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SN Brussels Airlines

SN Brussels Airlines

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Founded 2002
Ceased operations 2006 (merger with Virgin Express to form Brussels Airlines)
Hubs Brussels Airport
Frequent-flyer program Privilege
Airport lounge Business Centre
Fleet size 38
Destinations 90
Company slogan Passionate about you
Parent company SN Airholding
Headquarters Building 117
Brussels Airport
Zaventem, Belgium
Key people Neil Burrows (CEO); Etienne Davignon, chairman

SN Brussels Airlines (SNBA) was a national airline of Belgium, which mainly operated from Brussels Airport. SNBA was the trading name of the Belgian airline Delta Air Transport. SNBA was a full-service airline, connecting Brussels with the rest of Europe. It also flew to Africa, continuing Sabena's extensive network there. The airline merged with Virgin Express into Brussels Airlines which started operations on 25 March 2007 [1] The airline had its head office in Airport Building 117 in Brussels Airport, Zaventem, near Brussels.[2]


The airline was founded in 2002, when a group of Belgian investors (companies, financial institutions and regional investment companies, as well as the Brussels and Walloon governments), set up SN Airholding, headed by Etienne Davignon. After the 2001 collapse of Sabena, Belgium's flag carrier airline, Belgium was left without a national airline. In February 2002, SN Airholding took over the Belgian airline DAT, a subsidiary of Sabena and changed its trading name to SN Brussels Airlines. In 2002, a strategic reorganization started, led by the former CEO Peter Davies. On 12 April 2005 SN Brussels took holding control of Virgin Express and on 31 March 2006 they announced their merger. On 7 November 2006 they announced at a press conference held at Brussels Airport that the new airline would be called Brussels Airlines.


Further information: SN Brussels destinations


Before merging, SN Brussels Airlines operated the following aircraft:

SN Brussels Airlines Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers Notes
Airbus A319-100 3 132
Airbus A330-300 3 264
Avro RJ85 14 82
Avro RJ100 12 97
BAe 146–200 6 84

Codeshare agreements

SN Brussels Airlines had codeshare agreements with the following airlines:


The airline had various color schemes before finally settling on a uniform scheme for the fleet. The upper fuselage is white, while the belly and engines were painted lilac. An orange cheat line runs between the white and lilac parts of the fuselage. The tail shows the old Sabena "S". The website address is near the end of the fuselage. There are differences in livery between the Avro planes and the Airbus planes: most notably, the company name is written on the white part of the fuselage for the Airbus planes, but on the lilac part on the Avro.

Both this livery and the Virgin Express livery were replaced with the Brussels Airlines livery.



  1. ^ Airliner World January 2007
  2. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 30 March – 5 April 2004. 71.

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