Brussels Airlines Star Alliance A320
About one month ago, Brussels Airlines has re-introduced a Star Alliance paint scheme on one of their aircraft. Previously this livery was worn by an A319 registered OO-SSC, but it left the fleet back in 2019, leaving no Star Alliance livery on any of their aircraft. However now there is once again an aircraft wearing these colours.
Credit: Marco Dotti
Brussels Airlines is the flag carrier of Belgium, and with a fleet of 46 aircraft, the largest airline in Belgium.
Founded in 2006 after the merger of SN Brussels Airlines - the successor of Sabena - and Virgin Express - the Belgian subsidiary of the Virgin Group -, the airline serves over 90 airports out of it’s hub at Brussels Airport, also known as “The Heart Of Europe”.
The aircraft - a 19 year old Airbus A320-214 built in Toulouse - has flown with the airline for over 9 years.
Previously, OO-SNC has flown for the German leisure airline LTU and later Air Berlin, before finding a home at Brussels Airlines.
It flew with the normal livery for a while, before being decorated with a special Red Devils football livery (not as beautiful as the one we have now on OO-SNA), and later being painted in a livery as a homage to the Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte.
As sad as it was to see the special Magritte livery leave, it was to be expected after flying for over 5 years. Plus (to my knowledge) Star Alliance members must have at least 1 aircraft painted in this livery.
It’s a simple, yet nice livery in my opinion, and since there is a lack of Star Alliance liveries now, or Alliance liveries in general, I would personally love to see this added.
If there is anything I can add, please do let me know, I’m not the best at making feature requests.
(Apologies for the messy format, I have no clue how to make this look nice.)