Germany | August 11, 2015– Brussels Airlines will continue working with the SchedConnect codeshare management solution from Lufthansa Systems. The two companies recently renewed their agreement for another five years. This confirms the customer’s satisfaction with the IT solution from Lufthansa Systems. The proven codeshare management system also offers several new functionalities. Among other things, SchedConnect will make it possible to integrate the new Altea passenger service system (PSS) which is being used by Brussels Airlines.

SchedConnect calculates the optimal codeshare connections for the respective airline on a daily basis. To do this, the system processes schedule data from more than 150 airlines worldwide. If a minimum connecting time fails to be met due to a schedule change or a partner flight is canceled, the system automatically assigns the marketing flight number to another suitable connecting flight from the partner. Changes are sent through the reservation systems to travel agents and customers as well as to the operative and passenger-related systems of the airlines involved. The SchedConnect IT solution therefore offers a high degree of automation.

Brussels Airlines is the leading Belgian airline and a member of the Star Alliance. The airline offers flights to more than 90 destinations in Europe, North America and Africa. Brussels Airlines operates more than 300 flights daily with a fleet of 49 aircraft.

  • Airbus & Toulouse airport welcome a Brussels Airlines A320 with unique Tintin livery

Toulouse, France | March 16, 2015– An A320 of Brussels Airlines with a special livery inspired by the Tintin comic book “Red Rackham’s treasure” has landed today at Toulouse-Blagnac airport. The livery was unveiled at the airlines’ Brussels Airport home base in Belgium. The aircraft is named “Rackham” after one of Tintin’s most popular adventures.
The unique livery represents a great black shark, based on the shark shaped submarine invented by popular character Professeur Tournesol in the comic. The painting was carried out by aircraft paint artist Andre Eisele in Ostrava, Czech Republic and took 1,500 man hours in total. The special livery will remain until 2019.

Brussels Airlines is proud to be an ambassador taking Belgian culture around the world. The Tintin livery was developed with Moulinsart, who are custodians of Hergé’s oeuvre, the famous Belgian comic book artist who created Tintin.

Brussels Airlines operates a fleet including 32 Airbus aircraft, 24 single-aisle aircraft and 8 A330s. The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with more than 11,500 orders to date and over 6,400 aircraft delivered.

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