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Beginning June 18, Brussels
Airlines will commence direct service from Belgium's Brussels Airport to Washington, D.C.'s Dulles International Airport
, the Belgian airline announced this week.
Washington Dulles is the second U.S. destination for Brussels Airlines, which launched daily service to New York
last year and will offer flights between the European and U.S. capitals five times per week.
"We are extremely happy to be expanding Brussels Airlines' intercontinental network and to be able to further reinforce our presence at the American East Coast," says Brussels Airlines CEO Bernard Gustin. "With this new flight we're not only aiming at passengers flying to Washington or Brussels, but we are connecting the entire Brussels Airlines network with Washington and with the extended U.S. network of our partner United. Thanks to our own flights to Washington and New York, and thanks to our cooperation with Star Alliance partners United and Lufthansa, we will offer more than ever the best travel possibilities to the United States."