Chef Tim Boury has re-committed to designing menus for Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines and chef Tim Boury renew collaboration for 2021

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Chef Tim Boury has re-committed to designing menus for Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines is to continue its culinary collaboration with Belgian chef Tim Boury to create gastronomic experiences for Business Class customers on its long-haul flights.

Following a successful first collaboration in 2020, Boury returns to create four different menus throughout 2021 for Brussels Airlines’ Business Class guests on intercontinental flights.

“We operated a reduced number of flights this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so we unfortunately have not been able to share Tim’s kitchen with our wide audience of customers. The guests who did get to enjoy Tim’s culinary treats, raved about the quality and taste. That is why we decided to renew our collaboration. We are very happy that Tim decided to accept the challenge again and we look forward to top-notch Belgian cuisine on board of our flights,” commented Tanguy Cartuyvels, Head of Customer Experience and Product at Brussels Airlines.

Boury will work with local and seasonal produce to promote Belgian gastronomy.

For the first months of the year, Boury has devised a menu consisting of an apéro bite made of Gougères Brokkeloud Roeselare cheese, a choice of brioche with smoked eel and chicory or braised veal tenderloin served with rocket and stuffed tomato as a starter, followed by three choices for the main course: Veal cheek with fondant potatoes, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts or cod fish with pumpkin, vadouvan spices and wild rice or a vegetarian lasagne with parsnip, celeriac, Jerusalem artichoke and porcini mushroom. The meal is rounded off with a dessert of white chocolate, banana and blackcurrant.

Austrian crew member wearing a mask

Lufthansa Group permits passengers with health conditions to fly mask free

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Austrian crew member wearing a mask

From 1 September, the Lufthansa Group airlines (Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa, SWISS)  is allowing those with health conditions to fly mask-free upon presentation of a medical certificate. Passengers will be able to download the document from the retrospective airlines’ websites. In addition, passengers must also present a negative COVID-19 test, taken no longer than 48 hours prior to departure. This ensures maximum safety for the passengers travelling with them.

Children under the age of six continue to be exempt from the wearing a face mask.

Lufthansa Group’s General Conditions of Carriage (GTC) will in future stipulate that anyone with a known or positive COVID-19 infection are not permitted to board the aircraft.

“We have always emphasised that safety is our top priority, especially in the age of COVID-19, and a mask is the simplest and most effective protection against transmission,” commented Austrian Airlines COO Jens Ritter. “The majority of our passengers comply with the rules in an exemplary manner. With the current change, we are taking an additional step towards greater health protection on the aircraft.”