13 FEBRUARY 2017
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Champagne, amenity kits and chocolates are among treats being offered by Brussels Airlines to intercontinental passengers in a new cabin section called Economy Privilege, between Business Class and Economy Class.
Occupying the first four rows of Economy, it also offers more legroom and a seat that reclines 20deg. Hot towels, a linen pillow and a gift box of chocolates are other bonuses.
Economy Privilege is available to all passengers on payment of a supplement of €120 one-way. The airline offers 32 seats on every A330 aircraft, or 18,000 on a yearly basis.
Meanwhile, the airline, which is a member of the Lufthansa Group and Star Alliance, is dropping its five-a-week service between Belfast and its home base at the end of next month after only a year.
The service was launched just days after the terrorist attack on Brussels Airport. A spokeswoman for the airline told the Belfast Telegraph the route had been pulled as it was “not performing in line with our expectations".
Ulster Unionist MEP Jim Nicholson tweeted that he was “disappointed” by the news. "Hope other airlines may be willing to take up this route and keep Northern Ireland connected to heart of Europe,” he added.
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