Brussels Airlines reconnects Belgium and India as from today

Brussels Airlines reconnects Belgium and India as from today

Thursday, March 30, 2017 — 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.

 

Water salute for our very first SN601 to Mumbai