Brussels Airlines opens new destinations to India and away

Published by Jean d’Amour Mugabo
On 25 March 2017 saa 10:53
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Comfort flight lovers have got yet another reason to smile, following the opening of new flight destinations by the Belgian giant Carrier—Brussels Airlines.

New destinations and higher flight frequencies are soon greeting the 2017 summer season, which runs from end of March till October, with highlights of the schedule being the launch of the new Mumbai route and the growth of the European network with new leisure destinations.

Both the European and intercontinental offer grow significantly during the 2017 summer season. In an average summer week, Brussels Airlines offers 8 percent more seats compared to last year. The company’s statement reveals an overview of what is to come for short and mid haul.

“With Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Rhodes (Greece), Funchal (Portugal) and Comiso (Sicily), Brussels Airlines adds 4 popular vacation islands to its network of leisure destinations. Yerevan (Armenia), a destination that already welcomed Brussels Airlines charter flights during the winter season and was not directly connected to Belgium before, will be operated weekly and even two times per week in July and August,” it reads.

Brussels Airlines also increases its number of flights to many existing destinations.

Porto and Lisbon are served twice a day during the whole summer and Faro in the Algarve is served daily. The popular vacation destination Alicante (Spanish Costa Blanca) will also be connected daily. More frequencies are also added on the routes to Ibiza, Billund, Bordeaux, Paris CDG, Nantes, Naples, Warsaw and Athens.

The seat offer to Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa, Oslo, Marseille, London Heathrow, Florence, Bologna, Madrid, Rome, Geneva, Vienna and Hamburg will also grow significantly thanks to the use of larger aircraft on these routes.

Intercontinental flights improvements

The biggest newcomer in Brussels Airlines’ intercontinental network is Mumbai. From March 30, Brussels Airlines will fly five times weekly to the economic heart of India.

The Mumbai-Brussels flights can all be combined with Brussels Airlines’ connections to Africa, the US and Canada. Abidjan (Ivory Coast) will be served daily during the summer season, instead of the current six times weekly. Accra’s frequency increases from four to five flights a week.

Summer destination Washington D.C. also relaunches for the season and will be served six times a week as from end of March. The Canadian Toronto will be connected to Brussels Airport five times per week and New York remains a daily destination. Travelers who want to connect to one of the many other North American destinations that Brussels Airlines offers in partnership with Air Canada and United, can connect smoothly via Toronto and Washington.

On long haul flights, the airline operates an all new Business Class with full flatbeds and state of the art inflight entertainment, and a brand new Economy class with ergonomic seats and individual inflight entertainment touchscreens. Long-haul flights are operated with Airbus A330-200 and A330-300 aircraft.

In addition to its 23 destinations in Africa and North America, Brussels Airlines and its intercontinental partners also offer long-haul codeshare flights to the United Arab Emirates, Japan and Thailand.

Brussels Airlines, a member of Lufthansa Group and a Star Alliance member, is the Belgian airline that offers the widest choice of flights to and from the capital of Europe, Brussels Airport.

Founded in 2002 and owned by SN Airholding, Brussels Airlines offers cargo capacity on all its flights, commercialized by the Cargo Department and handles the daily maintenance of its aircraft fleet.

By Jean d’Amour Mugabo