legroom compared to Economy Class), a wider seat with a bigger headrest and a generous 40° seat recline allow for a relaxing sleep. It’s warm and joyful design with a red touch is a signature of the Brussels Airlines brand.
The 13.3” HD screen is one of the largest HD Premium Economy screens in Europe. A large table includes AC & USB power plugs, so guests can stay productive throughout their flight. Beyond the upgraded culinary experience, a water bottle and hot towel, and later during westbound daylight flights, ice cream as a movie snack remain standard.