Brussels Airlines has announced via a press release that it will be renovating its fleet during the course of 2018 and 2019.
In particular, the Belgian carrier will be replacing seven of its ten A330s with 7 factory-new A330-300s. The aircraft will be equipped with Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines, enhancing borh in-house fleet commonality and with the Lufthansa Group, which owns the airline and many more that already operate Trent 700-equipped A330s.
The decision comes after months of studies together with the Lufthansa Group, which have come up with new A330-300CEOs as the perfect aircraft for the airline’s long-haul business, both passengers and freight, on a commercial, economic and operational point of view.
The CEO of Brussels Airlines, Bernard Gustin, said:
“Just a few months after the complete acquisition of Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, on behalf of the Eurowings Group, takes an important investment decision, confirming its confidence in the sustainable future and development of Brussels Airlines in general and its successful long-haul operations in particular. This is the largest investment project in Brussels Airlines’ 15-year history. Thanks to this fleet replacement project, we will be able to offer our customers even more comfort, with quieter, more efficient and even more environmental friendly aircraft. Also in terms of the on-board service, we wish to offer our guests a unique travel experience in an exclusive Business Class, a revamped Economy Privilege and a new Economy Class. In our efforts to continuously improve our offering in our Brussels hub, we want to offer our guests a travel experience that really makes them feel at home and our crews the possibility to go the extra smile that our guests deserve every day.”
The aircraft will be in a three-class configuration featuring Business Class, Economy Privilege and Economy Class. Deliveries will run throughout the 2018-2019 period.