Brussels Airlines Grows Sun Destination Schedules This Winter

Brussels Airlines is adding winter sun destinations to its schedule following a summer of rain in Belgium and demand for flights to southern European holiday destinations. After increased interest from customers and travel agents, Brussels Airlines has decided to add flights to popular winter sun getaways.

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Brussels Airlines is adding three new winter sun destinations. Photo: Brussels Airlines

Starting September 30, Brussels Airlines will offer two flights a week from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) in the North African country of Morocco. The three-hour 30 minute long flights will depart Brussels on a Thursday and Sunday.

About Marrakech

Located on the edge of the Sahara Desert, Marrakech is a thriving metropolis with hundreds of years of history. Known for its souks, spices, and snake charmers, Marrakech is a city comprised of a labyrinth of twisty alleyways that are nearly impossible to navigate. A million miles away culturally, yet so close to Europe, Marrakech offers northern visitors the chance to delve into another world while soaking up the winter sunshine.

Starting October 31, 2021, Brussels Airlines is returning to the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada. Flights from BRU to Hurghada International Airport (HRG) will depart on a Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.

About Hurghada

Blessed with beautiful beaches and crystal clear water Hurghada one of Egypt’s most popular tourist destinations. Like Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada was a tiny fishing village before tourists discovered it searching for winter sun. Today, Hurghada offers visitors the chance to dive on coral reefs and is within reach of the main tourist attractions of the Nile Valley.

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Hurghada is a resort town on the Red Sea. Photo: Brussels Airlines

Starting October 31, 2021, Brussels Airlines will strengthen its presence in Spain’s Canary Islands by introducing non-stop flights to Lanzarote. The flights to Lanzarote Airport (ACE) will depart BRU on a Thursday and Saturday. Brussels Airlines also flies to Tenerife and Gran Canaria and plans to increase frequencies to all its Canary Island destinations to coincide with Belgium school holidays.

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About Lanzarote

Synonymous with volcanoes and lava fields, Lanzarote is the most northerly of the Canary Islands and less developed than the islands to the south. As a biosphere reserve Lanzarote pays special attention to nature, allowing its residents to live in harmony with the surrounding nature. While people looking for a beach holiday will be more than happy with the hotels on the Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen, and Costa Teguise, Lanzarote is an island best explored by car.

Brussels Airlines is the national flag carrier of Belgium and is based at Brussels Airport (BRU). The carrier flies to 70 destinations from the heart of Europe and employs around 3,100 staff. According to the aviation data and statistics website ch-aviation Brussels Airlines fleet is comprised of the following aircraft:

  • 17 x Airbus A319-100s
  • 16 x Airbus A320-200s
  • 12 x Airbus A330-300s
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Lanzarote is a volcanic island off the coast of Morocco. Photo: Brussels Airlines

While all three new destinations provide winter sun, Marrakech is more suitable for people looking for a weekend getaway rather than a beach holiday. The weather in the Canary Islands is described as being one of eternal spring, which makes the Red Sea resort of Hurghada your best bet for winter sunshine.

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