Brussels Airlines Keeps Its Focus On The African Continent, Confirms Its Position In The Market With A New Brand Identity

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Brussels Airlines said it has presented a new brand identity, confirming its position in the market as Belgium’s home carrier and the Africa expert of the Lufthansa Group.

The Updated colours, a new logo and aircraft livery are the visual token of the airline’s new chapter, stating its readiness for future challenges and reemphasizing the importance of the Belgian brand. A chapter with a strong focus on customer experience, reliability and sustainability while keeping a competitive cost structure.

Brussels Airlines said it has accelerated and intensified 2020 its transformation plan Reboot Plus in, in order to pave the way for a future-proof company that is able to face the competition, with a sound and healthy cost structure.

After the restructuring, the company started the second phase of its Reboot Plus plan: the build-up and improvement phase. Brussels Airlines now turns its attention to the future with strategic investments in an improved customer experience, new

The Belgian company said it is transforming to become a healthy, profitable airline that offers perspectives to its customers, partners and employees; an airline with a constant focus on the environment and the reduction of its ecological footprint.

Peter Gerber, CEO of Brussels Airlines stated: “We want to clearly mark the start of the New Brussels Airlines. For our customers, who deserve the best, but also for our employees, who are committed to the transformation that we’re pushing forward and to which they contribute every day. That is why today we present the visual translation of our new start. With this new brand identity, we are ready to show our customers, our employees, our partners and all other stakeholders that we are turning a page. As one of the four Lufthansa Group network airlines, we are building the way towards a promising future.  We see this new brand identity as a symbol of confidence in our company – re-emphasizing our identity as Belgium’s home carrier.”

According to Brussels Airline, during the coronavirus crisis, its African network remained the most important market for the company, with the most stable flight offer. Also in the future, Brussels Airlines will continue to serve as the African competence centre for the Lufthansa Group and continue to invest in the continent.

The first A330 aircraft – the aircraft type that Brussels Airlines operates to Africa – that will be painted in the new colours is OO-SFH and will be ready in May 2022.

Michel Moriaux, Head of Marketing at Brussels Airlines added:  “This new brand identity is a very logical step for Brussels Airlines. After years marked by so many changes, it is important to clarify and confirm our position in the market. We are changing into a new company, with new cabin interiors, digitized processes, fleet renewal with A320neo’s on the way, and much more to come. Together with Today Agency, we created a more contemporary branding, one that is fit for our digital age, one that represents a reliable and modern airline.”

“We have chosen for a tagline that underlines our most valuable asset; the hospitality brought to our passengers by our incredible staff. Their way of working, on and behind the scenes, ensures that our passengers are in good hands. By committing to transparency, by investing in a greener and more comfortable fleet, by being 24/7 available and by making sure that our passengers sit together without an extra charge, we want to offer our customers what really matters to them. No small print, just common sense.” Mr Moriaux added.

Wencke Lemmes, Head of Customer Experience, Product and Marketing at Brussels Airlines commented:  “I wish to sincerely thank all the Brussels Airlines colleagues who have contributed in any way to today’s important milestone in our history. While going for a New Brussels Airlines, our focus on cost and sustainability remains of utmost importance to us.  To avoid creating waste and high production costs, our new brand identity will take place in a phased approach. Our aircraft will for instance not be repainted before their painting due date, as to not waste money, resources, or paint. As a consequence, the repainting of the fleet will take several years. This also means that you will still bump into our “old” branding, as we commit ourselves to using resources until they are depleted or have reached their expiry date.”

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