Published on : Monday, December 3, 2018
Brussels Airlines to operate long-haul aircraft that are owned instead of leased. In the tenure of 25 years, its first A330 fleet with tail number OO-SFN successfully left the Brussels Airlines fleet. It will help it offer its customers even more comfort, quieter, more efficient and environmentally friendlier planes.
The new A330 program will gradually take place in the upcoming months and will be finalised by the start of 2020.
The airline is also investing in an entirely new cabin interior for all three travel classes. It will enhance on-board comfort and travel experience on all international flights to Africa and the North Atlantic.
Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa analysed the current and future intercontinental network of the Brussels based carrier as well as at its capacity needs for both passengers and cargo and the available aircraft types on the market. After analysis they decided to choose the A330-300 CEO series. It offers higher maximum take-off weight, offering more freight capacity.
The CEO aircraft will be equipped with Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines.
This type of engine consumes less fuel and emits less noise and CO2, is already in use at several other Lufthansa Group airlines.