New Airbus A320 codenamed Amare has already got into the fleet of Brussels Airlines to mainly facilitate visitors from all over the world to Brussels, Belgium, for Tomorrowland, the annual music festival that brings together young people during the summer season.
Amare completion took nine months and made its maiden flight to Vienna, Austria, a fortnight ago, opening an amazing journey spanning the skies over Europe and beyond until 2022.
“Amare is not just an airplane; it brings people’s hearts together all the year round and symbolises some of the key values of Tomorrowland: love, friendship and unity,” reads the Brussels Airlines’ statement.
Every summer since 2012, Brussels Airlines flies the world to De Schorre in Boom, Belgium, with visitors from more than 200 countries gathering for Tomorrowland, the magical music festival which calls itself the most international gathering in the world. During the festival, young people from Swaziland and Sweden to Fiji come together for an unforgettable weekend and friendship without borders as they enjoy the festival as well as discovering the rest of the country.
The statement states that Brussels Airlines and Tomorrowland created Amare, the 180-seats aircraft with a cruising speed of 850km/h, operating 50 destinations in Europe and Middle East in order to bring people together for five years. Last summer Brussels Airlines flew more than 10,000 People of Tomorrow to Brussels on their 108 Tomorrowland flights.
“In order to make flying with Amare a complete experience, special mood lighting is foreseen in the aircraft cabin. To get everyone in the right atmosphere, the Tomorrowland Hymn by Hans Zimmer is played every time travellers board Amare,” reads part of the statement.
Fourth Belgian Icon
Amare is the fourth special livery plane that Brussels Airlines adds to its Belgian Icons series. As an ambassador for Belgium, the airline wants to bring the best of Belgium to the world. In 2014 the company decided to dedicate Rakcham aircraft to Tintin and instantly became one of the most photographed planes in the world. In 2015, two Belgian Icons were unveiled to the public, namely Magritte, dedicated to surrealist painter René Magritte, and Trident, the aircraft of the Belgian Red Devils, the Belgian national football team. With Amare, Brussels Airlines now pays tribute to Tomorrowland, which has in fact become a true Belgian Icon.
Brussels Airlines, a member of Lufthansa Group and a Star Alliance member, is the Belgian airline that offers the widest choice of flights to and from the capital of Europe, Brussels Airport.
The company has more than 3,500 employees and 49 aircraft operating some 300 flights daily, connecting Brussels to over 90 premium European and African destinations and New York JFK, Washington D.C. and Toronto in Canada. As from this month (March 2017), the airline will operate five weekly flights to Mumbai, India.
On long haul flights, the airline operates an all new Business Class with full flatbeds and state of the art inflight entertainment, and a brand new Economy class with ergonomic seats and individual inflight entertainment touchscreens. Long-haul flights are operated with Airbus A330-200 and A330-300 aircraft.
In addition to its 23 destinations in Africa and North America, Brussels Airlines and its intercontinental partners also offer long-haul codeshare flights to the United Arab Emirates, Japan and Thailand.
Founded in 2002 and owned by SN Airholding, Brussels Airlines offers cargo capacity on all its flights, commercialized by the Cargo Department and handles the daily maintenance of its aircraft fleet.
By Jean d’Amour Mugabo