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Brussels Airlines launches direct flights between Brussels and Washington

Starting 18 June Brussels Airlines will operate direct flights between Brussels Airport and Washington Dulles. The American capital will be served 5 times per week. Thanks to the flight schedule passengers will be able to connect smoothly to many other US Destinations with Star Alliance partner UNITED.

After the successful launch of a daily service to New York last year, Brussels Airlines launches a second trans-Atlantic destination, Washington Dulles International Airport. There is a big market demand for flights between the European and the US capital, with Washington being the third most important intercontinental destination in the Belgian market, in terms of passenger numbers.

“We are extremely happy to be expanding Brussels Airlines’ intercontinental network and to be able to further reinforce our presence at the American East Coast”, says Brussels Airlines CEO Bernard Gustin. “With this new flight we're not only aiming at passengers flying to Washington or Brussels, but we are connecting the entire Brussels Airlines network with Washington and with the extended US network of our partner UNITED. Thanks to our own flights to Washington and New York and thanks to our cooperation with Star Alliance partners UNITED and Lufthansa we will offer more than ever the best travel possibilities to the United States.”

While Washington is mostly known for the White House, Capitol Hill and the Pentagon, the city and the region have much more to offer for tourists, like the world renowned Smithsonian Museums, the National Mall, Arlington, the botanical gardens and the many libraries. Washington is also an important university city.

Brussels Airlines will operate 5 flights per week to Washington with Airbus A330 aircraft. Passengers can expect the new Brussels Airlines product with full flat beds in Business Class, ergonomic seats in Economy Class and state of the art in-flight entertainment in both classes. These new cabins were introduced only a few months ago and are already being quoted by the industry as one of the best trans-Atlantic travel products. Passengers flying to and from Washington will be able to earn and spend Miles & More miles.

Flight schedule (in local times)

Flight n Departure Arrival Days
SN515 Brussels 17:30 Washington 20:15  2/4/5/6/7
SN516 Washington 22:35   Brussels 12:10 2/4/5/6/7

(flight time: 8 hours and 45 minutes)

With a late afternoon departure from Brussels Airport, passengers will arrive in Washington in the early evening. Thanks to the cooperation with partner airline UNITED they can smoothly connect to 44 destinations in the United States and Canada, including Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver and Orlando. The Brussels-Washington flight also connects smoothly with Brussels Airlines’ European flights, including important cities like Berlin, Copenhagen, Madrid, Milan, Hamburg, Nice and Toulouse. The Washington flight times also allow connections with the African network to Abidjan, Cotonou, Yaounde, Douala and Lomé, among others.

Departure flexibility

Thanks to the cooperation between Brussels Airlines and UNITED Brussels will be connected to Washington 12 times per week starting as from 18 June. Passengers can combine both flights, which offers more departure flexibility and more connection possibilities.

To make this new trans-Atlantic service possible, Brussels Airlines will add an additional (the 8th) Airbus A330 to its long haul fleet.