Brussels Airlines to update its fleet
The Belgian flag carrier Brussels Airlines has unveiled plans for a thorough modernisation of its fleet. The airline also intends to serve new destinations.
By 2016 Brussels Airlines plans to replace its smaller AVRO jets by larger Airbus craft.
The company also intends to acquire an Airbus A330 for long haul destinations.
New European destinations are also on the cards and could be announced at a news conference on Thursday.
Brussels Airlines faces a new challenge after the low cost airline Ryanair announced plans to offer flights from Brussels Zaventem Airport.
The carrier is also experiencing increased competition from Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines and Air France KLM on its lucrative African routes.
Brussels Airlines has just reached an accord on the modernisation with the German carrier Lufthansa that with a 45 percent stake in the company is the Belgian flag carrier's largest shareholder.
Flandersnews.be / Expatica