Brussels Airlines is proud to announce new daily service to Washington Dulles International Airport. On June 18th, 2013, Brussels Airlines' Inaugural Flight landed at Dulles, and was welcomed with a water arch at the gate. As the aircraft taxied, the pilots displayed the Belgium and American flags to mark the newly formed air route.
As we were waiting for Brussels' aircraft to arrive, I captured this interesting photo of British Airways departing.
After the speeches and ribbon cutting, there was a small reception with champagne and cake in the Lufthansa First Class Lounge.
With just a 6 hour turnaround time, Brussels' first flight out of Washington departed. Every passenger was presented with a box of Belgian chocolates as they boarded the flight.