Sabenapilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 2697 posts, RR: 49 Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1261 times:
As from September 8 2003, the Greek capital Athens, currently preparing itself for the Olympic Games of 2004, will no longer be missing in the broad range of European destinations offered by SN Brussels Airlines. SN Brussels Airlines has recently signed a code-share agreement with the new Greek full-frills airline Hellas Jet for scheduled flights between Belgium and Greece.
Hellas Jet, founded on the experience of main shareholder Cyprus Airways and already present at Brussels airport since June 2003, will operate 2 daily flights between Brussels airport and the new airport of Athens.
The time schedule of these flights allows flexible travel possibilities for passengers departing in Athens or Brussels as well as for passengers connecting on the European and African network of SN.
SN 5451 leaves Brussels at 10h50 and lands in Athens at 15h00 local time.
SN 5453 leaves Brussels at 20h05 and lands in Athens at 00h15 local time. (except Saturday)
SN 5452 leaves Athens at 07h15 local time and lands in Brussels at 09h45.
SN 5454 leaves Athens at 16h40 local time and lands in Brussels at 19h05. (except Saturday)
By entering into this partnership with Hellas Jet -which will be the operating carrier- SN Brussels Airlines has once again chosen for top quality. Hellas Jet not only uses brand new Airbus A320 aircraft (16 seats in Business Class, 132 in Economy Class), it is also renowned for its great in-flight service.
In its short existence, Hellas Jet has indead already built up a quality reputation. The Business Class is in a 2/2 configuration that allows to travel relaxed and comfortable. Free hot meals and beverages are offered to all passengers. During the total flight time of 3h10 the passengers can watch BBC news and entertaining programs as well as listen to different music channels.
“With this partnership SN Brussels Airlines fine-tunes its dense European network”, confirms Executive Vice-President Network Erik Follet. “Greece is an important leisure and business destination and thanks to our collaboration with Hellas Jet we can now offer our customers an excellent product.”
About SN Brussels Airlines:
SN Brussels Airlines is the new Belgian full-service airline based in Brussels offering its customers a gateway to Europe, Africa and the United States. The company, which employs more than 1.850 people, guarantees more than 285 punctual flights a day to 49 European and 13 African cities, as well as 1 direct daily flight between Brussels and Chicago and 22 US destinations beyond. SN Brussels Airlines’ modern fleet consists of 38 aircraft configured in business and economy class. SN Brussels Airlines has commercial partnerships with world-class companies only.
Sabenapilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2000, 2697 posts, RR: 49 Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1214 times:
Some more thoughts....
A small comparison between schedules shows that the 2 SN flights to Athens (one morning and one late evening flight) offer far more travel flexibility than the 2 VEX flights (one early morning and one noon flight) or the 2 OA flights (one noon and one evening flight).
Ticket fares in economy-restricted one way start at around 105 euro, which are very competitive for a full-frills ticket and are most likely ever cheaper than a regular Virgin Express ticket with all the supplements for onboard service. (not included on VEX)!