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After a two-year hiatus, Brussels Airlines was finally back to bringing nearly 25,000 festivalgoers of more than 130 nationalities to Tomorrowland in Boom.

On June 11,  Brussels Airlines will once again start flying between Brussels Airport and West-African destinations Conakry (Guinea) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), with three weekly flights.

As a consequence of the COVID-19 crisis, Brussels Airlines accelerated and intensified in 2020 its transformation plan Reboot Plus, in order to pave the way for a future-proof company that is able to face the competition, with a sound and healthy cost structure.   

Kim Daenen has been appointed as the new head of corporate communications at Brussels Airlines, directly reporting to Peter Gerber, CEO of the company. She hereby succeeds Wencke Lemmes who has taken up the role of head of customer experience, product and marketing since May 15. In her new role, Wencke will remain responsible for public affairs and lobbying, a function she took on recently.

Rackham, still one of the most photographed planes in the world, will be part of the Brussels Airlines fleet until 2026.

As the demand for holiday travel is expected to rise towards the summer months, Brussels Airlines wants to offer its customers attractive holiday destinations, together with its partners and tour operators. With a wide offer of holiday flights, the airline wants to provide its customers a positive outlook for the coming summer.

At the start of the winter season, 14 destinations will be included in Brussels Airlines intercontinental offer, with a sole focus being on Africa.

Brussels Airlines optimised its short-haul product and herewith closer aligns with the Lufthansa Group Network Airlines to offer its customers an even smoother travel experience.

The extremely negative impact of the coronavirus crisis on the company’s financials and the ongoing very low demand for air travel urge Brussels Airlines to take substantial and indispensable measures to guarantee the survival of the company.

Nina Öwerdieck will lead the different teams of the Brussels Airlines chief financial officer department as of July 01. Departments will include human resources; finance and controlling; IT; legal, compliance and audit; procurement and facility management as well as the PMO team responsible for the project lead of the airline’s restructuring plan ‘Reboot’.