After many difficult months of travel restrictions and even travel bans, Brussels Airport, and home carriers Brussels Airlines and TUI are ready for the summer season. Particular attention will be paid to safety, with sanitary measures at the airport and onboard the aircraft constantly strengthened and updated. 95% of travelers leave Brussels Airport with a negative PCR test. As to the network served, Brussels Airlines will operate flights to 78 destinations and TUI to 75 destinations.
In response to the pandemic, Brussels Airport has reiterated its ambition to be one of the best airports in Europe airport with the highest quality standards. With Brussels Airlines, TUI and all its partners, Brussels Airport has worked tirelessly to welcome a growing number of passengers eager to travel over the coming weeks and months and offer them a wide range of destinations.
The fact that 95% of our departing passengers have been tested, confirms that Brussels Airport offers a healthy and safe environment for its passengers. It is important that traveling once again becomes a pleasurable experience for allArnaud Feist, CEO of Brussels Airport
The many sanitary measures that have been in place for over a year at the airport, such as cleaning, ventilation and social distancing, have been further reinforced. Particular attention has been paid to flow management, especially on busy days, with the creation of additional waiting areas on the curb outside the departure hall. In practice, tents will be installed in the next few days on the curb, to accommodate passengers when the check-in area becomes too crowded. This is to avoid the formation of queues and respect social distancing as well as possible.
More than ever, and awaiting the generalization of vaccination, testing remains the key element for safe travel. 95% of passengers flying out of Brussels Airport have a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old, as required by the destination countries. These tests can be performed at Brussels Airport itself, in one of two centers available to passengers.
78 destinations for Brussels Airlines
While preparing for a busy and successful summer, Brussels Airlines too highlights the importance of safe and accessible travel.
The weekly increasing booking figures show us very clearly that Belgians are eager to travel again. Brussels Airlines has developed a diverse holiday offer with both traditional and new destinationsPeter Gerber, CEO and CCO of Brussels Airlines
To ensure that all passengers can plan their trip with peace of mind, Brussels Airlines is extending the free rebooking policy, said Gerber. “Brussels Airlines passengers can rebook their tickets to a new destination and/or new travel dates without paying a rebooking fee.”
And while more and more countries are turning orange or green and the demand for travel is picking up, Gerber stressed the importance of harmonizing the rules. “It is important for so many to be able to enjoy a holiday again or to visit friends or relatives, making it all the more important to make travel accessible to everyone. Accepting quick tests as is already the case in some neighboring countries would be a step in the right direction. Next to that we also look forward to including the digital green certificate into the customer journey.”
75 destinations for TUI fly
TUI fly, TUI Belgium’s airline and for years the well-known brand for leisure travel to sunny destinations, has had to limit its offer to a selection of European airports. The increasing number of zones in Europe that are changing from red to orange, gives the airline a positive outlook for this summer. For non-European destinations, we will have to wait and see what the summer and autumn will bring.
At TUI, we will soon be facing a traditionally busy vacation season in the southGunther Hofman, Managing Director TUI fly Western Region