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Brussels Airlines presents Bruegel, its 6th Belgian Icon

After honoring Tintin in 2015, followed by Magritte, the Red Devils, Tomorrowland and the Smurfs, Brussels Airlines presents its 6th Belgian Icon, a unique aircraft inspired by Flemish painter Bruegel the Elder.

Brussels Airlines - Airplane with Bruegel paint


2019 being the year of Bruegel, Brussels Airlines has chosen to pay tribute to the Flemish Master with a new Belgian Icon.

For the occasion, the airline joins forces with VISITFLANDERS and BOZAR - Centre for Fine Arts, who acted as curatorial advisor and suggested two contemporary Belgian artists, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys.


The result is a 37 m long Airbus A320 baptized Bruegel. The two sides of the fuselage feature an entirely different design, which took 19 days to paint by hand, as it is the most complex aircraft livery ever made, due to the very high level of detail.