Brussels Airlines reconnects Belgium and India as from today

Brussels Airlines reconnects Belgium and India as from today

Flight SN601 took off from Brussels Airport this morning, inaugurating Brussels Airlines’ first connection to India. 

Starting today Mumbai, India’s economic metropolis, is connected five times a week to Brussels Airport. The Since a year, Europe’s capital was not directly connected to India. Brussels Airlines’ flight now changes that.

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,…). From now on they can fly directly again between Brussels and India. Also on the airfreight side, demand is high.

 

Flight Schedule (in local times)

Flight

From

To

Departure

Arrival

Days of the week

SN601

Brussels

Mumbai

10:45

23:00

1.345.7

SN602

Mumbai

Brussels

01:05

07:15

12.456.

 

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 (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.

 

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Brussels Airlines is Belgium's national airline, connecting the capital of Europe to more than 70 destinations, whereof 15 in Africa, the continent that Brussels Airlines carries closes to its heart. Moreover, Brussels Airlines offers 54 destinations in Europe and 2 in North America. The company employs 3,300 employees and operates 38 aircraft.

In view of the global coronavirus pandemic, Brussels Airlines has committed itself to the strictest health safety measures in aviation worldwide, following the recommendations of EASA (European Air Safety Agency). Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the Belgian airline operates an adapted flight schedule that is based on market demand and that takes into account the travel restrictions of the different authorities.

Thanks to its no-compromise positioning, Brussels Airlines combines competitive all-flexible fares with  the highest service quality. With yearly changing Belgian Star Chefs, its wide offer of Belgian food and drinks and the six Belgian Icons, Brussels Airlines is acting as a real ambassador of its country, bringing the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world.

Creating over 40.000 direct and indirect jobs, Brussels Airlines plays an important role in the Belgian economy and is part of Belgium's second largest economic engine: its hub at Brussels Airport. In 2019, the airline transported over 10 million passengers to, from and via Brussels Airport.

Brussels Airlines offers cargo capacity on all its flights, commercialized by Lufthansa Cargo. The airline also handles the daily maintenance of its aircraft fleet.

Brussels Airlines is one of the four Lufthansa Group network airlines (Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss) and member of Star Alliance. The company was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

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