Following the difficult situation of Thomas Cook Belgium, Brussels Airlines is forced to cancel 105 flights in October. As a result, 3,500 Brussels Airlines customers – booked on these leisure destinations – will have to find alternative solutions, like a rebooking or a refund. In order to still make a vacation possible, the airline offers a 20% discount on flight fares in until 31 October. Travellers can book their flight using promo code “indiansummer” on brusselsairlines.com.
Thomas Cook was an important player for Brussels Airlines, mainly to tourist destinations. “Between 10 October and the end of this month ( end of Summer season 2019), we will cancel 105 flights. About two percent of our flights with a lot of Thomas Cook passengers have been scratched, ” Brussels Airlines spokeswoman Kim Daenen said, adding that “leisure destinations like Egypt, Djerba and the Greek islands are cancelled and frequencies towards e.g. the Canary Islands, Spain reduced.
“On these holiday flights, Brussels Airlines passengers booked tickets, for 3,500 passengers we will find alternative solutions, like a rebooking or a refund. Brussels Airlines regrets that many Belgians saw their holiday plans cancelled after Thomas Cook Belgium and Neckermann ceased its activities,” Daenen added, “as Brussels Airlines operated most of the flights for Thomas Cook Belgium, this has led to additional availability on flights to popular holiday destinations.”
The discount is valid for Brussels Airlines flights operated between today and 31 October, to the following destinations:
Agadir, Alicante, Bologna, Dubrovnik, Faro, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Lanzarote, Lisbon, Marrakesh, Malaga, Milan, Porto, Rome, Turin, Tenerife, Toulouse.
Brussels Airlines reminds affected Thomas Cook Belgium / Neckermann guests who were not able to travel, that they can contact the Travel Guarantee Fund for a refund of their original travel package.