Brussels Airlines is Belgium’s national airline. Homeport and the main airport is an international airport located in Zaventem, 11 km northeast of Brussels. It is considered a metropolitan airport. The airline was founded on November 7, 2006, and began operations on March 25, 2007. Included in the Star Alliance Aviation Alliance.
The route network has about 100 destinations in the cities of Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America.
In 2009, Lufthansa acquired a 45% stake in the airline, and in 2017 acquired the remainder of the company.
Brussels Airlines planes are configured mainly in a single-class cockpit, but some long-haul airliners used for intercontinental flights have 2 classes – business and economic.
According to the influential British consulting agency SKYTRAX, specializing in the study of the quality of services provided by various air carriers, the airlines were awarded three stars.
As of January 26, 2020, there are 54 airliners in the Brussels Airlines fleet, another 5 are ordered. The average age of the aircraft is 15.3 years.
The oldest is Airbus A330-300, with a tail number – OO-SFO. His age is 25.0 years. The newest is the Airbus A330-300, with tail number OO-SFF. He is 8.6 years old.