Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines commence cooperation
Monday, February 16, 2009: Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines are stepping up their cooperation within the framework of the planned admission of the Belgian carrier to the Star Alliance.
From 15 February, passengers from both airlines will have access to both their lounges. Members with Platinum status in the Belgian airline´s Privilege frequent flyer programme will in future be entitled to use all Lufthansa Senator and Business-Class lounges, worldwide. In turn, Lufthansa´s frequently flying Miles & More members will have access to the lounges of Brussels Airlines.
From this weekend, HON Circle members of Miles & More as well as passengers with Senator status and First-Class travellers will have the use of the Belgian carrier’s lounges in Brussels. Additionally, passengers´ baggage can be checked-through to their final destination on flights operated by the two airlines.
Plans for the next steps in cooperation between Lufthansa and Brussels Airlines are already underway: Passengers will very shortly be able to combine the fares of the two carriers in cross-border traffic. Conclusion of a code-share agreement encompassing large parts of the two airlines´ networks is also envisaged. The accord will enable numerous connections to be offered under joint flight numbers. Additionally, Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines are to pool their frequent flyer programmes.