Belgian giant carrier, Brussels Airlines, has blessed enthusiast travelers with yet another comfort flight from the capital of Europe to Mumbai, India’s economic metropolis.
The maiden Flight SN601 took off from Brussels Airport on March 30, 2017, inaugurating Brussels Airlines’ first connection to India with five flights weekly.
The new route is already proving to be successful among Brussels Airlines customers. Brussels Airlines’ new scheduled flight is indeed good news for the tens of thousands of people who travel between India and Belgium each year and is vital for several economic industries (pharma, diamond, maritime industry, etc). From now on, they can fly directly again between Brussels and India. Also on the airfreight side, demand is high.
With its very first service to India, Brussels Airlines is not only targeting direct passengers, but also travelers who want to fly via Brussels to other destinations in the Brussels Airlines network. The flight schedule allows for smooth connections from and to destinations in Europe, Africa and North America. In India, Brussels Airlines cooperates with Star Alliance partner Air India to ensure connections via Mumbai to several other destinations in India.
Service adapted for Indian passengers
For the new service, Brussels Airlines added an additional Airbus A330 to its fleet, bringing the long haul fleet to a total of 10 aircraft. The launch of the route has also led to additional employment. In total, more than 200 direct jobs have been created including for pilots, cabin crew, ground staff, cargo, sales and support services.
In the last weeks, the Brussels Airlines staff followed special workshops to better understand the Indian culture. In order to service its Indian guests in their local languages, the airline hired and trained 17 Indian cabin crew members.
The new flight is added to the carrier’s over 90 other premium European and African destinations and New York JFK, Washington D.C. and Toronto. In partnership with its international partners, Brussels Airlines also offers long-haul codeshare flights to the United Arab Emirates, Japan and Thailand.