Brussels Airlines launches Economy Light's new transatlantic service

Brussels Airlines has announced the launch of a new Economy Light hand baggage-only fare option on flights to North America, the company said.

The carrier says the fares are the cheapest option for those who do not need ticket flexibility. However, passengers can still pay an extra fee to check in a piece of luggage, reserve a specific seat or book other ancillary items.

Routes offering Economy Light fares include New York, Washington DC and Toronto. Tickets are also available through the airline´s joint venture partners United and Air Canada.

Brussels Airlines joins its fellow carriers Austrian, Lufthansa and Swiss in adding a hand baggage-only transatlantic fare option.

Brussels Airlines is Belgium´s national carrier and operates flights between Brussels and Europe, Africa and the United States.